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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Good news is on the horizon for federal employees that plan to retire in 2015. The Office of Personnel Management's processing times for retirement claims are accelerating, and the agency will try for the fifth time to digitize the process. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute for Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her Top 3 for 2015. She told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley the faster processing times will most help people retiring early in the year.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , OPM , phased retirement , pay and benefits , In Depth , Top 3 in 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:25pm EST

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

A budget resolution early in 2015 is a top priority for the incoming 114th Congress. Republican leaders have already said they're interested in passing some federal workforce reforms. Jessica Klement is legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said she's worried about the possibility of a budget reconciliation, and what that could mean for federal employee benefits in the future. In her Top 3 for 15, she says she's keeping a closer eye on federal workforce policy reforms coming from the new Congress.

Tags: NARFE , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jessica Klement , Top 3 for 2015 , budget

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:29pm EST

So, you wanna be a millionaire? Is 2015 the year of your Roth TSP?

While most people know that the Roth option exists, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many don't understand exactly what it is or does.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , Roth TSP , pay and benefits

Monday - 01/05/2015, 02:00am EST

Out the door after 32 years

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey continues his vacation. Today's guest columnist is an IRS employee who's retiring after 32 years.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce

Friday - 01/02/2015, 02:00am EST

Our readers' favorite stories of 2014

Even without all the fireworks caused by furloughs and the government shutdown that occurred in 2013, Federal News Radio readers found plenty to intrigue them in 2014. Read our 10 most-read stories for 2014.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , budget , management , Veterans Affairs , IRS , OPM , Naval History and Heritage Command , Capitol Dome , Medicare , COLA ,

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 11:56am EST

Ringing out 2014 and ringing in 2015

We reflect on events of 2014 and how they affected your federal employment/retirement and we look ahead to 2015.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , benefits , phased retirement , pay & benefits

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 02:20pm EST
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A recent retiree's advice: Get out now!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is on vacation. Today's guest columnist is a recent retiree who says if you can get out, you should consider it. He's hoping that gridlock in the next Congress will (as it did this year) keep feds out of harm's way.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 02:00am EST

Kim Weaver, director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

President Obama signs a bill that changes how new Federal employees will save for retirement. Instead of having 3% of their pay go into the G Fund if they don't choose for themselves, the money will go into one of the TSP's lifecycle funds. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the TSP has been behind this idea for a long time.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Lifecycle Funds , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:43pm EST
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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , In Depth , workforce , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Retirement savings: Auto-enrollment in the TSP's lifecycle funds begins next fall

Now that Congress has passed the Smart Savings Act, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is programming a new savings default option for those who join the federal government late next year.

Tags: FRTIB , TSP , L Fund , G Fund , Kim Weaver , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/15/2014, 01:15pm EST
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