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Pay, Pensions, Puppies & The Debt Limit

Which of the following items are NOT at stake in the current White House-Congressional debt limit dance: pay raises, your insurance premiums, the health of your brand-new puppy or future raises for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's both serious and confusing and, maybe down the road, amusing too.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , debt ceiling , budget , pay freeze

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 04:00am EDT

Retiree/Social Security COLAs Next Target?

People who get civil service, military or Social Security retirement benefits are in line for a cost of living adjustment next year in the 3 percent range. But will Congress try to freeze, lower or delay that long-awaited COLA? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's happened before....

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , COLA , retirement , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:00am EDT

Booming boomer population straining D.C.'s suburbs

Baby boomers and retirees make up the fastest-growing populations in the Washington suburbs, new data show, growth that experts say will strain state and local governments to the breaking point.

Tags: Ben Orr , Brookings Institution , U.S. Census , The Washington Examiner , Urban Institute , Richard Johnson , baby boomers ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 10:54am EDT

Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security, the TSP, and other federal benefits programs.
May 23, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal benefits , TSP , FERS , CSRS , FERCCA , LTC , Medicare , Medicare Part B , NITP , Bob Braunstein , James Marshall , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , insurance , retirement

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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No paper, just plastic says Treasury

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years.

Tags: Federal Drive , Treasury , technology , David Lebryk

Friday - 04/29/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Transparency In Government: Not So Much

If there is a government shutdown will you be working or furloughed without pay? What happens to Social Security, and will your tax refund be processed in a timely manner. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says most feds, and most taxpayers, remain in the dark.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , furlough , OPM , OMB , essential employee

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 04:00am EDT

Do you know your social security benefits?

Lester Austin, senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, joins the show to discuss retirement, social security benefits, and Medicare.
February 28, 2011

Tags: SSA , Lester Austin , John Elliott , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , pay and benefits

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:03pm EST
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What happens to federal services if the gov't shuts down?

Suspicions that Congress will not be able to produce a budget by the March 4 deadline has many worrying: What will happen if the government shuts down?

Tags: TSA , furlough , federal budget ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:58am EST
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Treasury: End to paper checks

Dick Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary at Treasury, joins the Federal Drive with details on the Treasury's move to paper-less benefits

Tags: Federal Drive , Treasury , technology , paper-less , Direct Deposit , Dick Gregg , Jamie Blanco , VA

Monday - 01/03/2011, 10:31am EST
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Transit subsidy, Social Security tax break becomes law

The President is expected to sign into law Friday the sweeping bipartisan tax package that includes a tax break for social security and a continuation of the public transit benefit.

Tags: Congress , taxes , pay and benefits , transit subsidy , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , Associated Press , budget

Friday - 12/17/2010, 12:01pm EST
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