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Separating from federal service in mid-career

James Marshall, federal benefits specialist, discusses leaving your government career when you are not eligible to retire.
January 12, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , James Marshall , For Your Benefit , severance pay , sick leave , TSP , FEHB , FEGLI , pension , survivor benefits

Sunday - 01/11/2015, 10:22am EST

When is the best day for you to retire?

The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation.
October 8, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , best date to retire , federal retirement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , VA , workers compensation , charitable giving , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:54pm EDT

Deadline to schedule 'use it or lose it' annual leave is Nov. 30

Federal employees wanting to schedule "use it or lose it" annual leave only have a few days left before their excess vacation days are forfeited. The deadline to schedule excess annual leave is this Saturday, Nov. 30, Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta reiterated in a Nov. 26 memo to agency chief human capital officers. The leave must be used by Jan. 11, the end of the leave year.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , pay and benefits , workforce , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 01:43pm EST

OPM: Some furloughs could be offset with annual leave

Some furloughed federal employees could offset their forced time off with annual leave -- but only under certain circumstances, according to updated guidance from the Office of Personnel Management. If an agency cancels the need for planned furlough days after an employee has already taken those days off, he or she is permitted to substitute annual leave to offset the furlough.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , OPM , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/06/2013, 06:39pm EDT

Why some feds could lose a vacation day in 2012

Tens of thousands of federal workers stand to lose a day of annual leave this year because of the cursed 11-year itch. To find out how, when and where to scratch it, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Option to put unused leave toward TSP part of House bill

The provision part of a larger transportation bill would allow retiring federal employees to put their unused annual leave toward their TSP.

Tags: Tom Trabucco , TSP , pay and benefits , House , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 08:12am EST

Provision to transfer leave to TSP one step closer to law

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain this provision, and other proposals that Congress is considering that impact your wallet.

Tags: pay and benefits , Ed Zurndorfer , retirement , TSP , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP

Legislation was introduced last week that would allow federal employees to contribute unused annual leave to their TSP accounts, but there are limits. Tom Trabucco is director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and explains what those are and when the bill might become law.

Tags: pay & benefits , TSP , retirement , Tom Trabucco , Dorothy Ramienski ,

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 08:00pm EDT

TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave

A bipartisan bill could be introduced this week that would allow federal employees to invest the cash value of their unused annual leave into their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. Tom Trabucco, Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, tells Federal News Radio the bill has a lot of support.

Tags: pay & benefits , TSP , Tom Trabucco , sick leave , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 03/15/2010, 08:00pm EDT

2012 retirees must use or lose annual leave

Federal employees who will retire in January 2012 must request their annual leave no later than Nov. 19 or they forfeit their leave.

Tags: retirement , OPM , Angela Bailey , pay and benefits

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 04:15pm EDT
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