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Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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For feds, deja vu all over again

If the bad news coming out of Congress sounds familiar, there is a reason for it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've heard it lots of times this year, and we're only halfway through the month of December ...

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:00am EST

Challenges facing federal workers

Host Mike Causey is joined by Jessica Klement of the Federal Managers Association, and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly.
December 14, 2011

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 08:52pm EST
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'Vitriol' toward feds is undeserved

Jessica Klement, director of government affairs at the Federal Managers Association, updates Your Turn with Mike Causey on the latest legislative proposals that impact federal employees' pay and benefits.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 03:06pm EST
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Senate rejects bill with pay freeze extension, workforce cuts

The Senate voted 78-20 last week to reject a proposal that extended the federal pay freeze through 2015 and cut the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 09:05am EST

Will federal workers 'bear the brunt' of paying for payroll tax cut?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest on where a proposed federal pay freeze stands.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 09:02pm EST
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Analysis: Feds can expect more furloughs, buyouts in 2012

Steve Losey is a reporter with Federal Times. He brings a recap of the supercommittee stalemate and what the deficit could mean for federal employees.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 02:47pm EST
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Public-private pay gap increases to 26 percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the pay gap is 26.3 percent, up from 24 percent last year.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 06:14pm EDT

OMB's Lew says shutdown unlikely, no decision on longer pay freeze

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said he's optimistic Congress will keep the government running when the CR runs out later this month. But he said the administration is undecided about whether to extend the federal pay freeze. Lew said budget cuts are an opportunity for all agencies to get better.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 01:56pm EDT
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Senators' USPS plan cuts staff, refunds FERS overpayments

Senators announced a bipartisan plan Wednesday to help keep the financially ailing Postal Service solvent while offering incentives to trim its workforce.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:56pm EDT
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Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Buyout money can help - and hurt - your wallet

Making the decision to accept buyout money can change your life for good or bad. Financial and career experts told Federal News Radio the right answer depends on who you are and what you expect and need in life.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 05:47pm EDT
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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

It's official: COLAs back in style

The 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment due most federal retirees in January could jump-start retirements in many federal agencies especially if Congress decides to extend the current two-year freeze on federal salaries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:00am EDT

Federal retirees get COLA bump in 2012

The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a measure of inflation that Congress adopted in the 1970s. Since then, it has resulted in annual increases averaging 4.2 percent.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 03:03pm EDT

Who's that turkey in the mirror?

What do current federal workers and turkeys have in common with royal prisoners held after the French revolution. Key phrase: Impending cuts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 02:00am EDT

Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

Pay freeze through 2015 part of Issa's super committee recs

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is getting into the mix of lawmakers making recommendations to the super committee. Its letter calls for cuts to federal retirements and workforce size.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 07:09pm EDT

One more year of pay freeze, contracting cuts in Senate committee recs

A Senate committee is recommending the super committee consider one more year of a federal pay freeze, increases to retirement contributions and a 15 percent cut to contracting at agencies.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 06:19pm EDT

House Dems urge supercommittee to avoid more cuts to feds

House Democratic committee leaders are urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to avoid further cuts to federal pay and benefits.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:51pm EDT
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