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The Office of Personnel Management processed more retirement applications than expected last month -- for the first time since April. The enhanced processing power is thanks to a year-end budget review that allowed OPM to restore limited overtime for employees working in its Retirement Services Offices, OPM said. The agency had suspended employee overtime beginning in April, citing the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.
NARFE's David Snell will discuss the impact of a proposed change to how federal retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated.
September 4, 2013
Bob and Bob trade places, as federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein plays host to the show's usual host, tax expert Bob Leins.
September 2, 2013
Picture yourself floating in a deep, dark swamp, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. There doesn't appear to be any danger, except the pair of eyes watching you from the surface of the swamp. But what harm could they do? Ever hear of the federal version of the "Creature from the Black Lagoon?"
More and more baby boomers are approaching retirement age, but that doesn't mean they are leaving the workforce. Part of the reason is the mental satisfaction they get from their jobs, according to a new report.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using online identification tools to prevent a loss of expertise and institutional knowledge caused by a growing number of people retiring.
The federal workforce has been used as a political football for decades. But the fed-bashing has risen to unprecedented levels in recent years. While that kind of rhetoric may be useful in politics, it is destructive for governance and the people who make up our government, according to Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and founder of the blog, ChiefHRO.com.
A proposed change to how federal retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated could have a huge, negative impact, according to David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. NARFE is urging its members and retirees to contact their congressmen during the week of Sept. 16 to express their opposition to the chained consumer price index.
NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013
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Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security questions.
August 19, 2013