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Ask the retirement expert

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions.
July 16, 2014

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

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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Lawmakers, OPM seek facelift for aging GS system

There's growing consensus on Capitol Hill and from the Obama administration that the pay and personnel system used by the federal government since 1949 and infrequently updated is showing its age and due for a major facelift. Lawmakers probed the General Schedule system Tuesday during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census.

Tags: workforce , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Blake Farenthold , Darrell Issa , Robert Goldenkoff , Katherine Archuleta , Pat Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , GS system , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:11pm EDT

House easily passes TSP restructuring bill

The Smart Savings Act would make the Lifecycle Funds the default investment option in the Thrift Savings Plan for new federal employees.

Tags: TSP , workforce , Congress , Ariel Levin-Waldman , House , retirement , L funds

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:55pm EDT

Buyouts: Here today, gone tomorrow!

Remember the buyouts of the 1990s? Maybe you were just starting out and it saved your job. Well that was then, and this is now. Forget everything you knew about buyouts and start all over again, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , buyouts

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Bob Tobias, American University

A new performance award strategy could rise from the ashes of a now-defunct pay system at the Defense Department. DoD tried to replace the General Schedule system with a National Security Personnel System back in the mid-2000s, but the White House repealed it two years ago. Bob Tobias is Director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He was part of a Task Force that tried to improve the system back in 2009. He said one bright spot in the system could be the key to building a new performance culture across the federal government on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: DoD , Bob Tobias , workforce , National Security Personnel System , performance awards

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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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
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