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Coming up: Retirement - an opportunity to re-invent ourselves

Career transition coach Mike Townshend takes your calls and emails about retirement planning.

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , retirement planning , Bob Leins , Mike Townshend , NITP , For Your Benefit

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Obama makes 2015 federal pay raise official

Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and members of the military, among other feds, will get a 1 percent pay raise in January. Late Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for the increases.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay raise , Barack Obama , GS schedule , military

Saturday - 12/20/2014, 03:00pm EST

Steve Kelman, professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Budget pressure is pushing the "pay for results" concept to a tipping point. That's what Steve Kelman sees, at least. He's professor of public management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and former Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the pay for results idea has been growing for a while, but now it's taking off.

Tags: Steve Kelman , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , In Depth , Francis Rose , pay for results , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:54pm EST
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Washington's secret (until now) shutdown squad

Who are the decision makers in Washington, D.C.? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not who you think.

Tags: Mike Causey , OPM , pay and benefits , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce , closure policy , operating status

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:00am EST

Reaction to President Obama's meeting with the SES

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will give her thoughts on President Barack Obama's speech to members of the Senior Executives Service.
December 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , President Barack Obama , SES reforms , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:13pm EST

Senate passes retroactive mass-transit benefit for workers

The Senate passed a broad $41.6 billion program of tax breaks on Tuesday that will retroactively raise the monthly mass-transit subsidy to $250 per month for 2014. The extension of these tax breaks, however, will only last until the end of 2014.

Tags: Congress , House , House Ways and Means Committe , Dave Camp , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jory Heckman , mass-transit benefit , tax breaks , budget , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 05:36am EST

Planning for several reasons

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein discusses year-end planning and benefit opportunities in 2015.
December 15, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Braunstein , NITP , financial planning , TSP , Roth TSP , RMD rule , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 12/15/2014, 09:25pm EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Cyber bills abound; OFPP and reverse auctions; DoJ's API release

In this week's "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," the passage of five cybersecurity bills by Congress in the past week signals a long-coming and much needed change to how agencies defend their computer networks; an interesting bid protest decision flew under the radar that signals yet another challenge to FedBid, the reverse auction contractor and the Justice Department's first foray into the open data world with the launch of two APIs is noteworthy, but the underlying reason why DoJ could release the software code is really the story here.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , GAO , OFPP , FedBid , reverse auctions , oversight , bid protest , FitNet , Raul Espinosa , Scott Amey , POGO , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , industry , technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavich , Deloitte , Skip Bailey , open source , Drupal , DoD , superior supplier program , Professional Services Council , Alan Chvotkin , FISMA , research and development , workforce , DHS , NIST , Alma Cole , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/15/2014, 03:46am EST

OPM plots steps to modernize retirement system IT in 2015

Office of Personnel Management officials told the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Census about its plan to buy a case management system. The case management system will serve as the foundation for yet another attempt at modernizing the retirement system.

Tags: technology , Katherine Archuleta , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Donna Seymour , Ken Zawodny , Retirement Systems Modernization , Valerie Melvin , GAO , pay and benefits , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 04:27am EST
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How safe is your pension? Can you say Detroit!

The primary federal pensions plans -- CSRS and FERS --are the gold-standard compared to virtually any private-sector pension plan. But how safe are they? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pension , CSRS , FERS , Jessica Klement , NARFE , retirement , pay and benefits

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 02:00am EST
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