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Is your retirement system the right one?

Federal benefits expert Bob Braunstein will discuss the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act.
June 23, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Braunstein , FERCCA , CSRS , FERS , CSRS Offset , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/23/2014, 08:47pm EDT
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The state of the Civil Service & the VA controversy

On this week's Your Turn radio show, an encore presentation of host Mike Causey's interview with OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. She discusses the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins the show live to discuss President Obama's executive order banning discrimination among LGBT employees of contractors.
June 18, 2014

Tags: pay and benefts , Department of Veterans Affairs , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , OPM backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , Andy Medici , Federal Times , LGBT , contracting , whistleblower protections , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:41pm EDT

Retiree COLA outpacing workers' pay raise

What's one area where federal retirees are financially better off than feds who are still working? If you said cost-of-living adjustments, you are a winner, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The January COLA for retirees will be bigger than the planned pay raise for active-duty feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , COLA

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute for Transition Planning

Federal retirement filings are lower than the Office of Personnel Management expected. May's total was several hundred fewer than OPM expected to file for retirement. For federal employees thinking about retirement, you're not just dealing with a numbers issue. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute for Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why you should think about more than just dollar signs.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute for Transition Planning , In Depth

Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management says it will not finalize regulations on phased retirement for a few more months. But what happens when it does? Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss federal employees' questions about phased retirement.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , OPM

Friday - 06/13/2014, 09:44am EDT
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Picking feds out of a lineup!

How do you find the handful of feds interested in leaving federal service in a large, bored, lookalike crowd? Answer: Shout out the words "buyout" and/or "phased retirement" and stand back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , buyouts , phased retirement

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

We answer your questions, federal employees!

Show co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan will talk about a wide variety of benefit programs for federal workers and retirees.
June 9, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , federal benefits , Social Security , financial planning , TSP , Voluntary Contribution Program , income tax planning , For Your Benefit

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:19pm EDT
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OPM slashes retirement backlog in first part of 2014

The Office of Personnel Management cut the longstanding backlog of pending retirement claims by more than a third in the first half of 2014. By the end of May, the inventory of claims had fallen to about 14,500, according to new OPM data released Thursday. That's down 38 percent from a peak of more than 23,500 claims in February.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 05:21pm EDT

Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

Unless your name is Tammy Flanagan, you probably don't know everything about planning a federal retirement. Which means you might be leaving benefits on the table you never knew you had. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, is hosting a series of webinars starting on Thursday, June 12, to help explain the basics and three big mistakes people make when navigating the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , In Depth

Friday - 05/30/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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Buy low, sell high -- how hard can it be?

The way to make money in the stock market is to buy when share prices are down and sell when they go up. Yet most people do just the opposite, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Are you a closet market-timer?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , TSP

Friday - 05/30/2014, 02:00am EDT
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