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OPM digging out of retirement-claims backlog, but much work remains

OPM made changes to successfully chip away at an ongoing inadequacy, but the progress came after years of complaints from retired federal employees and urgings from lawmakers. Federal News Radio speaks with David Snell, director of retirement services for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: OPM , Mike Causey , retirement , retirement backlog , Obama Impact

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:48am EDT
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The GSA, sequestration, and more

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller will talk about a recent confrontation between a GSA official and an agent in the Inspector General's office. Steve Losey and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will discuss the pay debate and other issues affecing federal workers.
September 5, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal News Radio , Jason Miller , GSA , inspector general , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Andy Medici , pay debate , sequestration , Department of Veterans Affairs , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 06:55pm EDT
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Inside the Border Patrol

George McCubbin, head of AFGE's National Border Patrol Council, shares what it's like on the job of a border patrol agent.
August 8, 2012(Encore presentation August 22, 2012)

Tags: National Border Patrol Council , Customs and Border Patrol , Federal Times , George McCubbin

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 01:16pm EDT
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Fed pay, the postal service, and more

NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Steve Watkins and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will talk about some of the big a wide variey of issues affecting federal workers.
August 1, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay , Congress , budget debate , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Andy Medici , USPS , GSA , work safety , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 08:38pm EDT
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Sequestration and pay

AFGE's Public Policy Director Jacque Simon and Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about the big issues affecting federal workers.
July 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , budget battle , Jacque Simon , AFGE , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , GAO , federal pay , GSA , USPS , DoD , IT infrastructure , Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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The FEW list

Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative for Federally Employed Women, will talk about the impact of some bills pending in Congress that affect federal employees.
July 18, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate , Congress , Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , pay freeze , FERS , FERS retirement program , FERS supplement , defined benefit , Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Long-term care insurance is 'greatest unfunded liability'

Health insurance policies cover doctor's visits and hospital stay but assume your problem is over when you go home. These policies do not cover living assistance for chronic health issues.

Tags: pay and benefits , long-term care insurance , retirement , Paul Forte , Long- Term Care Partners , Beth Obrien

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:43pm EDT
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FEHBP + Medicare Part B can be 'political insurance'

Federal employees turning 65 might be wondering: Do I get Medicare Part B coverage in addition to my federal health plan?

Tags: FEHBP , pay and benefits , retirement , Medicare , Walton Francis

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:59pm EST

Open Season explainer: The pitfall of two self-only health plans

Walton Francis is the editor of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Tags: Mike Causey , Walton Francis , Open Season , pay and benefits , FEHBP

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 03:58pm EST
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Common mistakes during Open Season

Federal employees have until Dec. 12 to decide on a health plan during this year's Open Season. Benefits expert Walt Francis has advice for feds.

Tags: Open Season , Walt Francis , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEHBP

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 03:58pm EST
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