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OMB budget guide details retirement contribution rates for future feds

The payroll tax cut deal made earlier this year included provisions to increase new federal employees' retirement contributions. We've posted a chart detailing how much employees and agencies will contribute.

Tags: pay and benefits , OMB , A-11 , payroll tax cut , Congress

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 08:40am EDT

In Depth interviews - August 8

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: DoD , Army , renewable energy , TSP , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:59pm EDT

SSA offers early retirement to 9,000 employees

To be eligible, employees must have 20 years of creditable service and be at least 50 years of age, or have at least 25 years of creditable service at any age, including five years of civilian service, according to an SSA email to Federal News Radio.

Tags: SSA , buyouts ,

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 10:02am EDT

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
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