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Retirement, sequestration, and more

NARFE Director of Benefit Services David Snell and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about issues that could affect your retirement.
September 19, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , Obama Impact , Emily Kopp , David Snell , NARFE , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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Retirement Lite

Unless you get a better job offer or die first, odds are you will probably retire from the federal government. And that can be a very good deal, Senior Correspodent Mike Causey says. But the start of the so-called Golden Years can be rough on your standard of living.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , Federal Report ,

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

OPM digging out of retirement-claims backlog, but much work remains

OPM made changes to successfully chip away at an ongoing inadequacy, but the progress came after years of complaints from retired federal employees and urgings from lawmakers. Federal News Radio speaks with David Snell, director of retirement services for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: OPM , Your Turn , Mike Causey , retirement backlog , Obama Impact

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:48am EDT
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Pay and Benefits Tracker

Congress is turning to federal pay and benefits to find cost savings. To sort out all the proposals for you, Federal News Radio compiled a list of the bills that could affect your compensation. This list will be updated regularly with status changes and the addition of new bills.

Tags: budget , Congress , pay and benefits , House , Senate , bill tracker , pensions

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:09am EDT

No pay raise but maybe a COLA?

What's the difference between a pay raise for active-duty federal workers and a cost-of-living adjustment for retirees and Social Security beneficiaries? This time around it's about 1.38 percent, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. So who's the winner?

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

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

Last hired, first fired: Where are you in line?

If Uncle Sam really drives off the sequestration cliff in January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Do you have a job parachute?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , workforce , hiring , retention , pay and benefits ,

Friday - 09/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

Few retired feds cash in on dual compensation

Among six federal agencies surveyed, few are using a defense waiver allowing partially retired workers to collect a salary and their full pension benefit, a new Government Accountability Office report says.

Tags: workforce , compensation , GAO , NDAA

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 04:01pm EDT

Young, healthy, idealistic and unemployed

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Has the long-feared retirement tsunami hit the federal government? And if so, could the so- called brain drain be a career life-saver for tens of thousands of unemployed or under employed millennials?

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

Monday - 09/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Does the buyout barrage have a silver lining?

Buyouts are popping up all over the government. And even if you are not in the market, they may have an impact on your job, your promotion potential and, if you are planning to retire anyhow, how quickly you get your first full annuity payment, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , benefits , buyouts , early retirements ,

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retirement claims hit highest level since January

Federal employees submitted nearly 9,000 retirement claims in August - more than in any other month besides January, which typically sees a wave of feds taking retirement. The Office of Personnel Management received 8,973 retirement claims in August, nearly a thousand more than it projected. The agency processed 11,896 claims, also surpassing its goals.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , John Berry

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 05:50pm EDT
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