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5:53 am, January 27, 2015

Retirement News

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Two congressional updates to the Federal Employee Retirement System are creating different groups of FERS employees. Those are on top of the separation between FERS employees and employees under the Civil Services Retirement System. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her expertise for the first wave of FERS employees to start retiring.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

Fearless forecast

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will predict what's ahead for federal workers and retirees in 2015.
January 21, 2015

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 08:07pm EST
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5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

Measuring 5 goals Obama laid out in his 2014 State of the Union address

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 05:38pm EST

TSP: Is it risky to play it safe?

The G-fund never has a bad day, which is the good news. The bad news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that the G-fund also never has a really good day.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 03:00am EST

Singles and retirement

Gerontology professor and life coach Michael Creedon joins host Bob Leins to discuss the issues and challenges that single retirees face.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 06:35pm EST
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Which TSP fund is the best option for you?

Financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions about which TSP fund to invest in.
January 14, 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 06:57pm EST
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The January effect on your TSP account

You got questions about which TSP fund to invest in? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey may not have all the answers, but he knows someone who does.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:00am EST

John Salamone, Vice President, FMP Consulting

The retirement claims backlog reached its lowest level in more than a year. The Office of Personnel Management said it received 1,600 fewer claims last month than expected. But it's predicting 19,000 new claims for the month of January. John Salamone is vice president of FMP Consulting and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says more federal employees will retire this year than in the last -- but there's a whole group of people leaving government that isn't getting enough attention.

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:37pm EST

OPM retirement backlog smallest in more than a year

The Office of Personnel Management processed 6,447 retirement claims last month, ending 2014 with the lowest number of unprocessed claims in its inventory in more than a year.

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 01:15pm EST

Roth IRA conversions

NITP hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the Voluntary Contribution Program and offer advice on transferring funds to a Roth IRA.
January 5, 2014

Monday - 01/05/2015, 08:21pm EST
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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Retirement - an opportunity to re-invent ourselves

Career transition coach Mike Townshend talks about retirement planning.

Monday - 12/22/2014, 10:00pm EST
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The federal workforce year in review

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of the "hot" federal workforce topics in 2014, and what will be the big issues in 2015.
December 19, 2014

Friday - 12/19/2014, 07:48pm EST
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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.

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:43pm EST
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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Lockheed Martin faces a class-action lawsuit against 120,000 employees for how it handles their 401(k) retirement plans. The case focuses on whether the company's provider made the employees pay higher fees than they needed to and made bad investment decisions. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there isn't a direct connection between the Lockheed Martin case and federal employees. But he told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley they should pay attention to what happens afterward.

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:42pm EST
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