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Lawmakers continue battle over federal retirement benefits

In the latest attempt to cut federal retirement benefits, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has reported out legislation that would make feds contribute more of their salaries to their pensions and end the FERS annuity supplement for people who retire before age 62.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Sepulveda , Veterans Affairs , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Dennis Ross , pay and benefits , NTEU , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , workforce , CSRS , House

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 05:41am EST

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 , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , 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 , CSRS , FERS supplement , Congress , retirement , annuity , budget

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

'Jaws 4' coming: Guess who's bait?

There is a new "Jaws 4" movie taking shape and federal and postal workers may play prominent roles as the primary bait. Check it out, if you dare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , CSRS , Congress , payroll tax

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 02:00am EST

Uncertainty remains about federal pay, benefits in payroll tax cut bill

The House has blocked the Senate's version of a two-month payroll tax cut extension.

Tags: pay and benefits , payroll tax cut , retirement , Congress

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:21am EST

NARFE concerned with provisions in House payroll tax cut bill

Julie Tagen, legislative director for the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, told Federal News Radio that certain provisions in the bill would affect federal employees.

Tags: Julie Tagen , NARFE , payroll tax cut , Congress , House , Senate , retirement , Social Security , CSRS

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:17am EST
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Senate committee approves bipartisan Postal Service reform bill

A plan to cut the Postal Service's costs so it can stay in business has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Relations Committee. Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote on the Senate floor as soon as possible, according to committee leaders.

Tags: USPS , Senate , Joe Lieberman , Jon Tester , workforce , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Coburn , budget , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:22pm EST
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Senators' USPS plan cuts staff, refunds FERS overpayments

Senators announced a bipartisan plan Wednesday to help keep the financially ailing Postal Service solvent while offering incentives to trim its workforce.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , USPS , workforce , pay and benefits , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:56pm EDT
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How your Thrift Savings Plan has changed over the past decade

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is the first to weigh in for the Daily Debrief's 'Stories of the Decade' series. He talks about some of the phenomenal changes the TSP has seen since 2000 -- and what's around the corner as 2010 approaches.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , TSP , Stories of the Decade , Dorothy Ramienski , investing , retirement , CSRS

Monday - 11/30/2009, 08:00pm EST
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Retirees Get One-Shot $$$

Millions of retired federal and military people are in line to get a one-time $250 payment or tax credit for this year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how it is supposed to work and who should be excited by the news.

Tags: P&B , retirees , stimulus , NARFE , Jill Crissman , Arthur Stein , TSP , Your Turn , sick leave , Jim Moran , Frank Wolf , CSRS , H.R. 958

Wednesday - 02/25/2009, 04:00am EST
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