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Deposits or redeposits are they for me?

Federal benefits specialist James Marshall answers your calls and emails about your deposit/redeposit options.
May 20, 2013

Tags: retirement contributions , retirement planning , pay and benefits , federal retirement , deposits and redeposits , CSRS , Bob Leins , James Marshall , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/20/2013, 07:07pm EDT
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House OKs federal pension hike as part of fiscal-cliff alternative

The House approved a bill Thursday requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement as part of a broader deal to avert the the so-called fiscal cliff. The 2012 Spending Reduction Act is nearly identical to a measure passed by the House last spring.

Tags: fiscal cliff , sequestration , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , Jack

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 07:12pm EST

The best date to retire and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, hosts of Federal News Radio's For Your Benefit program. They will talk about how you can plan your retirement to maximize your benefits.
January 2, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , FERS retirement program , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , retirement benefits , retirement planning , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , For Your Benefit

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 10:01pm EST
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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: CSRS , FERS: 25 Years Later , 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: 25 Years Later , 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: 25 Years Later , 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: 25 Years Later , 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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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: 25 Years Later , pay and benefits , Tom Trabucco , Social Security , TSP

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:05am EST
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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.

Tags: FERS: 25 Years Later , pay and benefits

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

USPS pension surplus due to wrong salary assumptions, IG finds

Currently, more than 70 percent of postal craft employees have already reached the top of their pay scale, according to the USPS Office of the Inspector General.

Tags: USPS , pay and benefits , retirement , David Partenheimer , Jon Foley , OPM , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 02:37pm EDT
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