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Why TSP calculators don't always work

Do you know how much money you're going to earn with your TSP account over the next 10, 20 or 30 years? Turns out, that's not really easy to calculate. Tom Trabucco of the TSP explains how to use online calculators correctly.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , TSP News , Tom Trabucco , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:14pm EDT

How FEEA helps feds and their families

This week, Mike Causey learns all about the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEEA , Steve Bauer , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 01:21pm EDT

Pay Raises vs. COLAs---Cows vs. Horses

Federal workers are in line for a pay raise in January. Federal retirees are not. How come? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says deflation is the reason.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , COLA , retirement , inflation , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:00am EDT

Lame Ducks & Your Pay Raise

Is there a pay raise in your immediate future? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says while it's on target its fate is tied to the economy, the political climate and maybe a few dozen about to be lame-duck members of Congress.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Congress , lame duck session , cost of living allowance , pay raise

Monday - 08/16/2010, 04:00am EDT

OPM trying to correct fed salary facts

Agency said latest statistics find on average federal employees make 22 percent less than their private sector counterparts. Sheldon Friedman, chairman of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, says recent news stories about feds making more than the private sector do not accurately depict the data.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Sheldon Friedman , OPM , Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee , general schedule , pay rates , Jason Miller , pay debate

Friday - 08/13/2010, 07:35pm EDT

Why federal contracting companies are in the spotlight

Marc Pearl, president & CEO of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, is this week's guest.
Aug. 6, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , Fed Talk , Marc Pearl , Debra Roth , contracting

Friday - 08/13/2010, 12:12pm EDT

Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS

If you read yesterday's column you know there is a slim chance you might have been placed in the wrong federal retirement system. If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a way to make things right for yourself.

Tags: pay and benefits , FERS , CSRS , FERCCA

Friday - 08/13/2010, 04:00am EDT

CDT's Schwartz explains his NIST jump

Ari Schwartz is leaving the Center for Democracy and Technology after 13 years to join the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a senior Internet policy advisor. He explains the decision to become a fed.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , CDT , NIST , Ari Schwartz , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 10:34am EDT

Case could determine if cash awards can be given to feds

Was a $383,600 award to former Interior Department employee Robert Berman legal?

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , pay and benefits

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 11:09am EDT

Ford or Lexus Lifestyle for Feds

At the end of the day who's going to have more money, a banker who drives a Lexus or a federal civil servant who owns a Ford or Chevy Cobalt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked a pro and the answer may surprise you.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Alan Roth

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 04:00am EDT
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