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Analysis: Proposed federal retirement cuts often boil down to 'perception'

Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent proposals on federal retirements.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/27/2012, 06:23pm EST
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Army praised for management turnaround at Arlington cemetery

The investigative agency that originally detailed huge management problems at Arlington National Cemetery a year and a half ago says there's been a dramatic improvement. The challenge now is maintaining the momentum.

Tags: DoD , Army , Arlington Cemetery , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Peter Vangjel , Army Inspector General , GAO , Brian Lepore , Army Information Technology Agency , Kathryn Condon , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:42am EST
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Group surveying military pay, benefits ahead of proposed cuts

The Pentagon has unveiled details of a 10-year strategy for defense cuts including reductions in military pay and benefits. But before any large-scale changes are made, service members should be given a chance to voice their opinions of their compensation packages, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary, a prominent defense think tanks argues. "The Pentagon is already starting to move to make changes in the compensation system," said CSBA senior fellow Todd Harrison. "And basically our point here is before we start tinkering with things, before we start making changes we need to understand first how service members actually view different parts of their compensation package."

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget , DoD , pay and benefits , In Depth , Francis Rose , retirement

Friday - 01/27/2012, 09:15pm EST
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Thousands of federal workers owe back taxes

A government report finds that tens of thousands of federal employees from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama's executive office collectively owe the government billions in back taxes.

Tags: IRS , Senate , House , taxes

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:54pm EST

Federally Employed Women group keeps eye on pay, benefit issues

Janet Kopenhaver, FEW's Washington representative, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what her group is working on for its members in the federal workforce.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federally Employed Women , Janet Kopenhaver , workforce ,

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:54pm EST
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Lawmakers spar over proposed federal retirement cuts

Lawmakers should keep their hands off federal employees' retirement plans, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Director of Retirement Benefit Services David Snell said at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy. The subcommittee is considering a slew of bills aimed at reducing federal pensions for both lawmakers and rank-and-file workers.

Tags: NARFE , David Snell , payroll tax cut , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , FERS , CSRS , Social Security , OPM , Emily Kopp , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Robert Dold , Tim Griffin , Mike Coffman

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:06pm EST
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The Biggest Loser fed version

Many times in life we are faced with options sometimes a variety and none of them are good. That's definitely true for current and retired federal government workers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , FERS , CSRS , FERS supplement , retirement , annuity , budget

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal pay and benefits caught (again) in payroll tax, budget talks

Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will explain how feds could be affected by cuts to the federal budget.
January 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , budget battle , federal pay freeze , retirement benefits , President Obama , State of the Union , FAA reauthorization , postal service

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:19pm EST
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