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All feds wind up buried in limestone mine

No matter what your rank or job is or where you work, in the end you will wind up buried in a limestone mine in a remote corner of Pennsylvania, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And once you retire it could be a long time before you see your first full annuity payment. But things seem to be getting better.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , OPM , John Berry

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

Important financial considerations for women and for charitable donations

Certified Financial Planner Kristina Sturgis discusses financial planning issues related to retirement.
October 8, 2012

Tags: For Your Benefit , Kristina Sturgis , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , financial planning , charitable giving , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 10/08/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Federal retirements continue to exceed expectations

For three months in a row, the number of federal retirements has exceeded what the Office of Personnel Management projected. OPM estimated it would receive 7,000 retirement claims in September. The actual number of claims the personnel agency received was 11,952.

Tags: OPM , annuity , workforce , Jolie Lee , pay and benefits

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:56am EDT

$hrinking buyouts: An offer you can't refuse?

Do you have something that is shrinking with age? If you are with the Postal Service, its the size of your buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are getting smaller all the time. Is this a trend feds in other agencies need to watch? Is it the precursor of an offer you can't refuse.

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

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Pay or pension: Back to the future

Two years into a three-year pay freeze, thousands of retirement-eligible feds are doing the math and concluding that maybe they would be better off retired and getting inflation adjustments rather than working at their 2010 salary rate, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's in it for you?

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

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Roth TSP now open to active-duty servicemembers

As of Monday, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now participate in the Roth Thrift Savings Plan option.

Tags: TSP , Roth TSP , pay and benefits , DoD , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 09:18am EDT

USPS agrees to buyout plan with postal workers union

The service will offer $15,000 incentive that would be paid out over two installments to retirement-eligible employees.

Tags: workforce , USPS , APWU , early out , buyouts , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Work and entrepreneurship in retirement

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan welcome Michael Creedon, DSW, into the studio. Michael is a gerontologist with over 30 years of experience in improving programs and services for the elderly.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , Michael Creedon , entrepreneurship

Monday - 09/24/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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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
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