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Everybody's got a price: What's yours?

They say that everybody's got a price, so what's yours? What would it take for Uncle Sam to convince you to retire? Because you may be facing that decision soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 02/27/2012, 02:00am EST

OPM calculator helps project retirement savings

Not sure about how much you need to save for retirement? A new online tool from the Office of Personnel Management helps feds figure out how to plan and includes projections for annuities and Thrift Savings Plan benefits.

Tags: OPM , Federal Ballpark E$timate , technology , TSP , annuity

Monday - 02/27/2012, 09:22am EST

Analysis: Payroll tax cut opportunity to put more in TSP

Most FERS and CSRS Offset employees will receive the 2 percent payroll tax cut as par to the plan signed into law Thursday by the President, said certified financial planner Ed Zurndorfer.

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

Friday - 02/24/2012, 11:19am EST
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Your guide to the chamber of horrors

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

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

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Secrets of the TSP

Host Mike Causey will talk about the Thrift Savings Plan with Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for Federal Retirment Thrift Investment Board. Federal Times Reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly also join the show to discuss how Congress is changing your federal benefits package.
February 22, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Thrift Savings Plan , Tom Trabucco , Federal Thrift Investment Board , National Federation of Federal Employees , NARFE , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , budget cuts , John Bogle , Vanguard mutual funds , Allan Roth , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:29pm EST
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Fed retirement hike to pay for unemployment insurance

The $15 billion generated by the 2.3 percent more that new employees would pay for their retirement would help pay for the extension of unemployment insurance.

Tags: payroll tax , Federal Drive , Bernie Becker , The Hill ,

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 11:00am EST
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The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

Preparing for retirement

Career coach Mike Townshend talks retirement planning with host Bob Leins.
February 20, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Townshend , Carpe Diem Coaching Inc , financial road map , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:56pm EST
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It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

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

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
February 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , budget battle , budget cuts , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , NARFE , Julie Tagen , supercommittee , House , Senate , buyouts , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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