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Calm Before The Storm

August is hot in DC, Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Cincinnati and lots of other places too. But those of us inside the Beltway get a break you don't...that's because for the next month...until after Labor Day, tens of thousands of the people who at times make this such a toxic town are away back with the folks who sent them here in the first place.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Want Big Government Bucks ... Become a Coach or Professor!

If you want to get rich, or at least make bigger bucks, consider a career in government ... but not the federal government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out the help wanted ads for the state where you pay your income, sales or property taxes ...

Friday - 08/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Fed pay, the postal service, and more

NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Steve Watkins and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will talk about some of the big a wide variey of issues affecting federal workers.
August 1, 2012

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 08:38pm EDT
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TSP faces challenges in adopting socially responsible investment fund, report says

The Government Accountability Office compared an existing socially responsible investment stock index to the stock portfolio of the federal Thift Savings Plan and discovered several barriers existed for feds hoping to adopt a more socially conscious approach to their retirement planning.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:23am EDT

Overpaid feds bite back

If one expert told you your house was overpriced by 58 percent and another said it was undervalued by 28 percent, you might want to get a third opinion. Maybe a fourth too. And that's the gap between experts trying to figure out the federal vs. industry pay gap, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Studies 'prove' feds are either overpaid or underpaid

What would happen if you put six people in a dark room with an elephant, a rhino and a giant squid and gave them 30 seconds to describe what they discovered? Odds are, the survivors would give widely varying accounts, which may explain those studies showing you are both overpaid and underpaid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

OPM wants to hear from agencies facing pay adjustment rates

OPM has requested agencies review their pay scales and decide whether to make adjustments for fiscal 2013.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Federal pay statistics are easily manipulated, GAO reports

The Government Accountability Office looked at six studies about federal pay and found that the different approaches taken in each made their findings potentially problematic.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:25am EDT

Less take-home for feds, retirees

Thanks to the 800-pound gorilla in the room, both federal workers and retirees may suffer a cut in take-home pay next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

The FEW list

Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative for Federally Employed Women, will talk about the impact of some bills pending in Congress that affect federal employees.
July 18, 2012

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Fortunate feds: Job stability, retirement and health benefits

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey once again turns over to longtime reader, Dennis S., who spent a long time with Uncle Sam and a lot of time in the private sector. He says both the government and the private sector have their upsides and downsides. But he thinks its important to appreciate what you've got and live in the moment.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

In the federal pay debate, 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2

Researchers are struggling to agree on the best method for comparing public and private sector compensation. Some analysts say the use of differing methods results in wildly varied conclusions.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Zen 101: Is nothing better than something, or anything?

How much do you know about Zen? For example when, if ever, is nothing better than something, or anything? Is it desirable to be the bullseye if your opposition is the gang that couldn't shoot straight, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

House passes VA, DoD civilian pay freeze

The House passed a veterans funding bill Thursday that includes extends the pay freeze another year for civilian employees of the the Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

Pay info, dental records, DNA sample please!

Why is it that because so many members of Congress have managed to become millionaires, top career federal executives must play show and tell, baring their most intimate financial details to the world, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders. And could you be next?

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Fed salaries, USPS, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk about several issues affecting federal workers with Bill Bransford, general counsel of the Senior Executives Association and Steve Watkins and Stephen Losey of the Federal Times.
May 23, 2012

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 08:09pm EDT
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Facebook Nation: Let it all hang out

When your friends, neighbors and in-laws google your federal salary, will they laugh or cry? Will they be enraged at the big bucks you are raking in, or will they smuggle food packages to your wretched family? The definitive answer: It depends!

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 02:01am EDT

Show and tell time

There is a new game that is spreading like wildfire in government and among the media, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It's a version of show and tell, except in this one you show us yours and we don't show you ours.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

The naked civil servant

As a civil servant you have nothing to hide, so would it be okay if your friends and neighbors saw you naked. OK, if that seems a bit intrusive at least let us know how much money you make working for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 02:00am EDT
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