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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Turbo-charged customer service and some more customized services may be available to Thrift Savings Plan investors in the future. Greg Long, the executive director of the TSP, says the TSP may provide these services -- since they see participants taking all their money out of their accounts when they retire. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Greg Long is most worried about.

Tags: Emily Kopp , TSP , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:50pm EST
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Surge of retirement claims hits OPM in October

After several months of a declining number of federal employees filing for retirement, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,300 more retirement claims than it expected to for the month of October.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:13pm EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

When it comes to retirement savings and other benefits, federal employees have better options than many in the private sector. That's one of the findings from the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which presented its findings yesterday. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: retirement benefits , Financial Literacy and Education Commission , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , pay and benefits

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 09:29am EST
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Lottery tickets or LTC premiums?

Do yourself a favor and think about getting some Long Term Care insurance, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Your family will thank you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , long term care insurance ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP funds on the rise in October

All TSP funds, except for the I fund, posted positive results for the month of October, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , pay and benefits , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 10:19am EST

Col. Lee Ackiss, Marine Corps

Life after the military just got a little easier, at least for Marines planning to muster out. The Marine Corps has rolled out new a website where Marines use their military training to earn equivalent civilian certifications that could potentially lead to civilian jobs. The site is called "COOL." Col. Lee Ackiss is the Personal and Professional Development Deputy Branch Head for the Marine and Family Programs Division. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the new site intends to do.

Tags: Lee Ackiss , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Investment king tells TSP Board: Feds are in good shape for retirement

Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock, spoke at a meeting Monday of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which administers the Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , TSP , Larry Fink , BlackRock , benefits , In Depth , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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How much longer can you afford to work?

Facing pay freezes, cost of living increases and hikes in retirement payments, some feds may wonder if its worth going to work these days, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , COLA

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

Federal retirees to receive 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015

This is the third year in a row that cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees, Social Security recipients and disabled veterans will be less than 2 percent.

Tags: COLA , pay and benefits , workforce , Social Security , SSA

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:01am EDT

What you need to know about retirement security, health insurance

Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm talk to Brenda Sulick, director of the Eleanor's Hope project at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Tags: Brenda Sulick , Elanors Hope , National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare , SSA , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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