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Retirement threats - separating fact from fiction

FMA's Jessica Klement discusses the biggest legislative threat to federal employees' pensions.
June 1, 2011(Encore presentation June 29, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Jessica Klement , FMA , Your Turn , budget , defined pension , FERS

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 12:56pm EDT

For Feds the End is Near, Isn't It?

One of the top job-related questions feds have is will they have time to retire this year before Congress changes retirement rules. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer is very likely yes, but there are more serious threats facing both workers and retirees.

Tags: pay and benefits , high 3 , high 5 , annuities cuts , retirement

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:00am EDT

USDA announces first cabinet-level buyouts

The Agriculture Department is the first cabinet-level operation to offer early retirement and buyouts to employees. And it won't be the last. So what are your odds of getting an offer? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the exclusive.

Tags: pay and benefits , USDA , buyouts , early out

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 04:00am EDT

Invisible Feds & the Terrorist Handbook

If you are working today, Memorial Day, odds are most members of the public, press or political establishment don't know it. Or don't know what you are doing. Or don't much care. But those who do, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, are very, very glad you are out there.

Tags: pay and benefits , holiday , Memorial Day

Monday - 05/30/2011, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Assessment Score Card!

If you are feeling paranoid, that is you are convinced that people in high places are out to get you, you can relax. You are not crazy. That's the good part. The bad part, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is you are right to worry because your pay, pension and health insurance package are all on the chopping block. You need a scorecard to keep track, and we've got it.

Tags: pay and benefits , scorecard , pay freeze , health premiums , FERS , CSRS , retirement

Friday - 05/27/2011, 04:00am EDT

Go West Young Fed!

In the government, your salary level doesn't only depend on what you do. Add in, or subtract, where you do it. Which explains why folks who work in Houston and Dallas make more than those in Austin or San Antonio. And why people who transfer from San Francisco and LA lose money when they come to DC. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: pay and benefits , locality pay

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 04:00am EDT

Feds: Wake Me When the Nightmare's Over

If you are a fed who wants to get ahead, or simply survive, you rather spend quality time with Jake Gyllenhaal or Newt Gingrich, or how about partying with either Angelina Jolie or Typhoid Mary? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one might be more fun than the other but what about your place on the job learning curve.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , pay debate , health premiums

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

Federal retirement benefits on the chopping block

Host Debra Roth is joined by Federal News Radio's Mike Causey, NARFE Legislative Director Dan Adcock, and World at Work's Lenny Sanicola to talk about pending legislation in Congress that would change retirement benefits for federal workers.
May 20, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay , federal retirement , TSP , Congress , Tim Geithner , debt ceiling , deficit reduction , deficit reduction commission , fiscal commission , Civil Service retirement and disability trust fund , FERS , CSRS , Debra Roth , Shaw, Bransford and Roth , Your Turn , Dan Adcock , NARFE , Lenny Sanicola , World at Work , Fed Talk

Friday - 05/20/2011, 08:24pm EDT

Don't Rush Into Retirement

Lots of feds say they will pull the plug immediately if Congress changes federal retirement rules, but this is not the time to panic, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, because anything, including nothing, could happen.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement

Friday - 05/20/2011, 04:00am EDT

Analysis: Will the pension contribution hike pass?

NARFE legislative director Dan Adcock, Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior reporter Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about legislation pending in Congress that affects your pay and retirement benefits.
May 18, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , NARFE , Dan Adcock , Protect America's Heartbeat , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Congress , Your Turn , TSP , insurance

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:18pm EDT
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