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Is the honeymoon over?

Although most federal and postal unions supported President Barack Obama in the 2008 election, they are now asking Congress to protect them from a White House proposal to permanently trim take home pay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay freeze , retirement , CSRS , supercommittee

Friday - 09/30/2011, 02:00am EDT

House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: USPS , management , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , budget , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Feds facing diet paycheck

The plan to require feds to pay more for their pensions is a blow to your take-home pay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, but it could have been and may yet be a lot worse.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement ,

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 02:19am EDT

Retirement tips for feds: Take control

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee-benefit consultant, joined the Federal Drive with tips for how federal employees can take control of their retirement.

Tags: Ed Zurndorfer , benefits

Friday - 08/05/2011, 10:02am EDT
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Your buyout checklist - questions feds should ask

More federal agencies are offering their employees money to quit. Federal News Radio spoke with certified financial planner Arthur Stein about the factors you should consider when thinking about a buyout.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , buyouts , Arthur Stein , retirement , CSRS ,

Friday - 06/03/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Postal service needs big regulatory changes to survive, experts say

Congress, unions, new Postmaster General all agree current payment structure for retirees is killing chances of USPS survival.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , USPS , CSRS , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/06/2010, 05:01pm EST

When a tax cut isn't a tax cut for feds

As proposed by the President, people who pay into Social Security would have their payroll tax cut by 2 percentage points next year. Those who don't pay into Social Security, like nearly 600,000 federal employees, would see no change. NARFE's Dan Adcock explains why there's grousing on both sides.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , CSRS , social security tax cut , federal employees , pay debate , Dan Adcock , NARFE

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:31am EST
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State retirees: Uncle Sam wants you back!

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling on retired diplomats to come back to work. Clinton says they're needed to help stabilize and rebuild conflict-torn countries. John Palguta from the Partnership for Public Service explains the rules of return to the diplomatic road.

Tags: Federal Drive , P&B , State , returning retiree , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , CSRS ,

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 10:40am EDT
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No More FERS Flu?

Tags: FERS flu , Congressman Jim Moran , pay & benefits

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 08:00pm EDT
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Bill would cut federal pensions

The Public-Private Employee Retirement Act of 2011, introduced in the Senate, would end the defined benefit portion of feds' retirement starting with new hires in 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , annuity , defined benefit , Richard Burr , Jolie Lee , Tom Coburn

Monday - 03/21/2011, 12:32pm EDT
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