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Retirement board sees spike in Roth TSP enrollment

Two years after launching the Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has seen Roth TSP enrollment rise to 8 percent.

Tags: retirement , Kim Weaver , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 02:23pm EDT
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Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

The Thrift Savings Plan Board is checking up on the quality of the information you get when you call and ask the TSP for help. The July board meeting wasn't in Washington like it usually is; the board took a field trip this month. Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the field trip was a learning experience.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 05:23pm EDT
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Annuities, pensions, TSP and Social Security

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your questions about the "three-legged stool" of retirement planning.
July 28, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , annuities , federal pensions , Social Security , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:12pm EDT
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House easily passes TSP restructuring bill

The Smart Savings Act would make the Lifecycle Funds the default investment option in the Thrift Savings Plan for new federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Ariel Levin-Waldman , House , retirement , L funds

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:55pm EDT

TSP scores high, flexible spending low in latest federal employee benefits survey

While federal employees gave high marks on usefulness and importance to the Thrift Savings Plan, only a small percentage said they had flexible spending accounts because they saw little value in the program. The results are part of a survey that OPM has been doing since 2004 to gauge worker opinions on the health and wellness benefits it offers.

Tags: benefits , OPM , survey , flexible spending accounts , long-term care insurance , FEHB , Dena Levitz , NARFE , David Snell

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:30pm EDT

A look ahead

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan talk about the state of the federal workforce and legislation under consideration in Congress that could affect federal employment.
July 7, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal pay , retirement benefits , phased retirement , COLAs , longevity annuities , rollover , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , Voluntary Contributions

Monday - 07/07/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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TSP winning streak continues for second month

The Thrift Savings Plan continued a summer winning streak through June, with all funds in federal employees' 401(k)-style retirement accounts finishing out the month in positive territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. It's the second month in a row all funds have finished in the black.

Tags: FRTIB , Tracey Ray , Kim Weaver

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:01pm EDT

The TSP: What's in it for you?

Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP, and CBS MoneyWatch Columnist Allan Roth discusses what you can do to maximize your TSP investments.
June 25, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Arthur Stein , Allan Roth , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 06:51pm EDT
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As assets grow, TSP resists calls for change from Congress

Boosted by a recovering economy and a booming Wall Street, assets in the Thrift Savings Plan have continued to climb. Since reaching $400 billion in February the highest amount ever recorded assets under TSP management grew to more than $412 billion by the end of last month. But as total assets have increased, so have calls to tweak the program that's provided federal employees with 401(k)-style retirement accounts since 1987. Still, the TSP has consistently resisted calls to modify its simplified, tried-and-true structure.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Kim Weaver , Tom Emswiler , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:07pm EDT

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 , Voluntary Contribution Program , income tax planning , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:19pm EDT
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