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It's time to use or lose flexible spending account money

March 15 is the last day federal employees can use money they set aside in their healthcare flexible spending account in November 2010.

Tags: Ed Zurndorfer , pay and benefits , flexible spending accounts , federal drive , healthcare

Friday - 03/09/2012, 12:26pm EST
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Unofficial quotas: Fact or fiction

Is there a silent and invisible quota system operating in your agency? If so, it could be costing some of the government's best and brightest money and hurt their future job opportunities, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , retention , pay and benefits , pay , Mike Causey , federal report

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Light at end of tunnel: Sunshine or trainwreck?

For federal workers traveling through the congressional tunnel: Is that light they see sunshine or an oncoming train wreck? Either way their journey isn't over by a long shot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Mike Causey , Congress , workforce , FERS , pay freeze , retirement contribution

Friday - 03/02/2012, 02:00am EST

Pay raise or retiree COLA: Timing is everything!

Worried about another pay freeze next year? Thinking about retiring to get a cost of living adjustment? Timing is everything, and for some people its already too late, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , retirement , workforce , Mike Causey , federal report , buyouts , pay free , pay raise , COLA

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 02:00am EST

Tax-free investment option R U ready?

How would you like it if your Thrift Savings Plan withdrawals were tax-free? Well, get ready because the tax-free end-of-the-rainbow Roth option is coming to your optional retirement package, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , Mike Causey , federal report , Roth TSP

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 02:00am EST

Even after retirement, TSP planning focuses on long-term

Tom Trabucco, the director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees federal employees' TSP accounts, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss some TSP tips for retiring feds.

Tags: pay and benefits , Tom Trabucco , FRTIB , In Depth , Francis Rose , retirement

Monday - 02/27/2012, 07:38pm EST
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IRS offers targeted buyouts to employees in enforcement divisions

The IRS has offered another, more targeted round of buyouts. The agency, however, plans to grant buyouts and early-outs to a limited number of employees about 270 out of the 1,600 who are eligible, according to a staff email received by Federal News Radio. An IRS email said the targeted nature of the buyouts is different from previous offers and includes specific areas not covered before. The latest round of early-outs is the third set of offers in as many months.

Tags: pay and benefits , early retirements , buyouts , IRS , workforce , Steve Miller , Beth Tucker

Monday - 02/27/2012, 04:19pm EST

Feds to curb improper payments to Medicare plans

The Obama administration says it's taking steps to fix a longstanding problem of improper payments to private health plans that serve 1 in 4 Medicare beneficiaries.

Tags: pay and benefits , Medicare , Jon Blum

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:45pm EST

Any good news in fed pay and benefits proposals?

Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent proposals affecting federal employees' pay and benefits.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , workforce , management , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:42pm EST
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Your guide to the chamber of horrors

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , federal report , pay , Congress

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:00am EST
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