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CBO deficit report advises smaller fed workforce

In a new report on reducing the federal deficit, the Congressional Budget Office suggests that cutting 70,000 government jobs over the next decade and changing the math used for civilian and military pensions could save $100 billion.

Tags: CBO , deficit , pay and benefits , COLA , TSP , workforce , personnel , hiring , retirement , Federal Employees Comparability Act , budget , Jory Heckman , chained CPI

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 11:24am EST

The TSP, VA changes, & pension plan rollback

Financial planner Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and proposed changes to the federal pension plan.
August 6, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn , Arthur Stein , Arthur Stein Financial LLC , TSP , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Department of Veterans Affairs , VA scandal , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:09pm EDT
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What's going on on Capitol Hill?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement will give us an update on pending legislation affecting federal workers and retirees.
April 2, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , healthcare benefits , CSRS , Social Security , federal pay , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:33pm EDT
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Analyzing the budget deal

On this week's Your Turn radio show, host Mike Causey examines what's in the most recent budget deal that will impact feds.

Tags: Your Turn , budget , sequestration , Mike Causey , COLA , retirement , FEHBP , pay and benefits , Jessica Klement , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 03:57pm EST
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Increase in fed pension contributions part of GOP debt ceiling deal

A leading set of proposals comes from a House GOP leadership office and was circulating on Washington's K Street lobbying corridor on Monday. It includes a plan to increase pension contributions of federal civilian workers by up to 5 percentage points and lowering the federal match accordingly, which could help defray the deficit by up to $84 billion over a decade.

Tags: House , Congress , debt ceiling , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 01:20am EDT

What you need to know now for your taxes

Tom O'Rourke, principal with the law firm Miles and Stockbridge, P.C., talks about your 2013 taxes with host Bob Leins.
May 13, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , tax planning , Miles and Stockbridge PC , estate planning , retirement , IRS , Tom ORourke , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:51pm EDT
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Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 24, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Art Stein , chained CPI , TSP , budget 2014 , pay raise , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , FEHBP , STOCK Act , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 17, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Art Stein , chained CPI , TSP , budget 2014 , pay raise , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , FEHBP , STOCK Act , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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Pay and Benefits Tracker

Congress is turning to federal pay and benefits to find cost savings. To sort out all the proposals for you, Federal News Radio compiled a list of the bills that could affect your compensation. This list will be updated regularly with status changes and the addition of new bills.

Tags: budget , Congress , pay and benefits , House , Senate , bill tracker , retirement ,

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:09am EDT

'Crisis of confidence' as USPS posts $5.2 billion quarterly loss

The Postal Service lost $5.2 billion in the third quarter of this year, bringing its year-to-date tally of red ink to $11.6 billion for the first nine months of 2012. The USPS chief financial officer said the organization's liquid assets are running perilously low. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe faults an "inflexible" business model and urged action by Congress.

Tags: USPS , retirement , pay and benefits , Patrick Donahoe , Steven Masse , Thurgood Marshall, Jr. , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/10/2012, 05:36am EDT
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