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Couple navigates FERS-CSRS retirement divide

As part of the special series, FERS: 25 Years Later, Federal News Radio welcomed to its studios a retired federal couple, Neil Schiff and Linda Habenstreit who represent the federal retirement divide. When Schiff retired from the FBI's Office of Public Affairs, he was a FERS enrollee. His wife, a long-time public affairs specialist in the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service, was covered by CSRS.

Tags: FERS , CSRS , Neal Schiff , Linda Habenstreit , pay and benefits , retirement , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:12pm EST
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25 years later, FERS still 'excellent' plan for feds

Arthur Stein, a financial planner and former federal manager, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp Wednesday that FERS has been a boon for feds, both young and old.

Tags: Arthur Stein , FERS , CSRS , retirement , benefits , Federal Drive , TSP , Roth TSP , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 12, 2012

Dr. A. Hunter Fanney talks about a house the NIST Engineering Lab is using to study green technologies. Dr. Cheryl Martin discusses the Energy Department's recent round of grants to foster new technology. Financial Planner Arthur Stein discusses the impact of FERS over the last 25 years. Pete Kasperowicz of The Hill newspapers reviews upcoming legislation on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Hunter Fanney , NIST , green energy , Energy Department , Cheryl Martin , financial planning , FERS , Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill , Congress , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 09:32am EST

FERS pioneers examine past, present and future of retirement fund

In the 25 years since the Federal Employees Retirement System went into effect, much has changed when it comes to federal retirement. Tom Trabucco, the former longtime director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, and Judy Park, the former legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, joined Your Turn with Mike Causey for a look back at the creation of FERS and how it has evolved over the years.

Tags: pay and benefits , FERS , Judy Park , Tom Trabucco , NARFE , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , TSP , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 08:02pm EST
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FERS for dummies

The new Federal Employees Retirement System is suddenly not so new. It turned 25 this year. And next to Social Security, it is the dominant federal retirement program. So how did FERS happen, and why? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , retirement , CSRS

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:54am EST

Fight for federal retirement overhaul offers lessons for today's fiscal challenges

Tom Trabucco, the former long-time director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said legislative changes to the federal retirement system made by Congress a quarter-century ago actually succeeded in achieving its goals and serve as a reminder of what can be accomplished when something big needs to be done and key leaders step up to the line.

Tags: FERS , pay and benefits , Tom Trabucco , Social Security , TSP

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:05am EST
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TSP Tracker: Annual returns from 1987 - today

The Thrift Savings Plan, the federal-employee 401(k), rolled out in 1987. Through the years, it's picked up some new fund options. In this interactive chart, track annual returns of all 10 TSP funds since their inception.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:01am EST

Timeline: What you never knew about the history of FERS

The Federal Employees Retirement System, which overhauled federal pensions, turned 25 years old this year. But, the history of the federal retirement structure extends farther back than that. In this timeline, follow the key events that led to the creation of FERS.

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Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:00am EST