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Postal Service remains financially 'at-risk,' says GAO report

The USPS' ability to carry our its duties and remain financially self-sustaining continues to be at risk, according to a recently released GAO performance audit. Conducted over the past year, GAO's report found that the agency is projecting "unsustainable" losses through 2020.

Tags: USPS , GAO , Congress , workforce , workforce cuts , Darrell Issa , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , POSTPlan , management , retirement , retirement benefits ,

Friday - 11/14/2014, 03:39pm EST

FEHBP open season with Walton Francis

Walton Francis, author of the CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer your calls and emails about FEHBP open season.
November 12, 2014

Tags: FEHBP , open season , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Mike Causey , Your Turn , health care

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:40pm EST

Online Chat: Ask the Open Season Expert

Walton Francis, author of the annual Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees & Annuitants, joins Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat to discuss this year's Open Season.

Tags: Walt Francis , open season , online chat , FEHBP , Mike Causey , workforce

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 11:00am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress is fairly consuming Washington these days. But the lame-duck Congress returning to Washington today has got to tackle big challenges of its own. So what is on Congress' to-do list? Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Congress , budget , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:59am EST
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Open Season and Walton Francis

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis answers your questions about FEHBP Open Season.
November 10, 2014

Tags: open season , FEHBP , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , HMOs , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:13pm EST
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Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , workforce , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , budget , retirement , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

Government not yet brain-dead... but be patient!

The predicted "tsunami" of federal retirees may or may not come. Regardless, if you're planning to retire, you should still take steps to ensure financial security while your retirement is processed, says Federal News Radio's Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement , retirement backlog , OPM , Federal Report

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

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Turbo-charged customer service and some more customized services may be available to Thrift Savings Plan investors in the future. Greg Long, the executive director of the TSP, says the TSP may provide these services -- since they see participants taking all their money out of their accounts when they retire. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Greg Long is most worried about.

Tags: Emily Kopp , TSP , retirement , workforce

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:50pm EST
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Young and old feds alike struggle with financial choices

Young feds are too passive; older feds too hasty with their retirement savings, according to Greg Long, executive director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. He spoke at a meeting Wednesday of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

Tags: financial literacy , personal finances , Greg Long , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:59pm EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

When it comes to retirement savings and other benefits, federal employees have better options than many in the private sector. That's one of the findings from the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which presented its findings yesterday. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: retirement , retirement benefits , Financial Literacy and Education Commission , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 09:29am EST
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