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January jumpers: Why some feds are retiring now

When they take the plunge into retirement, about half of all federal and postal workers do it in December or January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So is that a quirk of the calendar, or something else.

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

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 02:00am EST

2011 a 'mixed bag' for TSP

Tom Trabucco, the director of external affairs at the FRTIB joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the year in TSP.

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

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 04:20pm EST
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Life insurance premium drop could mean time to buy

Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal employees should consider when choosing a life-insurance program.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , NITP , pay and benefits , life insurance , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 04:26pm EST
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Name your buyout price

Would you take a buyout if the boss offered you one? You might want to decide now because if and when an offer comes, it won't be on the table very long, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , buyout , Buyout Guide , early retirement , VERA , VSIP

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 02:00am EST

To COLA or not to COLA...

Are you better off financially slogging it to work or sleeping in five days a week? Some people say that all things considered they would be better off as a retiree than as an office serf. So do the math, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 02:00am EST

The secrets of well-endowed feds

Do you know any well-endowed feds? You know people who have more than it takes? So how did they get that way? Check out Mike Causey's Federal Report and learn the secrets of the masters.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , TSP , Tom Trabucco , John Bogle

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 02:00am EST

Inflation down but COLA is steady

Inflation dropped last month but that won't have any impact on the 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment coming to retired feds in a couple of weeks. But some will get more than others.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits , COLA , Social Security

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:00am EST

Feds' pay, pensions safe in payroll tax cut extension

Federal employees have dodged a bullet...for now. Congress will not freeze federal pay or change the annuity formula to pay for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.

Tags: payroll tax cut , Congress , Senate , House , pay and benefits , pay , high 3 , high 5 , pensions

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:02pm EST

For feds, deja vu all over again

If the bad news coming out of Congress sounds familiar, there is a reason for it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've heard it lots of times this year, and we're only halfway through the month of December ...

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

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:00am EST

Monday madness checklist

There is still time, but not much, to pick your 2012 health plan. Missing the boat could mean you'll shell out much too much money in premiums. And doing the wrong thing could translate into a $14,000 mistake, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Open Season , FEHBP , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:00am EST
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