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Covering your assets

Host Mike Causey will talk retirement, the TSP, and more with attorney Tom O'Rourke and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey.
May 30, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , wills , powers of attorney , trusts , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , TSP , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Tom ORourke

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 09:31pm EDT
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USPS offers buyouts to 45,000 mail handlers

The U.S. Postal will offer buyouts and early retirements to more than 45,000 mail handlers, USPS announced Friday. Employees opting for the early-out will receive a $15,000 incentive payment half to be paid in December, and the other half to be paid in December 2013. The new buyout offers are the result of "in depth discussions" between USPS and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and an agreement that was inked Tuesday.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , budget , USPS , National Postal Mail Handlers Union , John Hegarty

Friday - 05/25/2012, 07:40pm EDT
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Postal shakeup, pensions, GSA fallout

Host Mike Causey will talk postal reform and other issues with Sally Davidow of the American Postal Workers Union, and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times.
May 16, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , postal reform , pensions , Sally Davidow , American Postal Workers Union , downsizing , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , GSA scandal , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:23pm EDT
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USPS to offer buyouts to 21,000 postmasters

As part of a cost-savings plan designed to halt the closings of rural postal facilities, the U.S. Postal Service said it would offer $20,000 buyout incentive payments to 21,000 full-time postmasters.

Tags: USPS , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , House , Senate , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 08:44pm EDT

The worst year to retire?

The combination of buyouts, a surge in baby boomer retirements and a hostile Congress may make this the worst year, maybe ever, to consider retiring, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , retirement , Federal Report , OPM , early retirements

Friday - 04/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retirement: Cancun or the Titanic?

This year and the next could set a new record for federal retirements. Senior correspondent Mike Causey says that's good news if you are stuck on your agency's promotion ladder, but not so good news if it means finding a cookbook for ways to prepare cat food.

Tags: Federal Report , Mike Causey , retirement , retirement backlog , early retirement , Stephen Losey

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

Air Force to offer 3rd round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force is hoping the third time will be the charm in its efforts to trim its civilian workforce, announcing Friday a third round of buyouts and early retirements. The service plans to begin offering Voluntary Early Retirements and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments beginning May 1. Applications will be due by May 14 and those approved will need to leave federal service by Aug. 31.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Sharon Dunbar , workforce , pay and benefits , early retirements , VSIP , VERA

Friday - 03/23/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Census offers early outs at headquarters

As of Thursday, 206 employees at the U.S. Census Bureau's Human Resources Division applied for early retirement offers.

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Friday - 03/23/2012, 08:57am EDT

Making love and buyouts the connection

So, what's the connection between making love and getting a buyout? Technique, frequency and careful preparation are central to both, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how did federal agencies score this year?

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

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

SES mobility not 'musical chairs'

Host Mike Causey will talk career mobility with Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Service. Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly will talk about how pending legislation in Congress will affect your pay and benefits.
March 14, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , retirement , budget battle , sequestration , USPS , Budget Control Act , pay freeze , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , downsizing

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 11:19pm EDT
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