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House easily passes TSP restructuring bill

The Smart Savings Act would make the Lifecycle Funds the default investment option in the Thrift Savings Plan for new federal employees.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Ariel Levin-Waldman , House , L funds

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:55pm EDT

Air Force to offer early retirement, buyouts to civilians

The Air Force will offer early retirement and buyouts to civilian personnel, in order to eliminate nearly 3,500 positions, officials announced Monday. The service estimates the cuts will save the Air Force $1.6 billion over the next five years.

Tags: buyout , Air Force , DoD , Deborah Lee James , Bill Booth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 10:17am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Making the call to turn your investment decisions over to a financial planner is a big decision for just about anybody, but there are several important factors that make that decision even more complicated for federal employees. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She's writing about some of the elements of that decision making process for soon-to-retire feds, and shared her thoughts on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Federal Workers

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:47pm EDT
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Retirement planning and the state of the civil service

Benefits expert John Elliott will discuss what you should be doing to prepare for retirement, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
July 9, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , John Elliott , NITP , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT
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Feds interested in phased retirement left playing waiting game

The Office of Personnel Management now says it hopes to have regulations governing phased retirement finalized by October. That can't come soon enough for many federal employees on the cusp of retirement who are caught in the regulatory limbo.

Tags: OPM , workforce , phased retirement , Janet Benini , Tom Young , Jessica Klement , Katherine Archuleta , NARFE , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

OPM stays on track in reducing retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received fewer claims in June, but it continued to whittle away at its claims backlog.

Tags: OPM , claims backlog , Michael OConnell

Monday - 07/07/2014, 09:53am EDT

R.O.M.E.O. without Juliet

Is there life after government service? Short answer: Yes. A retired fed tells how his agency's bureaucratic ways turned him into a late-blooming "R.O.M.E.O.," gave him a life-long friend and introduced him to the man who shared a North Vietnamese prison cell with Sen. John McCain.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Monday - 07/07/2014, 02:00am EDT

Ask the retirement expert

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions.
July 2, 2014

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

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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USPS offers buyouts to 3,000-plus postmasters

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce costs, the Postal Service will offer early-outs and buyouts to more than 3,000 postmasters. Those who accept will leave the agency Sept. 30 -- the last day of fiscal 2014.

Tags: buyout , USPS , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 10:16am EDT

Take my job, please!

When you go from intern to top manager and then, later, to retiree, you learn a lot. Today we hear from a NARFE local president who says the phased retirement program, when it starts, could be a great thing for young workers and old-timers, too.

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

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:00am EDT
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