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Federal employees' groups denounce pension reform bill

"Un-American" was how the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association described a bill to calculate retirement benefits according to an employee's "high five." Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ariz.) sponsored the measure.

Tags: pension , high 5 , Congress , Bruce Westerman , FLEOA , AFGE , Jon Adler , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/06/2015, 03:38pm EST

Investment Tip: Build or buy a time machine

When it comes to investing and most other things, hindsight is 20/20. Past investments in the Thrift Savings Plan may point to strategies for the future, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP ,

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 03:00am EDT

The high-five you don't want to get, or Naked at the office

Many feds dream of the day they'll be able to retire. But Congress may have plans to make that dream something of a nightmare, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:00am EDT

2016's zero calorie COLA?

Former feds and those about to retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some news for you -- both good and bad -- about the impact inflation has on your retirement.

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

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:00am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Your agency's human resources department calls getting married a "life event." Life events can have a big impact on your future retirement plans and the benefits you receive. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she answered questions people are asking about marriage.

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

Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:14pm EST
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OPM retirement backlog reaches 18-month high

Just over 9,200 federal employees filed for retirement benefits in February, enough to swell the government's backlog of retirement claims to its highest point since the summer of 2013.

Tags: OPM , backlog , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/06/2015, 11:33am EST

Phasing in phased retirement

Phased retirement seemed like such a simple idea. But, it's like the federal government got hung up on the "Stupid" part of the K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple, Stupid approach to implementing it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , phased retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 03/06/2015, 03:00am EST

Walking through the federal minefield

Jennifer Mattingley, director of government affairs with Shaw Bransford and Roth, will discuss the federal pay raise, changes to the retirees cost of living program and other issues affected feds, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will talk about phased retirement and possible changes in defense per diem rates.
March 4, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay raise , federal pay debate , Jennifer Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Department of Veterans Affairs , Andy Medici , Federal Times , phased retirement , per diem rates , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 06:45pm EST
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Most TSP funds rise in February

All but one Thrift Savings Plan fund made steady progress last month. The fixed income F Fund lost 0.91 percent.

Tags: TSP , benefits , money , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:47pm EST

TSP posts mixed results for January

The January numbers for the Thrift Savings Plan funds are a mix of good and bad news, with some funds rising out of the negative and others falling into the red.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:49am EST
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