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Diet pensions on the menu?

While many federal workers are worried about their future retirement benefits, some experts say that a possible change in pension rules wouldn't be that big a deal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports ... or would it?

Friday - 01/27/2012, 02:00am EST

The Biggest Loser fed version

Many times in life we are faced with options sometimes a variety and none of them are good. That's definitely true for current and retired federal government workers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal pay and benefits caught (again) in payroll tax, budget talks

Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will explain how feds could be affected by cuts to the federal budget.
January 25, 2012

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:19pm EST
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Washington freezes, San Diego sneezes

When there is a major weather event in the Washington, D.C., area, feds in other cities watch, in horror and/or amusement. Like Monday when OPM tested its brand-new foul weather policy, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 02:00am EST

Payroll tax negotiations reopen: Are feds' pay and benefits safe?

Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 06:38pm EST

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

A couple of weeks back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote a rare "this-is-good-news" column about federal workers. He would now like to withdraw that column and apologize for what turned out to be irrational exuberance.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Looking ahead: What should feds expect in 2012?

John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service, Jessie Klement of the Federal Managers Association, Beth Moten of the American Federation of Government Employees will talk about the proposed federal pay freeze and other issues affecting federal employees.
January 20, 2011

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 12:16am EST
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What's in store for feds in 2012?

National Treasury Employees Union president Colleen M. Kelly and Federal Times reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici will discuss some of the big issues affecting government workers.
January 18, 2012

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 09:30pm EST
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The lessons and legacy of NSPS

The Defense Department's long experiment in a pay-for-performance system was supposed to provide a model for the rest of government. Instead, after six years and protracted legal battles, the National Security Personnel System. was abolished by Congress. With more than 225,000 employees, who were once covered by the system, now converted back to the General Schedule, Federal News Radio examines the lessons learned and legacy of NSPS.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 03:02pm EST

'Jaws 4' coming: Guess who's bait?

There is a new "Jaws 4" movie taking shape and federal and postal workers may play prominent roles as the primary bait. Check it out, if you dare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 02:00am EST

Cummings: Fight ahead for federal pay raise

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:29am EST
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From insulted to grateful, feds react to proposed 0.5 percent pay raise

Federal employees had mixed reactions to the administration's proposed 0.5 percent pay raise for feds starting in 2013.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 01:41pm EST

White House proposes 0.5 percent pay raise for feds in 2013

As part of its 2013 budget proposal, the White House will include a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees, according to an administration official.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 12:45pm EST

Perfect storm: Your buyout lifeboat

That wave you see out there just could be the long-anticipated retirement tsunami, and if coupled with expanded buyout offers it could create the perfect storm, Senor Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, is your lifeboat ready?

Friday - 01/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Holiday workers: Having the right stuff

What kind of people worked during the dead-zone period between Christmas and New Year's? their reasons and motives might surprise you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 02:02am EST

Survivor: Endangered feds

For most of 2011, it looked as if federal workers were about to be bent, folded, stapled or otherwise mutilated by politicians. After the dust settled, the government is still with us. How come?

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

Federal pay rate outpaces private sector, lags behind inflation

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011 federal employees' paychecks increased by 1.3 percent compared to a 1.2 percent increase in the private sector.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 12:12pm EST

Analysis: Feds in the crosshairs...once again

Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis discusses congressional gridlock over the budget and the payroll tax cut extension, and the potential fallout that federal employees may face.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 11:39am EST
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Uncertainty remains about federal pay, benefits in payroll tax cut bill

The House has blocked the Senate's version of a two-month payroll tax cut extension.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:21am EST

Finally, some bipartisanship _ oops, nevermind

Sen. Mitch McConnell does not high-five easily or often. But a deal to keep American workers' taxes from rising on Jan. 1 was reason enough for the coolest negotiator in the Senate to lift a hand on camera and slap _ or pat _ some skin.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:40am EST
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