Cybersecurity remains a tough challenge to tackle for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers and oversees the Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), an independent auditor found the board lagging on risk management and access strategies.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says low TSP fees may actually save federal workers money in the long run.
Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday for an update from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association on their 2017 priorities, plus an interview with Jason Haberberger, the Forest Service Agency President to FLEOA.
February 24, 2017
A new survey shows most people do not want their Social Security benefits cut. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what will happen when Social Security runs out of money.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist to discuss changes as well as provide planning opportunities for you in 2017.
February 27, 2017
American federal workers have learned that size does count, big time, especially the person who’s got $5.3 million in his or her 401(k) plan, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Thrift Savings Plan, joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to answer your questions about how the TSP works. February 22, 2017
Randy Silvey, president of Silverlight Financial, argues that federal employees are at a disadvantage compared to non-federal employees when it comes to having full control over their retirement money.
2016 was a good year for fed workers investing in TSP, despite ups and downs in the market. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey digs deeper into what’s coming up next.
A judged ruled in favor of thousands of people who claimed the federal government was wrong not to pay them on time for their work during the first week of the government shutdown.
Problems transferring licenses from military to civilian world or from one state to another are starting to get attention in Congress.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know if $25,000 is enough to lure you out of your job.
On ForYourBenefit, join our hosts, Bob Leins and John Elliott, as they welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to address Social Security benefit planning pre and post retirement.
February 20, 2017
Many federal employees will discover in this year’s tax season that even if they received a pay raise, they will not keep all of it. Tammy Flanagan, a federal benefits expert from the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the effects of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) on tax refunds.
Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko and Carol Bonosaro, retired president of the Senior Executives Association join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze and five to eight bills in Congress that could affect feds if they become law. February 15, 2017