The 2018 budget proposal funds programs that will keep airmen in the service and better their life outside the military.
Rep. Steny Hoyer said he will make the case to fellow lawmakers that it’s the wrong time to cut federal employee benefits as the unemployment rate is low.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the budget proposal could eliminate the so-called Social Security supplement now available to feds who are forced to retire earlier because of stressful, dangerous jobs.
The military’s top reserve officers told Congress they have too many other issues to prioritize over duty status pay and benefits.
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the ongoing postal reform debate with a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that would save the U.S. Postal Service $47 billion over 10 years through cuts in retirement benefits and mail delivery costs.
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
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the greatest fear of retirees who don’t get a pension from work or an inflation adjustment is running out of money.
The President’s full 2018 budget proposal offers a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees and a 2.1 percent raise to members of the military. But federal employee unions and organizations say the raise does little to undo the damage the President’s proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits will have on current employees and retirees and future government workers. The budget also details workforce reductions at some agencies.
Are you worried about running out of money? This week on Your Turn, financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey to discuss how long your investments should last during retirement. May 24, 2017
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, says the issue of federal pay is too complicated to have a simple, one-size-fits-all answer.
Proposed changes to the federal retirement system could force current federal employees to delay retirements and spark financial hardship for current retirees. Federal financial experts discuss these proposals, which President Donald Trump included in his full fiscal 2018 budget request.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal and Social Security retirees may be in for a cost-of-living adjustment that’ll trump January’s proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers.
Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.
With the Trump administration proposing budget cuts and workforce reductions in other agencies, many feds could soon find themselves offered a lump sum to call it quits early. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what you should consider before making a decision.
Congress is in the midst of “reforming” the federal government by rounding up overpaid bureaucrats and whittling back their break-the-bank benefits.