Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Causey to the show to talk about current topics in Federal benefits and some of the best email questions he’s received this year. This is your opportunity to ask a question! Email them in advance to ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com June 26, 2017
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows introduced the TSP Modernization Act, which would give participants in the Thrift Savings Plan more options and flexibility to withdraw from their accounts. It’s a companion bill to the legislation Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio.) introduced in April.
Senators sent the Congressional Budget Office a series of questions related to its recent study comparing federal employee compensation to the private sector. But senators won’t find much clarity or many concrete conclusions from CBO’s responses.
The Air Force is giving battlefield airmen incentive pay even when they are not in a war zone to encourage them to seek medical care and stay in the service.
A House panel wants to give military spouses up to $500 to get relicensed in their occupations after station changes in order to make relocation easier on families.
At the bottom of the Great Recession in March 2009, many federal workers and retirees saw their Thrift Savings Plan accounts drop as much as 40 percent. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, what’s your plan for the next downturn?
A House panel wants to make it illegal to share intimate photos without consent. The panel also wants to expand help for male victims of sexual assault.
Have you protected your TSP from the next stock market crash? Financial planner Arthur Stein will explain what you should be doing now to protect your financial assets when he joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. June 21, 2017
The House Armed Services’ Personnel Subcommittee suggests a 2.4 percent increase in military pay and 17,000 more troops for the Army.
What’s it like to work for the world’s largest nonprofit whose top brass are mostly millionaires looking to cut your pay and pension?
The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal annuitants of a second scam this year. This time, companies are offering cash payments in exchange for all or part of a federal employee’s future annuity payment. OPM’s Office of Inspector General is also continuing its 30-year push to get Congress to include the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) in the Anti-Kickback Statute.
A program that allows soldiers to take a break from active duty to pursue schooling or professional goals is still in its infancy. A new report says only 13 soldiers have taken advantage of the program.
About 100 House Democrats wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), voicing their opposition over the president’s four major proposed changes to federal retirement. The administration included the proposals in the fiscal 2018 budget proposal and would have a significant impact on both current and future federal employees and retirees.
Host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein welcome Dr. Bill Brantley, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. Dr. Brantley also works in the Enterprise Training Division at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (opinions expressed today are his own and do not represent those of USPTO). June 19, 2017
Tom Walker, founder of Walker Capital Preservation Group, Inc., outlines basic questions every federal employee should ask themselves as they develop their plan for retirement.