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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

The TSP: What's in it for you?

Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP, and CBS MoneyWatch Columnist Allan Roth discusses what you can do to maximize your TSP investments.
June 25, 2014

Tags: retirement , Arthur Stein , TSP , Allan Roth , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 06:51pm EDT
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As assets grow, TSP resists calls for change from Congress

Boosted by a recovering economy and a booming Wall Street, assets in the Thrift Savings Plan have continued to climb. Since reaching $400 billion in February the highest amount ever recorded assets under TSP management grew to more than $412 billion by the end of last month. But as total assets have increased, so have calls to tweak the program that's provided federal employees with 401(k)-style retirement accounts since 1987. Still, the TSP has consistently resisted calls to modify its simplified, tried-and-true structure.

Tags: workforce , TSP , retirement , Kim Weaver , Tom Emswiler , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:07pm EDT

Rescue mission: Back to the future

If you've been in government for a while, you know it is something like riding a roller coaster, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thrills, chills but rarely any spills. So, how long will your luck hold out?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

Is your retirement system the right one?

Federal benefits expert Bob Braunstein will discuss the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act.
June 23, 2014

Tags: Bob Braunstein , FERCCA , retirement , CSRS , FERS , CSRS Offset , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/23/2014, 08:47pm EDT
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Retirement programs, VA scandal, shrinking workforce

NARFE's Jessica Klement and Andy Medici from the Federal Times discuss a number of issues affecting feds, including proposed changes to the federal retirement program and the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
June 11, 2014

Tags: phased retirement , federal retirement , Department of Veterans Affairs , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Reemployed annuitants , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 06:03pm EDT

Alphonso Maldon, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

It's the elephant in the room: military pay and benefits are overwhelming the Defense Department's budget. But Congress doesn't want to cut them, so it appoints an independent commission to do it by next February. Alphonso Maldon is chairman of the commission. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive, the nine members have reviewed everything from recruitment to retirement, paychecks and housing allowance to health care.

Tags: Alphonso Maldon , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 06/09/2014, 09:02am EDT
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We answer your questions, federal employees!

Show co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan will talk about a wide variety of benefit programs for federal workers and retirees.
June 9, 2014

Tags: Bob Leins , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , federal benefits , Social Security , financial planning , TSP , Voluntary Contribution Program , income tax planning , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:19pm EDT
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VA: Brush fire or forest fire?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is the ongoing VA scandal just a small brush fire, or is it likely to spread to other agencies, impacting bonuses and job security?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:00am EDT
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