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6:42 pm, November 27, 2014

Pay and Benefits News

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress is fairly consuming Washington these days. But the lame-duck Congress returning to Washington today has got to tackle big challenges of its own. So what is on Congress' to-do list? Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:59am EST
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Open season and Walton Francis

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis answers your questions about FEHBP Open Season.
November 10, 2014

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:13pm EST
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Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

Government not yet brain-dead... but be patient!

The predicted "tsunami" of federal retirees may or may not come. Regardless, if you're planning to retire, you should still take steps to ensure financial security while your retirement is processed, says Federal News Radio's Mike Causey.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Turbo-charged customer service and some more customized services may be available to Thrift Savings Plan investors in the future. Greg Long, the executive director of the TSP, says the TSP may provide these services -- since they see participants taking all their money out of their accounts when they retire. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Greg Long is most worried about.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:50pm EST
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Long term care & the 2014 election

Host Mike Causey interviews Joan Melanson with Long Term Care Partners about the federal long term care program, and Federal Times senior writer Andy Medici will tell us what the election results mean for feds.
November 5, 2014

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:23pm EST
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Young and old feds alike struggle with financial choices

Young feds are too passive; older feds too hasty with their retirement savings, according to Greg Long, executive director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. He spoke at a meeting Wednesday of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:59pm EST

Lottery tickets or LTC premiums?

Do yourself a favor and think about getting some Long Term Care insurance, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Your family will thank you.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP funds on the rise in October

All TSP funds, except for the I fund, posted positive results for the month of October, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 10:19am EST

Federal benefits, finances and legal planning

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss what the various NITP presenters addressed at last week's "bennies and bucks" meeting.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 10:10am EST
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Use it or lose it, but first define 'it'

When it comes to lots of things, the rule of thumb is: use-it-or-lose-it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this is especially true when it comes to federal employees deciding whether to use sick leave or vacation days.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:00am EST

Good news in the EVS: A well-educated federal workforce

A deep dive into the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey reveals that 39 percent of feds have improved their educational status over the last decade.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 02:24pm EDT

Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

Your Halloween Preview: Trick or Treat, except minus the treat

For some feds, every day seems like Halloween, with Congress routinely handing out tricks disguised as treats, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

The way it was and the way it is on Capitol Hill

Maryland Congressman Frank Wolf and Janet Kopenhaver with Federally Employed Women join host Mike Causey to talk about what's ahead for Congress and feds.
October 29, 2014

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:45pm EDT

How much longer can you afford to work?

Facing pay freezes, cost of living increases and hikes in retirement payments, some feds may wonder if its worth going to work these days, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

FSAFEDS What does it do for me?

Join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome Bart Turney from FSAFEDS in the studio to discuss flexible spending accounts and why they are good choices to help with health care AND day care expenses.

Saturday - 10/25/2014, 10:58am EDT
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Is there life after a 1.7 percent COLA?

Don't worry. That mournful sound you're hearing is just federal, military and Social Security retirees reacting to the low cost of living adjustment they'll be receiving come January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

Answers to your health plan questions

Dave Snell, director of retirement benefits for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, answers your questions about federal health care.
October 22, 2014

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 07:28pm EDT

Federal workers: All I want for Christmas is a long weekend

A WhiteHouse.gov petition asks President Barack Obama to grant government employees off the Friday after Christmas, creating a four-day weekend.

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:10pm EDT
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