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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

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

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

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

No More FERS Flu?

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

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 08:00pm EDT

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

Benefits bills pass in House

Three different pieces of legislation affecting your pay and benefits have passed in the House of Representatives.

Tags: pay & benefits , CSRS

Wednesday - 04/01/2009, 07:12pm EDT

What's happening to your pay, benefits, retirement?

Multiple proposals being discussed by Congress and the White House would affect feds' pay and benefits. Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Losey and Steve Watkins of the Federal Times to discuss what might be coming down the road.
May 25, 2011

Tags: pensions , retirement , workforce , pay and benefits , health insurance , CSRS , Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Federal Times

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 12:33pm EDT

The best of the best of your questions answered

We answer listener questions and emails this week.
May 10, 2010

Tags: pay & benefits , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , John Elliott , CSRS

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 02:07pm EDT
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