Retirement

When to leave to maximize your lump sum annual leave payment

Federal retirement expert Tammy Flanagan details the best dates to retire in the coming years to get the most out of what you’re owed for unused time off.

These agencies are trying to get better at providing retirement service

Three key organizations are working to better customer experience for federal employees and retirees.

TSP: Hold on tight through inflation and war, experts advise

Experts on financial markets and federal retirement advise those invested in the TSP to hang tight, and not try to time the market or stuff every dollar into absolutely "safe" parts of the funds.

NARFE lobbies for Social Security 2100

NARFE is marking the Social Security Administration’s birthday by pressing for passage of landmark improvements to how the agency handles federal employee retirement.

Surveys show concerns about retirement, economy

Despite the economic recovery now in progress, with continued COVID troubles, inflation and roiling financial markets, some recent survey research conducted by the Harris Poll shows deepening anxiety among Americans over their financial health and retirement prospects.

OPM: Annual notices to retirees delayed

OPM is delaying in mailing out its annual official notice on annuity adjustments. But the agency says annuitants should be able to avoid the delay by accessing the same information, specific to their own accounts, online.

Debt-ceiling deal averts steep losses for retirees

Had Congress not acted to lift the federal government’s debt ceiling limit, it would potentially threaten the retirement savings of millions of Americans, according to the National Association of Plan Advisors.

Sharply higher COLAs announced for 2022

The Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-W calculation of price rises across the economy has resulted in sharply higher cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), just announced Sept. 13 for Social Security as well as federal retirement and other plans.

Report: Fed retirements increase

More feds are retiring this year than last, initial data shows. Delays in processing those claims are also increasing.

Fed Retirement Fairness Act: "Long overdue"

Now pending in Congress, there’s a bill that would allow feds whose careers started in temporary or seasonal positions to retroactively contribute to their retirement for those intermittent or non-fulltime periods of employment: The Federal Fairness Retirement Act (H.R. 5389).

GAO: Climate change weighs on TSP

Climate change threatens TSP investment returns and yet the board that governs the massive fund has been slow to adapt, GAO finds.

Thrift Board chairman to leave June 30

Embattled Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board chairman Michael Kennedy will exit the agency as part of a Trump administration overhaul.

Changes coming to the TSP L fund

The Thrift Savings Plan announced more Lifecycle funds will be available July 1.

TSP updates loan, withdrawal options

The Thrift Savings Plan announced updates for temporary loans and withdrawals for TSP participants affected by COVID-19.

Retirement board reverses on Chinese-linked index fund

the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board decision comes two days after White House asked Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia to intervene.