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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

And you're still working because...

It could be a long time before federal workers see another January pay raise. But for retirees, things are looking up.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Swing-dancing feds: One step forward, two steps back

When you think of federal workers, the term "swinger" isn't the first thing that pops into your head. But after some of the changes politicians want to make, anything could happen.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 02:00am EDT

The 32 top-dollar cities for feds

When it comes to salaries, not all federal workers are created equal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. What you get paid depends on where you work. So what are the top 32 federal pay towns?

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

President's Pay Agent rejects locality pay expansion for 5 cities

The President's Pay Agent (PPA) rejected a proposal by the Federal Salary Council (FSC) to expand locality pay in Albany, N.Y.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Harrisburg, Pa.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:10am EDT

Senate bill revisits contractor pay cap

The bill (S.2198), introduced Thursday by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would cap contractors' pay at $400,000 and apply that cap to all contract employees not just top executives.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:18pm EDT

Does happiness trickle down?

Ever seen the sign that reads: If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy? The bottom line, according to the book with the same title, is if the boss isn't pleased, everybody suffers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how's that working out in your office?

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

Senate rejects pay freeze amendment to transportation bill

The Senate has defeated an amendment to a transportation bill that would have extended the federal pay freeze through 2013. In a 57-41 vote, lawmakers rejected the amendment, introduced last week by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). The measure needed 60 votes to pass. Federal unions applauded the news.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:19pm EDT

Unofficial quotas: Fact or fiction

Is there a silent and invisible quota system operating in your agency? If so, it could be costing some of the government's best and brightest money and hurt their future job opportunities, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Light at end of tunnel: Sunshine or trainwreck?

For federal workers traveling through the congressional tunnel: Is that light they see sunshine or an oncoming train wreck? Either way their journey isn't over by a long shot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 02:00am EST

Pay raise or retiree COLA: Timing is everything!

Worried about another pay freeze next year? Thinking about retiring to get a cost of living adjustment? Timing is everything, and for some people its already too late, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 02:00am EST

Any good news in fed pay and benefits proposals?

Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent proposals affecting federal employees' pay and benefits.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:42pm EST
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Your guide to the chamber of horrors

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Obama signs payroll tax cut extension into law

The administration estimates that for a worker earning 50,000 a year, the tax holiday means $80 a month in extra take-home pay. For better-paid employees, the bonus could total $2,200 a year.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:18pm EST

The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

Congress targets federal workers for savings

Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax cuts and put off looming reductions to defense spending.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 01:00pm EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Congress to feds: We feel your pain

Over 20 bills affecting federal employees' pay, benefits, and pensions have been introduced by members of Congress in the past year. Federal employees tell Federal News Radio those are the kinds of things directly affecting their morale and motivation. What does Congress think about that? Federal News Radio asks both Republicans and Democrats as part of our series, "Managing Morale."

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:10am EST

Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
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Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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