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GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , management , Congress , House , Senate , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , GAO , High Risk List , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT

House GOP budget calls for increase in feds' retirement contributions

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) released his $3.8 trillion budget plan, which includes language calling for an increase to federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans. All federal employees would pay 6.6 percent of their pay into their retirement plans. The bill also increases funding to the Defense Department's Overseas Contingency Operations fund, while keeping total DoD spending under sequestration caps.

Tags: House Budget Committe , Tom Price , budget , retirement , retirement contribution , DoD , Overseas Contingency Operations , Congress , House , Steny Hoyer , Donna Edwards , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:06pm EDT

TSP balance tops $113k: Are you smart, lucky or both?

When it comes to prepping for retirement, federal workers are doing much better than their private sector counterparts, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Monday - 03/02/2015, 03:00am EST

Snow wreaks havoc on TSP customer service line

A snowstorm forced the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to close down one of its call centers on the busiest call day of the year.

Tags: TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , retirement , Emily Kopp

Monday - 02/23/2015, 01:50pm EST

Wanted: You. Dead or alive!

Estate planning is not fun and it can be somewhat grim. But the only thing worse than doing it now is not doing it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:00am EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Two congressional updates to the Federal Employee Retirement System are creating different groups of FERS employees. Those are on top of the separation between FERS employees and employees under the Civil Services Retirement System. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her expertise for the first wave of FERS employees to start retiring.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , CSRS , pay and benefits , retirement , In Depth

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Congress , congressional gridlock , CSRS , COLA , Social Security , retirement , TSP , FERS supplement , federal pensions

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

How safe is your pension? Can you say Detroit!

The primary federal pensions plans -- CSRS and FERS --are the gold-standard compared to virtually any private-sector pension plan. But how safe are they? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pension , CSRS , Jessica Klement , NARFE , retirement , pay and benefits

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 02:00am EST

Is phased retirement a good option for you?

Host Mike Causey discusses the new phased retirement option with NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan.
September 10, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , phased retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Shefali Kapadia , Federal News Radio , Mike Causey , Your Turn , CSRS , TSP

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 09:28pm EDT

Online Chat: Phased Retirement

Federal News Radio experts answer your questions on phased retirement.

Tags: online chat , phased retirement , Tammy Flanagan , retirement , Mike Causey , Shefali Kapadia , pay and benefits , TSP , CSRS ,

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 11:00am EDT
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