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Tax-free investment option R U ready?

How would you like it if your Thrift Savings Plan withdrawals were tax-free? Well, get ready because the tax-free end-of-the-rainbow Roth option is coming to your optional retirement package, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , TSP , Federal Report , Roth TSP

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 02:00am EST

Everybody's got a price: What's yours?

They say that everybody's got a price, so what's yours? What would it take for Uncle Sam to convince you to retire? Because you may be facing that decision soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , retention , workforce , buyouts , Federal Report

Monday - 02/27/2012, 02:00am EST

A double-header brain drain

Ever hear of a double-header brain drain? The government is losing two of its best to retirement this month. Odds are they've touched your life, whether you are in a federal agency or a foxhole 3,000 miles away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Tom Trabucco , Federal Report , Penny Moran

Friday - 02/24/2012, 02:00am EST

Your guide to the chamber of horrors

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Federal Report , pay , benefits , Congress

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Secrets of the TSP

Host Mike Causey will talk about the Thrift Savings Plan with Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for Federal Retirment Thrift Investment Board. Federal Times Reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly also join the show to discuss how Congress is changing your federal benefits package.
February 22, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Thrift Savings Plan , Tom Trabucco , Federal Thrift Investment Board , National Federation of Federal Employees , NARFE , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , budget cuts , John Bogle , Vanguard mutual funds , Allan Roth , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:29pm EST
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The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay , benefits , pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Federal Report

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

William Henry Harrison Day again?

Happy William Henry Harrison day. Actually this holiday, officially known as Washington's Birthday Holiday, has been hijacked by merchants hoping you might buy more if it honored more people. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it'll always be GWs birthday to him, and Martha.

Tags: Federal Report , William Henry Harrison , pay and benefits , President

Monday - 02/20/2012, 02:00am EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , retirement , Congress , Federal Report

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Fed pay: Measure twice, cut once

When it comes to figuring out whether federal workers are overpaid or underpaid both sides need to remember the basic carpenters rule: Measure twice, cut once. How come? Sometimes when doing complex math even the experts get it wrong, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says even rocket scientists.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , Federal Report , pay , Federal Salary Council , CBO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
February 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , budget battle , budget cuts , retirement , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , NARFE , Julie Tagen , supercommittee , House , Senate , buyouts , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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