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Tax free retirement sound good?

It's tough enough figuring out how much you're going to get from your federal pension, but what states are going to benefit you the most in your retirement years? Before you pack your bags, see what Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has to say.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement

Monday - 03/23/2015, 03:00am EDT

Pay cut: That ain't funny

Funny is a relative thing, especially when it comes to members of Congress cutting federal pay, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. It's hard sometimes to see the humor in that.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay , Congress

Friday - 03/20/2015, 03:00am EDT

Rep. Chaffetz to try again to fire tax delinquent feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with "serious" tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.

Tags: workforce , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Chaffetz , IRS , Mick Mulvaney , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , Tax delinquency , Pat Roberts , David Rouzer , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 07:26am EDT

Labor secretary says new overtime rules coming soon

Labor Secretary Tom Perez told Congress on Wednesday that his agency is still working on President Barack Obama's directive a year ago that the department come up with new rules to make more workers eligible for overtime pay for working beyond their scheduled hours.

Tags: Labor Department , Tom Perez , overtime , workforce

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 02:40am EDT

That deer in the crosshairs is you!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explores the connection between federal employees, a retiring congressmen, deer hunters and Downton Abbey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 03:00am EDT

The mysteries of estate planning

Host Mike Causey is joined by estate planner Tom O'Rourke who will discuss what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
March 18, 2015

Tags: retirement , estate planning , Tom ORourke , Miles and Stockbridge PC , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 06:50pm EDT

Overpaid feds, really?

The issue of whether federal employees are overpaid or underpaid has been around for long time. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey turns to two feds to get their perspective on the debate.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 03:00am EDT

Scrambling your retirement nest egg, again ...

For the ninth time in 19 years and the second time in 13 months, the government has run out of authority to borrow. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what that means for your Thrift Savings Plan account.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , retirement

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:00am EDT

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

Lester Austin, retired senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answerS your Social Security and retirement questions.
March 16, 2015

Tags: retirement , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , file and suspend , windfall elimination provision , Bob Leins , John Elliott , NITP

Monday - 03/16/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , COLA , workforce ,

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
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