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OPM: Fixing retirement backlog 'vitally important'

It's not the easiest time to tackle the growing backlog of retirement applications from federal employees. The Office of Personnel Management has received more than 15,000 new applications this month, which is more than double the normal load, said Retirement Services Director Ken Zawodny.

Tags: Ken Zawodny , OPM , pay and benefits , workforce , technology , Congress , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:49pm EST
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After buyouts, GPO's workforce at lowest levels in century

The Government Printing Office has announced more than 300 employees left the agency in the second half of 2011, mostly because of the buyouts and early retirements the agency offered last year. GPO's workforce is now stands at its lowest levels in a century, the agency said in a release.

Tags: GPO , pay and benefits , buyouts , Davita Vance-Cooks , budget

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:58pm EST

Looking ahead: What should feds expect in 2012?

John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service, Jessie Klement of the Federal Managers Association, Beth Moten of the American Federation of Government Employees will talk about the proposed federal pay freeze and other issues affecting federal employees.
January 20, 2011

Tags: workforce , FEDtalk , federal pay debate , pay and benefits , deficit reduction , payroll tax holiday , pay freeze , Jennifer Mattingley , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jessie Klement , Federal Managers Association , Beth Moten , AFGE

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 12:16am EST
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Attrition could be at highest levels in three years

Tim McManus, the vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal managers can do to fill in the blanks in their workforces as retirements and buyouts increase.

Tags: workforce , retention , management , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:29pm EST
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TSP Board: G Fund protected despite debt ceiling

The board that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan is reminding federal employees that their G Fund investments are safe even if the government reaches the debt ceiling and cannot issue new securities to the G fund.

Tags: TSP , Greg Long , pay and benefits , G Fund , debt limit , Congress , Barack Obama , Tom Trabucco

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 03:50pm EST
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OPM tackles retirement backlog with more staff, better technology

The Office of Personnel Management is trying to tackle its retirement services backlog with more staff and upgraded technology.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , workforce , technology , Congress

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:34am EST
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Young feds: Endangered species

What do younger federal workers have in common with the Javan Rhino, the Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Giant Chinese Salamander? All of them are on the rare or endangered species list, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But that may be about to change.

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

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Tips for feds retiring in 2012

Hosts Tammy Flanagan and Bob Leins answer your questions about what you need to do if you are planning to retire this year.
January 16, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , OPM , TSP , insurance , survivor benefits , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 01/16/2012, 06:16pm EST
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TSA, NGA offer buyouts, early outs

TSA is offering targeted early retirements, but certain mission-critical employees cannot apply. NGA is offering 150 buyouts.

Tags: VERA , VSIP , early retirement , workforce , workforce reduction , buyouts , pay and benefits , TSA , NGA , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:21pm EST

Still time for feds to contribute to Roth IRA for tax benefit

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefit consultant, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with tips on how to do it.

Tags: pay and benefits , Roth IRA , Ed Zurndorfer , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/13/2012, 12:41pm EST
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