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Retirement board sees spike in Roth TSP enrollment

Two years after launching the Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has seen Roth TSP enrollment rise to 8 percent.

Tags: TSP , Kim Weaver , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Buying an annuity from the Social Security Administration is one way for federal employees to bolster their retirement income. And yes, you heard that right, you can buy a Social Security annuity. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She says on In Depth with Francis Rose the cost of the annuity depends on how patient you are.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Social Security Administration

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

Living costs are on the rise. That puts federal retirees on track for a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment in January. But that's only if lawmakers don't change the way inflation is measured. Congress and the White House both say the chained CPI would be a more accurate measure. But the chained CPI has lots of critics and foes. They say it's like switching your habits from eating steak for dinner to eating dog food. Web Editor Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss federal employees' reaction online.

Tags: Shefali Kapadia , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 07/25/2014, 10:20am EDT
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2014 Buyout and Early Retirement Guide

Track which agencies are offering early retirement incentives and buyout offers in 2014.

Tags: workforce , buyouts , early retirements , 2014 Buyout Guide

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:12pm EST

TSA offering early retirements

The Transportation Security Administration has received approval to offer early retirements this calendar year.

Tags: TSA , VERA , Shefali Kapadia , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:39am EDT

Ask the retirement expert

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

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

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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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 , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Ariel Levin-Waldman , House , L funds

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

Air Force to offer early retirement, buyouts to civilians

The Air Force will offer early retirement and buyouts to civilian personnel, in order to eliminate nearly 3,500 positions, officials announced Monday. The service estimates the cuts will save the Air Force $1.6 billion over the next five years.

Tags: buyout , Air Force , DoD , Deborah Lee James , Bill Booth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 10:17am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Making the call to turn your investment decisions over to a financial planner is a big decision for just about anybody, but there are several important factors that make that decision even more complicated for federal employees. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She's writing about some of the elements of that decision making process for soon-to-retire feds, and shared her thoughts on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Federal Workers

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:47pm EDT
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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 , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT
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