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Senate bill to fire VA SESers could further overwhelm MSPB

Legislation in the Senate would allow the Veterans Affairs secretary to dismiss members of the Senior Executive Service on the grounds of performance, and that could mean more appeal cases for the already-swamped Merit Systems Protection Board.

Tags: Senate , Veterans Affairs , SES , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:13am EDT
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Rep. Issa slams Labor for frivolous spending on posters, mascots

In a letter sent to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Monday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) slams Labor's Office of Public Affairs for "frivolously" spending money on public relations contests, mascots and book clubs.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House , oversight , Labor Department , wasteful spending ,

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 09:31am EDT

CTO Todd Park to step down

Todd Park will leave his role as chief technology officer, sources familiar with the matter told Federal News Radio.

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Monday - 08/25/2014, 08:43am EDT

FERS TSP enrollment hits record high

At its monthly board meeting Thursday in Washington, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced that 87.5 percent of FERS employees are actively contributing to their TSP accounts. The percentage just surpasses the previous record high of 87.4 percent in January 2003. Although participation is increasing, a lower percentage of participants are contributing full match to their TSP accounts.

Tags: TSP , benefits , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Gregory Long , David Toro , Susan Crowder ,

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

Feds are breaking records when it comes to their Thrift Savings Plan. Enrollment in the TSP is at an all-time high of 87.5 percent. That's among employees under the Federal Employee Retirement System. But it's not all good news for the TSP. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board held its monthly meeting. Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap of the meeting. Read Shefali's related article .

Tags: TSP , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 08/22/2014, 09:30am EDT
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Some lawmakers growing more receptive to BRAC

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:39am EDT
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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.
August 13, 2014

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

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 08:57pm EDT

Q&A: Phased Retirement

The Office of Personnel Management's final rule on phased retirement is out, and so is additional guidance for agencies. But questions still abound. Federal News Radio answers your most pressing questions on phased retirement, from eligibility to pay, and what took OPM so long.

Tags: phased retirement , Office of Personnel Management , pay and benefits , retirement

Friday - 08/08/2014, 02:33pm EDT

OPM releases final rule on phased retirement

The rule comes more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the provision into law on July 6, 2012. Under the final rule, eligible employees can work part time while drawing on part of their earned retirement benefits. Phased retirees must also spend at least 20 percent of their time mentoring other employees.

Tags: OPM , phased retirement , Katherine Archuleta , final rule , retirement , pay and benefits , NARFE ,

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 08:22am EDT
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Despite rise in retirement claims, OPM remains on course in cutting backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received 9,101 retirement claims -- about 1,000 more than it had projected for the month, according to data OPM released Tuesday.

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Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 03:05pm EDT
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