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Your Threat Level: Pretty Darn High!

The all-important pay and benefits package of federal and postal workers, and retirees, is under attack as never before. And while it is way too soon to panic, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you need to run down a checklist to see where things are. We've got a team of experts standing by.

Tags: Mike Causey , high 5 , pay raise , pay freeze , TSP , COLA , diet COLA

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

Hiring reforms better than advertised

Hiring reforms announced last year are working. John Palguta tells Federal News Radio the changes are more successful than many people realize.

Tags: Federal Drive , hiring reforms , KSA , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Beseiged Feds: Shelter-in-Place or Take Off?

The way things are going on Capitol Hill, federal and postal workers seem to have only one of two choices, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey: they can retire before things get worse or decide to shelter in place because they may get worse yet.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , debt ceiling , TSP , G-fund

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 04:00am EDT

Umbrella policies and property casualty insurance

Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to talk about how to plan for your retirement.
May 16, 2011

Tags: umbrella policy , property casualty life insurance , financial planning , G Fund , TSP , retirement , Edward Jones , John Jilek , Bob Leins , John Elliot , For Your Benefit , insurance

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:43am EDT
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Federal pensions next on budget chopping block?

The amount of money you must pay to your retirement fund could be going up. The 2012 budget proposal from House Republicans would require you to contribute 6 percent of your salaries. That's a jump of more than 5 percent.

Tags: Tom Shoop , budget , pensions , contributions , FERS , Congress , In Depth , Government Executive

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:42pm EDT

Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

Tags: Hilda Solis , Labor , OPM , John Berry , OMB , Jacob Lew , locality pay , Barack Obama , budget , Congress , general schedule

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:21pm EDT

$50K Buyout and a Pony?

What if Uncle Sam offered you an enhanced pension, a $50,000 one-shot payment and a pony to retire or take early retirement. Would you do it? Before you say yes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is a slight hitch you should be aware of.

Tags: Mike Causey , buyout , VERA , VSIP

Monday - 05/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

How to take advantage of Roth TSP option

Ed Zurndorfer, registered employee benefit consultant, explains who and how to take advantage of the Roth option.

Tags: Ed Zurndorfer , TSP , Roth option , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:25pm EDT
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Six Percent Pay Cut is Halfway Home

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has something to take your mind off the possibility of an extended pay freeze. Forget about that and concentrate on the highly-likely prospect of a 5 to 6 percent permanent pay cut.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement funding , FERS , CSRS

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:00am EDT

Ethics rule changes coming for feds

Relaxed conflict-of-interest regulations have been proposed that would allow feds to serve on the boards of nonprofit groups. To explain the rules, and changes, turn to attorney Debra Roth.

Tags: Federal Drive , ethics , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 09:31am EDT
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