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The January effect on your TSP account

You got questions about which TSP fund to invest in? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey may not have all the answers, but he knows someone who does.

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:00am EST

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

Tags: Congress , Barbara Boxer , Senate

Friday - 01/09/2015, 03:22am EST

John Salamone, Vice President, FMP Consulting

The retirement claims backlog reached its lowest level in more than a year. The Office of Personnel Management said it received 1,600 fewer claims last month than expected. But it's predicting 19,000 new claims for the month of January. John Salamone is vice president of FMP Consulting and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says more federal employees will retire this year than in the last -- but there's a whole group of people leaving government that isn't getting enough attention.

Tags: John Salamone , FMP Consulting , Congress , OPM , In Depth , Workforce , SES reform , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:37pm EST

OPM retirement backlog smallest in more than a year

The Office of Personnel Management processed 6,447 retirement claims last month, ending 2014 with the lowest number of unprocessed claims in its inventory in more than a year.

Tags: OPM , claims backlog , Workforce , Ken Zawodny , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 01:15pm EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Good news is on the horizon for federal employees that plan to retire in 2015. The Office of Personnel Management's processing times for retirement claims are accelerating, and the agency will try for the fifth time to digitize the process. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute for Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her Top 3 for 2015. She told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley the faster processing times will most help people retiring early in the year.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , OPM , phased retirement , pay and benefits , In Depth , Top 3 in 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:25pm EST

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

A budget resolution early in 2015 is a top priority for the incoming 114th Congress. Republican leaders have already said they're interested in passing some federal workforce reforms. Jessica Klement is legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said she's worried about the possibility of a budget reconciliation, and what that could mean for federal employee benefits in the future. In her Top 3 for 15, she says she's keeping a closer eye on federal workforce policy reforms coming from the new Congress.

Tags: NARFE , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jessica Klement , Top 3 for 2015 , budget

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:29pm EST

So, you wanna be a millionaire? Is 2015 the year of your Roth TSP?

While most people know that the Roth option exists, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many don't understand exactly what it is or does.

Tags: mike causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , Roth TSP , pay and benefits

Monday - 01/05/2015, 02:00am EST

Out the door after 32 years

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey continues his vacation. Today's guest columnist is an IRS employee who's retiring after 32 years.

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Friday - 01/02/2015, 02:00am EST

Our readers' favorite stories of 2014

Even without all the fireworks caused by furloughs and the government shutdown that occurred in 2013, Federal News Radio readers found plenty to intrigue them in 2014. Read our 10 most-read stories for 2014.

Tags: Workforce , pay and benefits , budget , management , Veterans Affairs , IRS , OPM , Naval History and Heritage Command , Capitol Dome , Medicare , COLA ,

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 11:56am EST

Ringing out 2014 and ringing in 2015

We reflect on events of 2014 and how they affected your federal employment/retirement and we look ahead to 2015.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , mike causey , benefits , phased retirement , pay & benefits

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 02:20pm EST
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