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Pending threats: Separating the sharks from the minnows

Thanks to summertime and the upcoming election, even the most anti-bureaucrat politicians have called a time out in their whack-a-fed agendas. But there are some real threats out there.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:30pm EDT

House panel debates merits of Senior Exec Service, comes down hard on VA

In examining the viability of the Senior Executive Service, House members called out the Veterans Affairs' compensation program, with a pledge to introduce another piece of legislation to take back bonuses. The Senior Executives Association relayed concerns that talent is fleeing senior executive positions.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs , SES , SEA , Blake Farenthold , Stephen Lynch , Congress , House , bonuses

Friday - 07/11/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Why a do-nothing Congress is good news for feds

The mid-term elections are upon us, and some people are complaining about political fatigue and gridlock. But for federal and postal workers - and retirees - these may be the good old days, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Mike Causey , federal report ,

Friday - 07/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

Retirement planning and the state of the civil service

Benefits expert John Elliott will discuss what you should be doing to prepare for retirement, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
July 9, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , John Elliott , NITP , retirement , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform ,

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT
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Committee outlines drastic changes to military as it works toward pay and benefits recommendations

A specially-formed commission tasked with modernizing military compensation released an interim report in anticipation of its full recommendations due in February. The document reviews massive changes that have occurred since the military switched to an all-volunteer force in 1973.

Tags: military compensation , Dan Goure , Dena Levitz , DoD , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:18pm EDT

A look ahead

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan talk about the state of the federal workforce and legislation under consideration in Congress that could affect federal employment.
July 7, 2014

Tags: Mike Causey , federal pay , retirement benefits , phased retirement , COLAs , longevity annuities , rollover , TSP , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , Voluntary Contributions

Monday - 07/07/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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Ask the retirement expert

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions.
July 2, 2014

Tags: retirement , retirement benefits , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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Estate planning in divorce and blended families

Marc Levine, principal at Handler & Levine LLC, joins host Bob Leins to discuss how to change your estate plan when your life is changing around you.
June 30, 2014

Tags: estate planning , Bob Leins , Marc Levine , Handler and Levine , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/30/2014, 09:05pm EDT
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Federal benefits questions answered

Join our host, Bob Leins, as he and James Marshall, federal benefits specialist, take on the most frequently asked questions about federal benefits.
June 2, 2014

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , James Marshall , federal benefits

Monday - 06/02/2014, 09:46am EDT
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Feds and middle-class workers

Are things getting worse in government, or is that just your memory playing tricks? We asked a current federal employee, and he said it is going from bad to worse.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 02:00am EDT
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