Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko, Scott Maucione and Meredith Somers will discuss 2017’s top federal stories and the prospects for budget cuts, pay raises and buyouts in the new year.
Military and Defense Department employees will see some big changes to retirement and prescription drug copays starting next year.
The end of the year is approaching, and some employees will have to make a decision on whether to use or lose their FSA dollars.
Military households will only see a $10 increase on average in basic allowance for housing pay.
The retirement system is out of the woods for awhile and the new and revised Dec. 22 shutdown may not happen, but now there’s a new threat: a zero pay raise in 2019.
If the Thrift Savings Plan offered federal employee investors a Bitcoin option, would you invest in it?
Agencies offered special payment authorities, such as retention incentives or student loan repayments, to less than 6 percent of the federal workforce between fiscal 2014 and 2016, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the G fund becomes a political football each time Congress debates raising the debt ceiling, and that makes many investors nervous.
Tune in this week for a special encore presentation of our Fake News show with experts from Knight Foundation, Politifact, and American University.
December 14, 2017
There is no question that federal pay rules are in need of updating. But in the interim, freezing pay is not the best way to proceed.
A new report from Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Claire McCaskill cites a pre-decisional budget “passback” document, which indicates the Office of Management and Budget’s plans to freeze pay for civilian employees in 2019.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, retirement and aging authority. With the New Year coming, now is a good time for a self-assessment. What might this include?
Randy Silvey, president of Silverlight Financial, wants to know if are feds focused on the small things and missing the big picture concerning their retirement savings?
Uncle Sam’s in-house 401(k) plan is changing, big time. The question is, will federal investors stick with it when they retire or leave government?