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Despite what your significant other says, you're worth more than you think!

Thanks to a portion of the media and many politicians, a lot of federal and postal workers have a low opinion of themselves. But when you crunch the numbers, feds are significant players in the stock market and in the net worth department, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Crunch your own numbers.

Tags: Mike Causey , benefits , TSP ,

Monday - 01/13/2014, 06:12am EST

Uncle Sam's less-fat, more-muscle plan...

Want to lose weight, pack on muscle and become more tech savvy? Uncle Sam has this magic plan in the works, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. When approved, it will benefit young and old alike.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , phased retirement , OPM

Friday - 01/10/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP investments -- everything's gold ... except gold!

If you are a Thrift Savings Plan investor in any of the stock funds, give yourself a pat on the back ... and purse or wallet, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Because everything is gold, except gold itself....

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , federal report , Art Stein

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:00am EST

By the numbers: 2013 federal retirements

The exodus of employees from the federal workforce was a big story this past year: More federal employees retired in 2013 than the year before, providing grist for the mill for predictions of a coming federal retirement wave. Meanwhile, the Office of Personnel Management's efforts to clear a longstanding backlog of new retirement applications faced hurdles because of the steep sequestration budget cuts that hit government. Federal News Radio parsed through the data over the past year. In the series of charts and graphs below, track the latest trends.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 09:55am EST

2014: The year you get that promotion?

Is 2014 shaping up to be the year you get your first promotion in a long time? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out what could be a retirement surge in February.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , retirement tsunami

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:00am EST

A look back at 2013 and some projections for 2014 with Mike Causey

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to talk about the big issues affecting feds in 2013 and what's ahead in the new year.
January 6, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement benefits , military retirement , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Monday - 01/06/2014, 04:48pm EST
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Federal retirements taper off in December

Fewer federal employees filed for retirement in December than in any month in nearly the last two years, according to updated statistics from the Office of Personnel Management. Just 4,952 federal employees filed for retirement in December. But even with fewer employees retiring in December, OPM's retirement processing failed to keep pace with projections. The agency had expected to process 11,500 retirement cases but actually ended the month clearing a little more than 6,440.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , workforce , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/06/2014, 10:51am EST

Issa bill would repeal military COLA cuts, allow USPS to move to 5-day delivery

A new bill would repeal reductions in military pensions approved by Congress late last month as part of the bipartisan budget deal and allow the U.S. Postal Service to reduce regular mail delivery to five days a week. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced the legislation Dec. 19, shortly before Congress decamped for the holidays.

Tags: budget , Darrell Issa , military pensions , pay and benefits , USPS , five-day delivery , Pat Donahoe , postal reform

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 04:10pm EST

Young feds: Don't stop thinking about tomorrow

In the fifth guest column in a series of five, a long-time Federal Report reader shares his take on why it's important for young feds to start long-term planning early in their careers.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , TSP

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:00am EST

OPM seeks changes to feds' benefits, insurance opportunities

The Office of Personnel Management recently filed two proposals to change how feds enroll in the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program and to expand the regulations of the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance.

Tags: benefits , FEGLI , FEHBP , OPM , Federal Register , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:25pm EST
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