Whether a government shutdown is on the horizon for the holiday season, a majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said their federal agencies are ready if a shutdown does happen.
The Office of Personnel Management has reported a backlog of unprocessed federal employees’ retirement claims that is significantly higher than it was a year ago, just before it expects to receive a spike in new cases in 2018.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that if health premiums jump as expected, folks will have to shop for a lower-cost plan, regardless of a pay raise and COLA.
A majority of Federal News Radio survey respondents said a recent Cato study comparing their pay against the private sector fails to provide enough context on the issue.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks which of the long list of proposed changes to federal retirement is most likely to succeed.
Randy Silvey, president of Silverlight Financial, describes how federal employees can take smart action to ensure their retirement funds meet their long-term needs.
The processes that the civil service uses may be broken, or at least badly in need of repairs, but the civil service workforce is far from broken.
Does the government fire enough people? Does it deal effectively with poor performers? Is the disciplinary and adverse action process effective? The answer to all three questions is probably no.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says despite it being home to Congress, Washington, D.C. takes the least vacation time of any other major American city.
There are three ways federal investors can join the million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan club. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says investing steadily produces the most millionaires.