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Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , DHS , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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Buyouts, early-outs arouse KMA Club

Do you know anybody in your office or agency who belongs to the secret KMA Club? It's an ancient and secretive society whose members can be aroused by sacred phrases, such as buyouts and early retirement, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , buyouts , early retirement ,

Monday - 02/03/2014, 02:00am EST

What's the best date to retire?

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning and 'the' expert on choosing the right federal retirement date, joins host Mike Causey for this week's show.

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

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 12:46pm EST
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SSA offering early-outs in 2014

The early-out offer at the Social Security Administration is one of the first this year in government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could open up the promotion pipeline for younger, mid-career employees and jump-start early retirement offers in other agencies too. So how are things in your office?

Tags: early outs , workforce , Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , SSA

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:00am EST

The 30-day rule

Trick question, and you will never get the right answer. The question is this: How many days are there in the months of September, August and February? If you said anything other than 30 you lose, and it could impact your retirement benefit, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , Tammy Flanagan , best date to retire

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:00am EST

Finding the right retirement date for you

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, will give tips on how to determine your magic retirement date.
January 29, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn , workforce , best date to retire , Tammy Flanagan , NITP

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 07:35pm EST

Latest postal reform bill includes USPS-only health plan

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee debated an updated version of postal reform legislation Wednesday that would allow the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to restructure its health benefits program. Included in the revised postal reform bill from Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is a proposal that would create a new postal-only health plan within the broader Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

Tags: USPS , postal reform , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Pat Donahoe , pay and benefits ,

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 10:48am EST

Finding your magic retirement date

Timing is everything, especially when you retire. And whether you are planning to retire in a few months or 30 years from now, there is a magic date just for you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , best date to retire , Tammy Flanagan

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:00am EST

Senators urge about-face on new military retirement cuts

Pentagon leaders expressed disappointment on Tuesday at the retiree cost of living cuts under the Ryan-Murray budget deal and urged Congress to repeal them. But officials also pressed lawmakers to wait for an independent study group's conclusions before making more piecemeal changes to the military compensation system.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , Carl Levin , James Winnefeld , Christine Fox , Angus King , COLA , budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:06am EST
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Investing in the Thrift Savings Plan

Financial planner Arthur Stein will answer your questions about the TSP, and Federal Times writers Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson will discuss what's ahead for feds in 2014.
January 22, 2014 (This show originally aired Jan. 8, 2013)

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , TSP , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson ,

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:59am EST
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