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The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , retirement , Congress , Federal Report

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal unions claim sneak attack in unemployment insurance deal

Two federal unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, say lawmakers removed the increase in federal employee contributions from the payroll tax extension, but added it to the unemployment insurance extension, which is part of the overall deal. The unions say if the provision becomes law, feds would see a pay decrease while everyone else would see an increase.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , retirement contribution , workforce , NTEU , AFGE , John Gage , Dave Camp , Harry Reid , Colleen Kelley , jason miller

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:55pm EST

House committee takes up bill cutting federal retirement benefits

Federal unions and some lawmakers have lambasted a proposed bill that would make changes to federal retirement benefits. The "Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012" is set to go before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Tuesday for a markup session, in which lawmakers will be able to introduce amendments.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits , Dennis Ross , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Gerry Connolly , retirement

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:20pm EST
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'Outstanding' January TSP returns lead to record $302B account balance

The Thrift Savings Plan has hit an eye-popping milestone. The Thrift Savings Fund balance the total invested across the TSP's 4.5 million accounts climbed to $302.1 billion by the end of January, Tom Trabucco, the director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, told In Depth with Francis Rose.

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

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:39pm EST
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Not your father's pay raise

Federal workers are considered lucky that the White House wants them to have a 0.5 percent raise next January. But what would G-men and women of your Mom or Dad's era have said to a pay raise of that new word minatude, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , Congress , pay raise , Federal Report

Monday - 02/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Group gives 25 lawmakers 'perfect scores' on federal report card

Federally Employed Women, which is aimed at improving the status of women working for the federal government, reviewed legislators' voting records on 10 bills mostly related to federal pay and benefits. The group gave its highest score a 100 percent to two senators and 23 House members, all Democrats.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Federally Employed Women , Congress , House , Senate , pay freeze

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 07:47am EST

Who's the $4 million fed?

Thanks largely to transfusions from outside retirement plans, Uncle Sam now has 208 employees with million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says,and there's at least one person whose 401(k) plan is worth more than $4 million.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 02:00am EST

TSP already complies with reporting fees ahead of new requirement for private plans

Tom Trabucco, joined In Depth with Francis Rose for an interview on all things TSP.

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

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:38pm EST
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Election-year survival kit for politicians

A number of self-proclaimed insiders, reporters, lobbyists, think tank residents and a select group of psychics think they know what what's going to be in the election-year survival kit for members of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... and they say you are not going to like it.

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

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 02:00am EST
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