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The COLA countdown

Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients.
August 27, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Tom Temin , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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A look ahead

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan talk about the state of the federal workforce and legislation under consideration in Congress that could affect federal employment.
July 7, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal pay , retirement benefits , phased retirement , longevity annuities , rollover , TSP , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , Voluntary Contributions

Monday - 07/07/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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What's the latest on Capitol Hill?

NARFE's Chris Farrell joins host Mike Causey to talk about some of the bills introduced in Congress that affect federal workers.
May 21, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , budget battle , Chris Farrell , NARFE , retirement benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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Rush hour or sleep late? Your call!

The way things are going, a lot of long-time feds are doing the math to see how much longer they can afford to work. So do you keep fighting rush-hour traffic or give yourself the option to sleep late? Follow the money, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , David Snell , NARFE

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

New bill aims to cancel sequestration for DoD at cost to feds' pay and benefits

Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) introduced a bill Tuesday to cancel sequestration for the Defense Department for two years. The bill would offset this change by using a chained CPI to calculate COLAs for federal retirement programs along with other entitlement reforms.

Tags: Jim Bridenstine , Doug Lamborn , chained CPI , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , sequestration , House , Frank Wolf , Michael OConnell , DoD

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 04:32pm EST

Government shutdown, chained COLA, and more

NARFE's Jessica Klement and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the government shutdown and its impact.
October 16, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , chained CPI , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , government shutdown , Mike Causey , For Your Benefit

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:49pm EDT
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New health plan options & reduced retirement benefits

NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , healthcare , self plus one , NARFE , David Snell , Social Security , government shutdown , budget 2014 , continuing resolution , GAO , USPS , FAA , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn , FEHBP

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:50pm EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 19, 2012

Defense analyst Jim McAleese reviews the Defense Authorization Bill agreed on by both the Senate and the House yesterday. OPM Director John Berry says proposed rules to implement phased retirement are on the fast track. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) discusses changes that will make it easier for feds to telework. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talks about benefits that will help retain federal employees. Vivian Reifberg of McKinsey & Co. talks about why the current administrative transition is so important. Alex Bolton of The Hill discusses the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Tags: Jim McAleese , McAleese and Associates , John Berry , OPM , phased retirement , retirement , John Sarbanes , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , Gerry Connolly , workforce , Vivian Riefberg , McKinsey & Co. , Alex Bolton , The Hill , Congress , fiscal cliff , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 08:41am EST

When a 'COLA' is not a 'COLA'

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein and host Bob Leins discuss in detail the pay adjustment system for feds and retirees.
October 29, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , Consumer Price Index , Bob Braunstein , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Sunday - 10/28/2012, 03:33pm EDT
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