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Opinion: no COLA in 2011 makes sense

One-time $250 payments are a bad idea? Jason Fitchner, former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration, says so.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , COLA , Social Security , $250 payment , Jason Fitchner , Mercatus Center , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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How to avoid Hatch Act hassles

So far this political season, OSC has fired one federal employee and suspended another without pay for 120 days. Attorney Debra Roth has some tips for not joining the list.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pay and benefits , Hatch Act , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 09:41am EDT
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OPM shakes up retirement office to improve claims processing

The backlog of claims by federal employees who are retiring is growing larger. OPM said it takes more than 100 days to process a claim. OPM Director John Berry said the agency is increasing the claims processing staff and looking at ways technology can improve the process.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , John Berry , William Zielinski , Matt Perry , Vivek Kundra , OPM , OMB , SSA , Retirement Systems Modernization , retirement benefits processing , Jason Miller , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:06pm EDT
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Sweetening No-Cal COLAs: A Senior Moment?

Social Security and retired feds won't be getting a cost of living adjustment next year, but they once again may get a flat $250 payment courtesy of Congress and the administration. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks is this fair and just, or just another political senior moment?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , COLA , $250 payment , Social Security

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:00am EDT

Is a Roth IRA right for you?

Are you considering a Roth IRA? How do you know if it's the right option for you? Bob Leins of the National Institute of Transition Planning joins Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn. John Montague of WAEPA will also join the show to explain why some life insurance plans may be better than FEGLI for some federal workers.
October 20, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , Roth IRA , special life plan , Voluntary Contributions Program , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit , John Montague , WAEPA , FEGLI

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Pets-Over-Partners Policy Muzzled

Pets over people. Discrimination in the federal health insurance program. Sounds outrageous but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's all a mistake.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEHBP , pet coverage , DOMA

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 04:00am EDT

How federal employees 'do good'

Host Bill Bransford examines two programs that take an in-depth look at the good work done by federal employees: the Service to America Medals and the Feds Helping Feds programs.
October 22, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , Service to America Medals , Partnership for Public Service , Jim Seymour , FEEA , Feds Helping Feds , Robyn Kehoe , Gregg Ward , UTC

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 04:27pm EDT
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Why companies keep pay a secret

A University of California study explores why it's better for companies to not publicize pay, Smart Money reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Smart Money , Siliconvalley.com , pay and benefits , Glassdoor.com , University of California

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 02:50pm EDT

Management tips if the furloughs hit the fan

How federal managers can prepare for furloughs, layoffs and hiring freezes from the Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , pay freeze , hiring freeze , management , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Suzanne Kubota , pay debate

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Virtual career fair features 5,000 jobs for vets

More than 5,000 jobs from manufacturing to retail to telecommunications will be available at an upcoming career fair for veterans. Details from Milicruit's Kevin O'Brien.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , pay and benefits , veterans employment , virtual career fair , UBM Studios , Milicruit , Kevin O'Brien , career fair , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 09:40am EDT
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