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OPM continues to shrink retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.

Tags: OPM , retirement , claims backlog , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Friday - 09/05/2014, 03:44pm EDT

For a (very) few dollars more

Although feds received a 1 percent pay raise last January and can expect a repeat come 2015, they may still be feeling the effects of the Great Recession, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay raise , pay

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 02:00am EDT

Are you eligible for phased retirement?

FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown.
September 3, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirements , Shefali Kapadia , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , government shutdown , federal pay raise , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 08:57pm EDT

TSP funds rebound in August

All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher than it began.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , pay and benefits , retirement , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 09:43am EDT

Phased retirement and financial awareness

Federal benefits expert Ray Kirk gives his thoughts on OPM's phased retirement guidelines and what they mean for you.
September 1, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , Ray Kirk , OPM , TSP , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 09/01/2014, 09:54pm EDT
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Obama calls for 1 percent pay increase for feds starting Jan. 1

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Congress still has the ability to block the increase when members return to work Sept. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barack Obama , pay increase , pay , workforce , Michael OConnell , Barbara Mikulski , Congress

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:13pm EDT

The last thong of summer?

As the unofficial end of summer arrives, feds are packing up their sneakers, thongs, spandex and comfortable clothes and donning their professional business attire -- or maybe not, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pay raises vs. COLAs: Are the numbers cooked?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has lots in common with actor George Clooney. Yet, they may differ on what's cheap, what's a bargain and what's an outrage.

Tags: COLA , pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

The COLA countdown

Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients.
August 27, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , COLAs , Tom Temin , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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Health insurance for life, but only if you ...

Are you going to have to work three, four or five years longer than you expected to ensure that you'll retire with coverage from the federal employee health program? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains some of the ramifications of the "five-year rule."

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , FEHBP , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:00am EDT
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