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New leadership at DHS cracks down on overtime abuse at CBP

Union and CBP officials call for reform of outdated OT pay system, saying the purpose of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime was misinterpreted.

Tags: workforce , management , Catherine Emerson , Jeh Johnson , DHS , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , John Tester , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , National Border Patrol Council , Brandon Judd , Ronald Vitiello , CBP , administratively uncontrollable overtime , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:28pm EST
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Finding the right retirement date for you

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, will give tips on how to determine your magic retirement date.
January 29, 2014

Tags: Mike Causey , Your Turn , workforce , retirement , best date to retire , Tammy Flanagan , NITP

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 07:35pm EST

Latest postal reform bill includes USPS-only health plan

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee debated an updated version of postal reform legislation Wednesday that would allow the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to restructure its health benefits program. Included in the revised postal reform bill from Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is a proposal that would create a new postal-only health plan within the broader Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

Tags: USPS , postal reform , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Pat Donahoe , retirement

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 10:48am EST

TSP loans, hardship withdrawals hit 10-year high last year

More Thrift Savings Plan participants withdrew money from their accounts early in 2013 than in any other year over the past decade. The board processed a total of 291,000 loans and about 138,000 hardship withdrawals last year, according to statistics presented at the board's monthly meeting Monday. More than 14,000 of the hardship withdrawals taken last year came during the month of October, when partisan gridlock led to a 16-day government shutdown and financial uncertainty and delayed paychecks for thousands of federal employees.

Tags: TSP , hardship withdrawals , TSP loans , Jack Moore , Kim Weaver , Renee Wilder

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:24pm EST
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Senators urge about-face on new military retirement cuts

Pentagon leaders expressed disappointment on Tuesday at the retiree cost of living cuts under the Ryan-Murray budget deal and urged Congress to repeal them. But officials also pressed lawmakers to wait for an independent study group's conclusions before making more piecemeal changes to the military compensation system.

Tags: DoD , Congress , retirement , Carl Levin , James Winnefeld , Christine Fox , Angus King , COLA , budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:06am EST
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Perspectives on a federal career

Host Bob Leins and guest Bob Braunstein discuss their experiences as employees in the federal government and provide tips on what you need to know to maximize benefits during your career.
January 27, 2014

Tags: federal retirement , Federal Workers , career planning , Bob Braunstein , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:51pm EST
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Senate to take up major overhaul of VA benefits

Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the measure that includes dozens of provisions that expand benefits and hiring programs and grants advance appropriations to most of the Veterans Affairs' accounts. Senate Veterans Affairs chairman suggested paying for the changes by reducing DoD's wartime budget.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Department of Veterans Affairs , veterans benefits , Bernie Sanders , GI Bill , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:30am EST
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A PC, gluten-free investment option --yummy!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Do you think you could make more money, or be more supportive of causes to endorse, if Uncle Sam would broaden your investment options?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , TSP , socially responsible investment

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 02:00am EST

What do I need to know about Social Security?

Federal benefits expert James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security benefits.
January 20, 2014

Tags: Social Security Benefits , retirement , federal pension , James Marshall , NITP , TSP , Roth IRA , Roth TSP , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 01/20/2014, 07:34pm EST
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Self-plus-one coverage: What's in it for you?

Lots of people inside government are excited about the pending self-plus-one health plan option, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It will cost more than self-only, but less than the standard family plan. So who are the winners and losers?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , benefits , self-plus-one , FEHBP , Walton Francis

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 02:00am EST
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