ForYourBenefit Radio Program

Listen live to ForYourBenefit each Monday morning at 10:05 EST on 1500 AM in the Washington DC metro area or online at Or, if you prefer, listen on your own schedule -- all shows are archived and available 24/7.

ForYourBenefit is NITP’s weekly radio show which features information and discussion on topics of interest to the Federal employee, including Federal Benefits, financial and retirement planning, and other issues.

Guests and topics change weekly –In 2016, our guests will help you plan and navigate through retirement issues and concerns.

August 1, 2016
Changes in our Political Landscape and its Impact on Federal Employees

This week on For Your Benefit, Bob Leins will host Nan Siemer, founder of Breakers Consulting to the studio. Often times when there is a change in management, it will create stress. Agency heads and political appointees worldwide may or may not submit their resignations. This will have a rippling effect throughout government. Washington usually thrives on riding political waves, but this year’s rhetoric and political divides are creating more uncertainty and anxiety than ever before. Today we will explore the causes of that anxiety, the warning signs and coping opportunities for handling this stress.

  • Historic Change Inevitable
  • Money Targets - Suspected Cuts
  • Political Divide

Warning Signs:

  • Anxiety – Physical Ailments
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Obsession
  • Frustration

Coping mechanisms:

  • Breathe – Relaxation Techniques
  • Focus on Tasks
  • Minimize Political Discussions
  • Turn Down the News

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August 8, 2016 - Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist back to the studio.

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