Retirement

  • Investing in the TSP

    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

  • Do you really ‘own’ your TSP account?

    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.

  • More feds hit $1 million mark

    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.

  • Social security questions answered

    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

  • Surviving the transition

    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

  • Buyouts: Show ’em the money

    If offered $25,000 to retire from your government job, would you take it? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says for most federal workers, probably not.

  • What to expect during the 115th congress

    Bob Leins, and co-host Ray Kirk, welcome Josh Huder, Ph.D., to the studio to discuss the 115th Congress. Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating federal employees about Congress and its operation.

    February 13, 2017

  • Social Security: You bet your life. Literally!

    If you are worried about the status of Social Security, maybe you are on to something says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • DoD ensures service members know how new retirement system works

    The Defense Department is moving into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports officials expect to spend most of 2017 conducting an exhaustive education campaign to make sure service members understand how the new system works.

  • TrumpExit on hold? In the works? Not gonna happen?

    Despite the warnings of many federal prognosticators, the mass exodus of angry, frightened civil servants hasn’t happened.

  • Federal hiring freeze, FEHBP and more

    Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze, possible changes in the FEHBP program, and the slight downturn in the number of retirements. January 8, 2017

  • Average January retirement surge falls short of alarmist predictions

    The latest data released by the Office of Personnel Management shows that in 2017, 15,317 federal employees filed to retire in January, historically the month when the most feds file for retirement. But that number, while large, is about 100 fewer than 2016, and falls short of 2015’s numbers by more than 3,300.

  • How workforce analytics could help agencies blunt a retirement spike

    Sean Morris, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Angela Watts, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, make the case for agencies to look to phased retirement to help with the expected retirement surge in January.

  • DoD makes first moves to implement new military retirement system

    The Defense Department started to move this week into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago, including through an exhaustive education campaign designed to make sure service members understand how the new system works.

  • January’s TSP continues on hot streak with all-positive returns

    The Thrift Savings Plan began 2017 on a strong note, posting across-the-board positive returns, and continued its momentum from the end of 2016.