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Pay and Benefits News

Fearless forecast

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will predict what's ahead for federal workers and retirees in 2015.
January 21, 2015

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 08:07pm EST
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New sick leave plan may spotlight fed benefits

Many federal workers probably wonder what's the fuss about giving people seven days of sick leave per year. That's because Uncle Sam has long been ahead of his time when it comes to things like a generous leave package for workers, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00am EST

TSP: Is it risky to play it safe?

The G-fund never has a bad day, which is the good news. The bad news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that the G-fund also never has a really good day.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 03:00am EST

Singles and retirement

Gerontology professor and life coach Michael Creedon joins host Bob Leins to discuss the issues and challenges that single retirees face.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 06:35pm EST
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How are you spending your day?

Just because today is a holiday doesn't mean Uncle Sam has shut down. Far from it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Lots of people are in today either because they have to be (as in they are essential) or they want to be (as in dedicated). Either way, have a good day ...

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:00am EST

3.8 percent pay raise: Reality check!!!

A group of Democrats on Capitol Hill are proposing a 3.8 pay hike for federal employees. That's a good thing, right? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer is complicated.

Friday - 01/16/2015, 02:00am EST

Obama authorizes up to six weeks of paid parental leave for feds

President Barack Obama is signing a Presidential Memorandum today directing agencies to provide six weeks of advance sick leave for federal employees to care for their newborn child.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:12pm EST

Which TSP fund is the best option for you?

Financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions about which TSP fund to invest in.
January 14, 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 06:57pm EST
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The January effect on your TSP account

You got questions about which TSP fund to invest in? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey may not have all the answers, but he knows someone who does.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:00am EST

House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

Separating from federal service in mid-career

James Marshall, federal benefits specialist, discusses leaving your government career when you are not eligible to retire.
January 12, 2015

Sunday - 01/11/2015, 10:22am EST
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Acquisition reform

Today's FEDtalk will feature a roundtable discussion of one of this year's hottest topics - acquisition reform.
January 9, 2015

Friday - 01/09/2015, 09:03pm EST

2015 Pay Raise: The silence of the lambs!

This year, again, feds got a 1 percent raise. So that's 2 percent (slightly more with compounding) in five years. So did anybody notice? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 01/09/2015, 02:00am EST

Roth IRA conversions

NITP hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the Voluntary Contribution Program and offer advice on transferring funds to a Roth IRA.
January 5, 2014

Monday - 01/05/2015, 08:21pm EST
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So, you wanna be a millionaire? Is 2015 the year of your Roth TSP?

While most people know that the Roth option exists, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many don't understand exactly what it is or does.

Monday - 01/05/2015, 02:00am EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Good news is on the horizon for federal employees that plan to retire in 2015. The Office of Personnel Management's processing times for retirement claims are accelerating, and the agency will try for the fifth time to digitize the process. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute for Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her Top 3 for 2015. She told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley the faster processing times will most help people retiring early in the year.

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:25pm EST

Some TSP funds dip into the negative after November rebound

After a month of growth for all Thrift Savings Plan funds, December saw some federal retirement accounts dipping into the negative.

Friday - 01/02/2015, 03:51pm EST

Reaction to President Obama's meeting with the SES

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will give her thoughts on President Barack Obama's speech to members of the Senior Executives Service.
December 31, 2014

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 07:13pm EST

Our readers' favorite stories of 2014

Even without all the fireworks caused by furloughs and the government shutdown that occurred in 2013, Federal News Radio readers found plenty to intrigue them in 2014. Read our 10 most-read stories for 2014.

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 11:56am EST

Government of the people?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is on vacation. Today's guest columnist is involved with non-partisan politics in a D.C.-area jurisdiction, where he and his colleagues put aside personal requirements to get the job done.

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 02:00am EST
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