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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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Men, Millennials more likely to take pay cuts to telework

The two groups said they'd be willing to take a 10 percent cut in pay, or more, if it meant being able to telework, according to a new Mom Corps survey.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 11:51pm EDT

OPM takes on gender gap in federal pay

The gap in pay between genders is smaller in the federal government than in the private sector, but the Office of Personnel Management and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have reaffirmed their vow to reduce the remaining discrepancy in pay between men and women.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:31am EDT

2011 Buyout Guide

A list of federal agencies that considered or offered buyouts and early retirements in 2011.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 02:19pm EDT

GAO plans to offer buyouts, early retirements

The Government Accountability Office joins a growing list of federal departments and agencies that wants to offer early retirements and voluntary separations to its employees. GAO said the move is in anticipation of a smaller 2012 budget.

Friday - 08/12/2011, 01:34pm EDT

Is a federal job still golden?

When times were good having a federal job was nice. When the going got tough, having a federal job was golden. But next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, comes the political backlash to the point where many feds are having second thoughts about their career goals.(Editor's Note: This column originally appeared July 15, 2011.)

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 02:01am EDT

Will retirees get a COLA in 2012?

Federal, military and Social Security retirees were delighted last month when it appeared they were on track for a January cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says living costs are down, believe it or not, and the COLA may be in danger of stalling. (This column originally appeared July 18, 2011.)

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 02:01am EDT

Furlough Loans Coming Next Week

What are the financial prospects for the 4,000 furloughed FAA employees and for other feds who might be temporarily laid off when Congress gets back to inaction? Senior correspondent Mike Causey says there are $1,000 no-interest loans coming next week.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 02:00am EDT
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