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What's going on on Capitol Hill?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement will give us an update on pending legislation affecting federal workers and retirees.
April 2, 2014

Tags: pensions , healthcare benefits , CSRS , Social Security , federal pay , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:33pm EDT
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Ron Sanders, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Today's General Schedule system is a "relic of a bygone era," according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton. It says the government needs to be more attuned to the private sector. At least one federal union is criticizing the plan. Ron Sanders, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, discussed the details of the report with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , General Schedule , workforce ,

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:31pm EDT
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Report calls for broad overhaul of federal personnel, pay systems

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for essentially throwing out the 65-year-old General Schedule system, comprised of 15 separate grade levels, and replacing it with five broad work levels. The report also calls for changes to the way federal pay is calculated and recommends setting up a governmentwide pay-for-performance process.

Tags: management , best practices , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , General Schedule , Jack Moore ,

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 06:07pm EDT

Election-year politics, pay raises & health plans

Is your 2015 pay raise going to be 1 percent or 3.3 percent? Are federal workers going to stay in their own health plans or will they be forced to move into one of the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act? Read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Congress

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

House budget seeks to up feds' retirement contributions

The budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday includes a handful of proposals affecting the federal workforce that Ryan and House Republicans have championed in the past. Among them, the recommendation that federal employees contribute more of their salary toward their pensions and a proposal to shrink the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: House , budget , retirement , retirement contributions , Paul Ryan , House Budget Committee , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 12:54pm EDT

VA reduces disability claims backlog by 44 percent

The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less than they did a year ago for their claims to be processed.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , Eric Shinseki , Agent Orange , Bernie Sanders , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:56pm EDT

TSP performance mixed in March

With gains on Wall Street hitting some headwinds in March, the performance of funds in the Thrift Savings Plan last month lagged behind February's advances. Three of the TSP's five regular funds ended the month in negative territory.

Tags: TSP , retirement , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 01:34pm EDT

Rush hour or sleep late? Your call!

The way things are going, a lot of long-time feds are doing the math to see how much longer they can afford to work. So do you keep fighting rush-hour traffic or give yourself the option to sleep late? Follow the money, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , retirement , David Snell , COLAs , NARFE

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

How can Social Security add GREEN to your retirement cash flow?

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your calls and emails about Social Security and retirement.
March 31, 2014

Tags: retirement , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , Bob Leins , John Elliot , For Your Benefit , Windfall Elimination Provision

Monday - 03/31/2014, 11:11pm EDT
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Taxes: Pay them now or pay them later

Where and how you watch the Superbowl or Dancing With the Stars may depend on when and if you pay your taxes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how can a Roth TSP help you, maybe, make a million tax-free dollars?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , retirement , TSP

Monday - 03/31/2014, 02:00am EDT
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