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House bill would let federal law-enforcement officers access retirement funds early

A bipartisan House bill would reform federal tax law so that federal law-enforcement officers and firefighters can access funds from their 401(k)-style Thrift Savings Plans when they're eligible to retire without facing a penalty. Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, called the current situation "one of those glaring inequities that needed to be addressed and fixed."

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , TSP , FLEOA , Jon Adler , Dave Reichert , Bill Pascrell , Jack Moore , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 01:22pm EDT
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Financial literacy: what does it mean to me?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer listeners' questions relating to finances and retirement.
May 26, 2014 (This show originally aired on May 5, 2014)

Tags: pay and benefits , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , TSP , Social Security , financial literacy , high 3

Monday - 05/26/2014, 12:06pm EDT
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Financial literacy: what does it mean to me?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer listeners' questions relating to finances and retirement.
May 5, 2014

Tags: pay and benefts , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , TSP , Social Security , financial literacy , high 3

Monday - 05/05/2014, 12:06pm EDT
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House bill extends agency authority to rehire retired feds

A measure included in the massive Defense policy bill approved by the House Thursday would ensure agencies maintain the flexibility to bring federal retirees back on board on a part-time basis. An amendment to the 2015 Defense Authorization Act, introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), extends the authority for agency heads to rehire retirees without specific approval from the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: workforce , hiring , Gerry Connolly , House , Congress , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 05:06pm EDT

TSP -- room for a LOT more customers?

What would it mean to the federal-military investors in the Thrift Savings Plan if everybody in the country were allowed to join up? Nobody knows for sure, but higher fees, for everybody, would seem to be a likely outcome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , TSP , Marco Rubio , Kim Weaver

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement: 49 and 1/2 shades of gray

What's maybe going to top the summer must-read list for federal workers? It's one of the hottest topics in government: phased retirement. Coming soon, we think, to a cubicle near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , phased retirement , OPM

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:00am EDT

TSP? Maybe ... FERS? No!

When it comes to certain federal benefits, President Barack Obama and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have something in common. One of them is admiration for the federal Thrift Savings Plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey Says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , TSP ,

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's happening in Congress?

Jennifer Mattingley, director of government affairs for Shaw, Bransford and Roth, and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will give us an update on legislation affecting federal workers.
May 14, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Jennifer Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , FERS , SES , Congress , budget 2014 , Federal employee retirement , federal employee pay , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Andy Medici , Federal Times

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:19pm EDT
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Q&A with the experts: Retirement, benefits and TSP

Last month, Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal News Radio's senior correspondent, Mike Causey, to answer feds' questions as part of an exclusive online chat. The experts fielded dozens of questions from readers -- but couldn't get to all them. So, Federal News Radio went back to the experts to answer another round of questions for readers. In this special Q&A, find the experts' take on everything from the best date to retire this year and what happens to insurance premiums when you retire to whether the Thrift Savings Plan plans to offer in-plan conversions.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , TSP , Tammy Flanagan , John Elliott , NITP , Kim Weaver

Friday - 05/09/2014, 09:42am EDT
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