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Roth TSP option delayed

The TSP Roth 401(k) option is still an option, but it's going to take a little while longer. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has decided to push back the launch of the highly-anticipated program from January 2012 to April.

Tags: TSP , Roth 401(k) , Gregory Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Tom Temin , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:46am EDT

Furloughs & Government by Part-timers!

If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn't work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.

Tags: Congress , Mike Causey , shutdown , furlough

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

Final tax tips for 2010 and planning for your 2011 return

Bob Leins, CPA, and John Elliott, federal benefits strategist, bring you all the tax tips you need to know. And, they'll answer all of your questions.
March 28, 2011

Tags: taxes , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 03/28/2011, 03:25pm EDT
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Federal hiring and conflicts of interest at OPM

Linda Brooks Rix, Co-CEO of AVUE Technologies, joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of how the budget battle is affecting federal hiring and concerns she has about the Office of Personnel Management.
March 25, 2011 (Encore presentation April 1, 2011)

Tags: OPM , Fed Access , Avue Technologies , Linda Rix , budget , hiring , Derrick Dortch , Congress

Friday - 03/25/2011, 11:08pm EDT
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What's happening with federal hiring?

Career coach Kathryn Troutman of the Resume Place discusses the current federal hiring outlook and how to land a federal job.
March 25, 2011

Tags: hiring , continuing resolution , Kathryn Troutman , budget , Debra Roth , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , FEDtalk

Friday - 03/25/2011, 04:07pm EDT
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Tips for investing at the speed of light (almost)

The speed of light dictates a lot of things in the realm of physics, and now it's dictating how and where financial institutions do their trading.

Tags: Federal Drive , Arthur Stein , high speed trading

Friday - 03/25/2011, 10:31am EDT
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OPM advocates for innovations to FEHB

The agency will issue its first Call Letter of 2011 Friday detailing suggestions for insurance carriers to focus on wellness and healthy lifestyles. Director Berry also wants insurance providers to offer affinity benefits for domestic partners of federal employees. Later this year, OPM will launch a new medical claims database to improve the plans.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Walt Francis , Checkbook , FEHB , Harley Geiger , CDT , privacy , cybersecurity , domestic partner benefits , American Health insurance Plans , data warehouse , medical-loss ratio , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/25/2011, 07:31am EDT
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SES Pay Raise Giveback!

If you are a member of the SES, the bad news is that Uncle Sam wants you to give up all of the performance-pay raise you got last year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the good news is that you won't have to pay back what you've already been given and probably spent.

Tags: Mike Causey , SES , pay freeze

Friday - 03/25/2011, 04:00am EDT

USPS cuts 7,500 jobs, offers $20,000 buyouts

The Postal Service will offer $20,000 early retirement incentives to administrative employees, who must make a decision on whether to leave USPS by late April. RIF notices will be issued on May 25 to any affected employees who do not voluntarily retire or move to a lower grade.

Tags: USPS , RIF , management , Patrick Donahoe , Postal Regulatory Commission , Anthony Vegliante , cost cutting , budget , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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GAO: DoD and VA need to communicate more

A program designed to help severely wounded veterans get life-long care isn't working the way it should.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , VA , defense , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Federal Recovery Coordination Program , GAO ,

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 11:40am EDT
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