For Your Benefit

  • Plan for retirement just like you plan for vacation

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, transition and aging authority and seminar presenter. It’s officially spring and maybe you are already thinking ahead to summer vacation planning. Just like planning for your vacation, Mike will talk about ideas that will help you plan for future retirement life.

  • How recent changes to tax law affect you in the future

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esquire to talk about the good and bad news regarding recent tax law changes.

  • It’s time to follow your passion more fully

    Former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager, now author of Quit Bleeping Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving, speaker, and podcast host, Christina Eanes, shares how we create stories about what we are “supposed” to do and provides strategies for changing those stories so that we can follow our passion more fully right now and after retirement.

  • Private sector job hunting: It’s much different than the Federal job hunt!

    Our host, Bob Leins welcomes Kathy Lavinder, founder of Security & Investigative Placement Consultants, a niche executive search firm, to speak about how the private sector job hunt is much different than the Federal job hunt.

  • Social security FAQs

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about Social Security and answer commonly asked questions.

  • The 115th Congress

    Host Bob Leins welcomes 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.

  • Summary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – Changes that affect individual taxpayers

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esquire to talk about a number of significant changes that affect individual taxpayers in 2018 and beyond.

  • Estate tax law changes

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Marc Levine, Esquire, to give an overview of estate tax law changes on the Federal level, as well as more detailed updates for DC and MD, and general updates for the rest of the country.

  • Work after retirement: The perennial workforce

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Marva Goldsmith, author, career coach, consultant, trainer, and entrepreneur.

  • Leadership Development Theory

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, 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).

  • Financial resolutions for the New Year

    Host Bob Leins welcomes John Jilek, Certified Financial Planner to talk about how to approach financial planning in the new year.

  • A look back and a look ahead to federal benefits

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Mike Causey to take a look back at Federal Benefits over the past year and a look to what’s ahead.

  • Serving those who have served

    Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Sabrina Clark, Director of Voluntary Service for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Laura Balun, volunteer, VA retiree, and former Director of Voluntary Service. As we quickly approach Veterans Day, we would like to highlight the opportunities to honor the sacrifice and service of Veterans through philanthropic activities in collaboration with VA’s Voluntary Service Program. October 23, 2017

  • Healthy for the Holidays

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Kari Utz-Wolsky, Nutrition Counselor and Personal Trainer. Tired of gaining weight over the holidays every year – and the time and effort to lose it? Wondering if you should avoid sweets, fatty foods and spirits?