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Retirement programs, VA scandal, shrinking workforce

NARFE's Jessica Klement and Andy Medici from the Federal Times discuss a number of issues affecting feds, including proposed changes to the federal retirement program and the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
June 11, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , federal retirement , Department of Veterans Affairs , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Reemployed annuitants , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 06:03pm EDT

Alphonso Maldon, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

It's the elephant in the room: military pay and benefits are overwhelming the Defense Department's budget. But Congress doesn't want to cut them, so it appoints an independent commission to do it by next February. Alphonso Maldon is chairman of the commission. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive, the nine members have reviewed everything from recruitment to retirement, paychecks and housing allowance to health care.

Tags: Alphonso Maldon , pay and benefits , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 06/09/2014, 09:02am EDT
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We answer your questions, federal employees!

Show co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan will talk about a wide variety of benefit programs for federal workers and retirees.
June 9, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , federal benefits , Social Security , financial planning , TSP , Voluntary Contribution Program , income tax planning , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:19pm EDT
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VA: Brush fire or forest fire?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is the ongoing VA scandal just a small brush fire, or is it likely to spread to other agencies, impacting bonuses and job security?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:00am EDT

Bonuses: Attaboy or entitlement?

Does your agency hand out bonuses to the truly deserving, or are they handed out among the elite on an its-your-turn-rotation system? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is your last bonus really going to to be your last?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , bonuses , VA

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

TSP sails through May

For only the second time this year, all of the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan finished the month in positive territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. It was the strongest month for the TSP and Wall Street since February

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Jack Moore , FRTIB

Monday - 06/02/2014, 03:56pm EDT

CFPB, union go back to the drawing board on performance ratings

Following complaints of widespread discrimination, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is overhauling its system for evaluating employee performance. The financial watchdog's performance-appraisal system resulted in "systematically lower ratings" for black and Hispanic employees, employees over the age of 40, employees located in field offices and those employed at lower pay scales, according to report on the performance-appraisal system published by the agency earlier this month.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , workforce , CFPB , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , performance ratings

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Buy low, sell high -- how hard can it be?

The way to make money in the stock market is to buy when share prices are down and sell when they go up. Yet most people do just the opposite, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Are you a closet market-timer?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , TSP

Friday - 05/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

The VA controversy and the state of the civil service

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw Bransford and Roth will discuss what's happening at the VA and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
May 28, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Department of Veterans Affairs , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 09:49pm EDT
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Survey: Feds' satisfaction with TSP grows

Nearly nine out of 10 federal employees are satisfied with the Thrift Savings Plan, according to a new survey published by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which manages feds' 401(k)-style retirement accounts. Meanwhile, the TSP board is inching forward on a decision on whether to adopt a mutual-fund window.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , TSP , FRTIB , Kim Weaver , mutual fund window , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 04:50pm EDT
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