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- The Big Data Dilemma
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- Connected Government
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- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
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- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
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
Retirement coach Mike Townshend on how to prepare a care contract for your family.
July 8, 2013
The Supreme Court struck down parts of DOMA on June 26. Federal managers now must decide how to recognize legal same-sex marriages. Agencies also must update their enrollment systems to include same-sex spouses and their children.
Members of Congress sent a letter to the President Tuesday saying federally contracted low-wage work represents how the government fuels inequality. Contracted service workers staged a strike to protest pay inequality.
NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times writer Stephen Losey, join host Mike Causey to talk about the self-plus-one health plan option and the chained CPI.
July 3, 2013 (This show originally aired May 29, 2013)
Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your calls and emails about phased retirement.
July 1, 2013
The Office of Personnel Management released a statement Thursday urging agencies to still nominate executives for the Presidential Rank Awards despite the absence of bonus money. OPM said winners will receive presidential recognition.
Every TSP fund -- with the exception of the ever-reliable government-securities G Fund -- finished last month in negative territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.
There are some things that many of us only do once. That includes retiring and dying. So it pays to get it right the first time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Federal employees in same-sex marriages have until August 26 to make changes to their health and life insurance among other benefits, according to a new memo from acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan. Same-sex spouses of federal employees are now eligible for coverage under under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Long-term Care Insurance.
With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is setting the stage for a major new multiyear initiative to study the needs of Thrift Savings Plan participants and improve its services. The first step in the process will be determining benchmarks for how the board currently operates and communicates with participants, said Kim Weaver, the board's director of external affairs.
John Grobe, president of Federal Career Experts, will answer your calls and emails about possible changes to your pay and benefits package.
June 26, 2013(This show originally aired June 12, 2013)