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Coming up: Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
May 25, 2015

Tags: federal retirement , TSP , Roth TSP , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , G Fund , federal deficit , mutual fund window , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

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Fed bashing: How bad is it?

Federal Drive host Tom Temin joins Mike Causey to discuss fed bashing and federal job security, and Federal Times senior writer Andy Medici will tell us Congress has in store for feds after the Memorial Day break.
May 20, 2015

Tags: fed bashing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , job security , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Congress , mike causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 07:22pm EDT

Want to help feds do their jobs? Stop attacking them

The Senate subcommittee that oversees federal management hosted a hearing Wednesday on how agencies can better address 21st century problems. Two employee representatives had an answer for Congress: Stop attacking the federal workforce.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee , management , hiring , recruitment , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:28pm EDT


Tags: retirement , Bob Braunstein , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 03:58pm EDT

How benefits, financial and tax planning coordinate with each other

Certified financial planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to discuss tax brackets, TSP distributions, retirement tax rates and more.
May 18, 2015

Tags: retirement , retirement benefits , TSP , retirement spending , Roth TSP , Bob Leins , John Elliott , John Jilek , financial planning , estate planning , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:07pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to overhaul the military's compensation system, shifting it slightly away from a defined benefit structure. The committee would also add a government-matched investment plan similar to a 401k. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the vote puts both the House and Senate on the same page. But the White House is still studying the issue.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , military retirement ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:07am EDT

Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor,

President Obama is planning a one percent pay raise for federal employees next year. So don't go out and put a down payment on that new Lexus just yet. One percent? The House Progressive Caucus says phooey. It's proposing a 4 percent raise, and has garnered support of a few other members. Wishful thinking or a real possibility? Managing Editor Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to shares some of your thoughts.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , House Progressive Caucus ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:59am EDT

Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Tags: DoD , NDAA , retirement , Personnel , acquisition , John McCain , Tim Kaine , Adam Smith , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , Workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT

When no good deed goes unpunished

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders how bad occurrences may actually lead to positive outcomes, despite what you first might think.

Tags: mike causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 03:00am EDT

Phased retirement: Is it for you?

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey for an hour long discussion of the pending phased retirement program.
May 13, 2015

Tags: retirement , phased retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , mike causey , Your Turn , best date to retire , CIA , DHS , Secret Service , DIA , NSA

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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