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TSP sails through May

For only the second time this year, all of the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan finished the month in positive territory, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. It was the strongest month for the TSP and Wall Street since February

Tags: TSP , Jack Moore , FRTIB

Monday - 06/02/2014, 03:56pm EDT

CFPB, union go back to the drawing board on performance ratings

Following complaints of widespread discrimination, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is overhauling its system for evaluating employee performance. The financial watchdog's performance-appraisal system resulted in "systematically lower ratings" for black and Hispanic employees, employees over the age of 40, employees located in field offices and those employed at lower pay scales, according to report on the performance-appraisal system published by the agency earlier this month.

Tags: management , workforce , CFPB , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , performance ratings

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Buy low, sell high -- how hard can it be?

The way to make money in the stock market is to buy when share prices are down and sell when they go up. Yet most people do just the opposite, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Are you a closet market-timer?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , TSP

Friday - 05/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

The VA controversy and the state of the civil service

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw Bransford and Roth will discuss what's happening at the VA and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
May 28, 2014

Tags: Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Department of Veterans Affairs , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 09:49pm EDT
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Survey: Feds' satisfaction with TSP grows

Nearly nine out of 10 federal employees are satisfied with the Thrift Savings Plan, according to a new survey published by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which manages feds' 401(k)-style retirement accounts. Meanwhile, the TSP board is inching forward on a decision on whether to adopt a mutual-fund window.

Tags: workforce , TSP , FRTIB , Kim Weaver , mutual fund window , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 04:50pm EDT

House bill would let federal law-enforcement officers access retirement funds early

A bipartisan House bill would reform federal tax law so that federal law-enforcement officers and firefighters can access funds from their 401(k)-style Thrift Savings Plans when they're eligible to retire without facing a penalty. Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, called the current situation "one of those glaring inequities that needed to be addressed and fixed."

Tags: workforce , TSP , retirement , FLEOA , Jon Adler , Dave Reichert , Bill Pascrell , Jack Moore , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 01:22pm EDT
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Financial literacy: what does it mean to me?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer listeners' questions relating to finances and retirement.
May 26, 2014 (This show originally aired on May 5, 2014)

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , TSP , Social Security , financial literacy , retirement , high 3

Monday - 05/26/2014, 12:06pm EDT
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Buyouts and bats: Endangered species?

Remember when you were a kid driving to or from vacation, and you kept asking are we there yet? Now you're an adult civil servant and the question du jour is: Where are the buyouts? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , buyouts

Friday - 05/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's the latest on Capitol Hill?

NARFE's Chris Farrell joins host Mike Causey to talk about some of the bills introduced in Congress that affect federal workers.
May 21, 2014

Tags: Congress , COLAs , budget battle , Chris Farrell , NARFE , retirement benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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Federal quiz clue: Marilyn's toes

Think you are pretty smart? Could you make it on Jeopardy? Try out our numbers game to test your quiz IQ, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 02:00am EDT
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