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$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

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

DISA employees staying on, despite BRAC

Seventy percent of the Defense Information System Agency's workers are making the move to Ft. Meade, Md. DISA, however, is keeping the pipeline of potential new hires stocked and taking steps to improve the hiring process. Vendors also have not seen a large exit of employees, but could later this fall.

Tags: Industry , DoD , Jack Penkoske , David Bullock , DISA , Kathleen Smith , , BRAC Impact , telework , hiring , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:56am EDT

BRAC: Musical Chairs or Symphonic Masterpiece?

The Washington area, with the nation's second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it's as bad as most people say.

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , Mike Causey

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 04:00am EDT

Long term care: who needs it and when?

Long Term Care Partners CEO Paul Forte and senior account manager Beth O'Brien join host Mike Causey to answer your questions about the federal Long Term Care insurance program.
May 11, 2011

Tags: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program , Long Term Care Partners , Federal Times , Steve Losey , intelligence , Osama bin Laden , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Paul Forte , Beth O'Brien

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 09:33pm EDT

Inside Government - May 13th, 2011

Scott Paul
Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing
Barbara Heckman-Sauer
2nd Vice President, AFGE Local 2281
Robyn Kehoe
Director of Field Operations, Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Scott Paul , Barbara Heckman-Sauer , Robyn Kehoe

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:50pm EDT

Worst Case Scenario Insurance

If you can't feed, dress or bathe yourself, how many people are standing in line to help? Unless you are a very cute baby the answer is probably not very many. Which is why Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says feds, now, need to consider the unthinkable and check out long term care insurance.

Tags: Mike Causey , LTC , LTC Partners , FLTCIP , Paul Forte , Beth O'Brien , Steve Watkins , Steve Losey

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 04:00am EDT

Survey compares federal cyber salaries

Findings have been released for the 2011 (ISC) Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , salaries , ISC Squared

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:30am EDT
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