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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

A dose of Medicare Part B with your FEHBP? Who gets a COLA in 2012?

David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:00pm EDT
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Top-heavy feds: The rise of high-level pay grades

More federal employees are now concentrated in higher pay grade levels, as technology has shifted jobs to higher skills and retirements has created a need to fill more senior positions.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 01:32pm EDT
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Does FAA backpay decision set precedent?

Bill Bransford, a partner with Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss he legal rationale behind the decision and whether it sets a new legal precedent.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 10:27am EDT
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Pay gap between feds, contractors widens

The gap between government and contractor pay has continued to widen, according to a recent survey from the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area and the Professional Services Council.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:28pm EDT
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Supercommittee given recommendations on federal pay, benefits

It seems everyone would like to bend the ear of the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 01:29pm EDT

Feds have sacrificed enough, federal groups tell supercommittee

Postal workers and federal employees groups are urging the "supercommittee" to reject President Barack Obama's proposed increase in employee retirement contributions and support his cap on contractors' salaries. The Federal-Postal Coalition also wants lawmakers to preserve Saturday mail delivery, despite USPS' wishes.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 06:02pm EDT

Feds: Knights In Teflon Armor

What do modern federal workers have in common with St. Joan of Arc who was, by the way, burned at the stake? The answer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, is that both managed to maintain a good attitude during some very trying times.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 02:09am EDT

Feds' $60B sacrifice might not be enough

Jessica Klement, chief lobbyist for the Federal Managers Association and Federal Times senior writer Steve Losey join host Mike Causey on today's program.
September 14, 2011

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 09:26pm EDT
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