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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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October TSP returns made up for 'lost ground'

Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, shared October TSP returns.

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

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:32pm EDT
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FEHBP + Medicare Part B can be 'political insurance'

Federal employees turning 65 might be wondering: Do I get Medicare Part B coverage in addition to my federal health plan?

Tags: FEHBP , Your Turn , pay and benefits , Medicare , Walton Francis

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:59pm EST

Navy says 'no' to lawmaker's layoff request

Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) asked the Navy to postpone its layoff dates for a year. The Navy is laying off 3,000 sailors to help balance its force profile.

Tags: Scott Rigell , Navy , layoffs , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , benefits

Friday - 07/13/2012, 09:17am EDT

Will you wind up a 2 percenter?

When the power company announces that 98 percent of its customers have had their electricity restored it means that 2 percent are still in the dark. Thanks to an upsurge in retirements some federal retirees are experiencing a long wait in getting full benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , OPM backlog , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce

Friday - 07/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Custer's last stand and your retirement

Why is your decision to retire someday, or take a buyout right away, something like the problem Gen. Custer faced during the Battle of the Little Big Horn? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , pay and benefits , benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 02:00am EST

The long gray line: Your retirement

If you've retired in the last year, you know all about the long wait to get a full annuity payment. OPM has declared war on the backlog, but how does it win? Some experienced feds suggest you can help your own case, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Reprort , retirement backlog

Friday - 01/20/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds need to develop a strategy to ease retirement path

The Office of Personnel Management received more the 15,000 new retirement applications this month. Ed Zurdorfer, registered employee benefit consultant, offers some advice on how federal employees can make the road to retirement less stressful.

Tags: OPM , Ed Zurndorfer , pay and benefits , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:09am EST
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