Host Bob Leins welcomes Raymond Kirk, Ph.D and Federal Benefits Specialist, to the studio to kickoff Financial Literacy Month and talk about his upcoming webinar and e-news.
April 3, 2017
If you’re lucky or wise, you’ll keep adding to your Thrift Savings Plan and it keeps growing. Should you leave it or do you put it to work for you in some other way? Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, offers some advice for wringing the most out of your TSP on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
The Air Force alone is dealing with a shortage of more than 600 pilots. The service is having trouble competing with airlines that can pay pilots more.
More than 10,000 federal workers and retirees now have Thrift Savings Plan accounts worth over $1 million, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
DoD analysts and former officials are recommending direct hiring and pay authority over civilian Pentagon workers.
Working for the federal government used to be a good gig, but now, there are some definite downsides or at least uncertainties.
A new Bipartisan Policy Center report on military personnel reform wants to put more of the TRICARE cost burden on retirees. The organization’s most recent report on the issue stated DoD spent $52 billion in health care for service members, retirees and their families in 2012.
The federal government hasn’t seen large-scale, involuntary reductions in force in a long time But RIFs are looking increasingly possible as the Trump administration’s budget plans are released. Heather White, a partner who specializes in federal employment law at the Federal Practice Group, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk current laws and regulations around RIFs.
When you’ve had enough, will you have enough to do something about it? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esquire, to the studio to talk about the upcoming tax filing deadline and address listener questions.
March 27, 2017
Randy Silvey, president Silverlight Financial, encourages feds to take a more active role in understanding potential changes to their retirement benefits and managing their risks.
Veterans groups are calling for an 8.3 percent increase in medical funding for the Veterans Health Administration and a 10 percent overall increase for the Department of Veterans Affairs next year. Carlos Fuentes, legislative director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide details on ‘independent budget’ recommendations and others.
House Republican leaders are trying to wrangle enough of their own members to approve the final version of the American Health Care Reform Act, the bill intended to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. David Hawkings, a senior editor at Roll Call, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what could happen if the bill makes it to the Senate floor and the President eventually signs.
Instead of trying to guess what the market for retirement is going to do based on emotion, take a second-grader’s approach, says Mike Causey.