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Buyouts: Show Me The Money!

Are you a lifer, or are you waiting for Uncle Sam to show-you-the-money? Buyout offers abound in government but many employees say the tough economy is a good reason to stay on the job. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks have you hit the tipping point yet?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , buyouts

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retirement claims tick up, but OPM continues cutting backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received more claims than expected last month, but for the third month in a row processed more claims than it expected to. OPM has also made progress cutting the longstanding backlog of retirement claims. At 44,679 claims, there are now fewer retirement claims stuck in the backlog than there were in December 2011, when OPM began tracking them as part of a new push to eliminate the logjam.

Tags: OPM , backlog , Jack Moore , retirement backlog

Monday - 08/06/2012, 03:08pm EDT

TSP returns inch up in July

Returns for most of the basic Thrift Savings Plan basic funds continued inching up in July, with only the S Fund, pegged to stocks of small and medium-sized U.S. companies, dipping into the red for the month.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 04:11pm EDT

The "best of," part 2

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , FSA , flexible spending accounts , pay & benefits , TSP , survivor benefits , best date to retire

Monday - 07/30/2012, 01:50pm EDT
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FSAs to shrink under new health care law in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , pay & benefits , annuity , survivor benefits , FSA , flexible spending accounts , TSP

Saturday - 07/28/2012, 10:10am EDT
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It's a bird, it's a plane ... Nope, it's a bird

The long-predicted retirement tsunami may or may not be out there. But if you are even thinking about retiring, you should assume the worst and protect yourself with a financial life-jacket That, or prepare for a long time underwater, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , retention , retirement tsunami

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

More feds doing life sentences

Although the number of retirement-eligible feds may be at an all-time high, government workers are holding on to their jobs. The retirement tidal wave first forecast in 1999 has yet to hit, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's keeping you?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , TSP , pay and benefits , FERS , CSRS , buyout

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 02:11am EDT

TSP contribution cap to increase to $17K

Tom Trabucco is director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees your Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Tom Trabucco , TSP , In Depth , pay and benefits , contribution cap

Monday - 10/24/2011, 04:04pm EDT
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Long-term care insurance is 'greatest unfunded liability'

Health insurance policies cover doctor's visits and hospital stay but assume your problem is over when you go home. These policies do not cover living assistance for chronic health issues.

Tags: pay and benefits , long-term care insurance , Paul Forte , Long- Term Care Partners , Your Turn , Beth Obrien

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:43pm EDT
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