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- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss how to transfer funds to a Roth IRA and avoid incurring an income tax.
August 5, 2013
The National Treasury Employees Union supports the general idea of phased retirement but has taken issue with some of the specifics set out by the Office of Personnel Management in its draft regulations. NTEU President Colleen Kelley says the rules, in their current form, require would-be phased retirees to have 20 years of experience, which could limit the number of employee eligible for the program. NTEU is also concerned about the lack of an appeals process for feds deemed ineligible for the option.
The Office of Personnel Management now estimates it will not be able to clear a longstanding backlog of retirement claims until next summer. OPM Associate Director for Retirement Services Ken Zawodny told Federal News Radio the suspension of overtime in late April has left the agency essentially treading water when it comes to processing retirement applications.
How can you tell the difference between a current government worker and a retired civil servant? One of them is smiling, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Think about it, prices have gone up, taxes have gone up, health premiums have gone up -- but feds at the Pentagon, HUD, Interior and other agencies haven't had a raise in three years.
The Senate postal reform bill calls on the Office of Personnel Management to change the way it calculates how much the U.S. Postal Service must pay into the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The change could result in a $6 billion surplus for the debt-burdened USPS.
The House passed the Stop Government Abuse Act Thursday by a vote of 239-176. The bill is part of a Republican legislative package aimed at slashing government waste and abuse.
Funds in the Thrift Savings Plan rebounded last month from a June dip. All TSP funds posted in positive territory for the first time since April, and some funds boasted their biggest monthly increases of the year so far
Certifed financial planner Joe Sullender answers questions and emails about how to create a financial plan for your family.
July 29, 2013.
Government contractors have more questions than answers regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact business, and how coverage requirements will inform contract pricing evaluations.
Furloughs have hit half the federal workforce, and the financial impact has been hard on many of them. But for many members of the federal family, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, the worst may be yet to come — things like layoffs and cutbacks in the federal retirement and health insurance programs in the new fiscal year.
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is receiving more requests for loans than ever before as weekly furloughs hit the Defense Department. Director Steve Bauer said the non-profit organization is doing everything it can to keep up.
July 24 & 30, 2013
Bob Braunstein, a federal benefits specialist, explores the special retirement provisions for LEOs, FF, ATC and foreign assignments.
Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security questions.
July 15, 2013
The number of furloughed federal employees seeking emergency loans from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) continues to grow, as FEEA tries to keep up with the heightened demand.
After two weeks of deliberation and analysis of agency resources, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to cancel its second phase of furloughs.
Members of the House have doubts about the Labor Department's proposal to set a uniform benefit rate for FECA beneficiaries. A GAO study found that such propositions will decrease benefits to injured workers with dependents. FECA benefits would also align more closely with Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) benefits once injured workers reach retirement age.
Better security triggers Pentagon to adjust danger pay list; 56,000 troops may lose extra pay
You don't have to be popping 50-plus vitamins or checking out the early-bird dinner special to be excited by the government's new phased retirement program, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It has some potential benefits for both beginning feds and people in mid-career too.
Federal benefits expert Bob Braunstein will answer your questions about phased retirment.
July 10, 2013
IRS head cancels management bonuses, says he will fight bonuses for union employees