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Despite rise in retirement claims, OPM remains on course in cutting backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received 9,101 retirement claims -- about 1,000 more than it had projected for the month, according to data OPM released Tuesday.

Tags: OPM , claims backlog , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Rep. Edwards proposes restoring lower retirement contributions for feds

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) introduced a bill Thursday that would reduce the amount new federal employees must pay toward their government pensions. The National Treasury Employees Union and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association support the legislation, which would repeal the last two increases in retirement contributions.

Tags: retirement contributions , FERS , NARFE , NTEU , Colleen Kelly , Joseph Beaudoin , Congress , Donna Edwards , Stephanie Wasko , workforce , pay and benefits

Friday - 08/01/2014, 03:34pm EDT

Most TSP funds suffer losses in July

Outside of the "never has a bad day" G Fund, the Thrift Savings Plan saw across the board losses in July. However, year-to-date, each of the funds remains in the positive.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , pay and benefits , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 08/01/2014, 01:16pm EDT

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

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 02:23pm EDT
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Ask the retirement expert

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions.
July 30, 2014

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

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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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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