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President signs law delaying STOCK Act expansion

President Barack Obama has signed a law delaying an expansion of the STOCK Act that would have published the financial records of thousands of top managers throughout the executive and legislative branches in an online, searchable database.

Tags: STOCK Act , financial disclosure , conflict of interest , open government , Congress , President Barack Obama , workforce ,

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:16pm EDT

When In Doubt, Mumble!

If you've been in government for a while, you are accustomed to operating without a budget...but every time Congress fails to do its job, federal agencies, federal workers and federal taxpayers suffer...

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Congress , budget , IRS

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

Your Two-Month Timeline...

Unless you get a better offer or drop dead before your time odds are you are going to eventually retire from the government...maybe in the same job you have now. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, how soon should your realistic retirement planning begin.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement backlog , retirement benefits , retirement , OPM , OPM backlog , John Berry

Monday - 08/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Enforcement of SCRA results in expansive settlement with national lender

A recently announced consent decree between Capitol One and the Justice Department is the most sweeping settlement as the Justice Department ramps up enforcement of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

Tags: In Depth , Vicky Schultz , Servicemembers Civil Relief Act , Justice Department , Capitol One , DoD , military benefits , Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Friday - 08/03/2012, 09:09pm EDT
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Want Big Government Bucks ... Become a Coach or Professor!

If you want to get rich, or at least make bigger bucks, consider a career in government ... but not the federal government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out the help wanted ads for the state where you pay your income, sales or property taxes ...

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Maryland , Virginia

Friday - 08/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Budget showdown fizzles

Ever watch an inept team of trainees assemble then take apart an explosive device? If not, move to D.C. or watch live coverage of Congress on TV. With Congress, you get the political version which, more often than not, ends in a whimper rather than a bang, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , budget , Congress , Labor Department , layoffs , furloughs

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

The "best of," part 2

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , FSA , flexible spending accounts , TSP , retirement , survivor benefits , best date to retire

Monday - 07/30/2012, 01:50pm EDT
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FSAs to shrink under new health care law in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , annuity , retirement , survivor benefits , FSA , flexible spending accounts , TSP

Saturday - 07/28/2012, 10:10am EDT
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Economist: Roth TSP a good deal for young feds

Economist Dave Redden tells For Your Benefit that young people just starting in the federal service stand to gain the most from tax-free funds in retirement.

Tags: retirement , Roth TSP , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit , Andrew Mitchell

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:42pm EDT
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Federal pay rate outpaces private sector, lags behind inflation

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011 federal employees' paychecks increased by 1.3 percent compared to a 1.2 percent increase in the private sector.

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics , budget

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 12:12pm EST
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