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Mike Causey's Federal Report

Mike Causey's Federal Report is the best way to stay up to date on the latest issues affecting federal pay, benefits, and retirement. Plus, Mike's funny. New Federal Report columns can be found each weekday morning right here on FederalNewsRadio.com. Bookmark Mike's homepage or have his columns delivered directly to your email.

Life after retirement, sex after marriage?

Since the dawn of civilization, mankind (and womankind too) has been vexed by two burning questions: Is there sex after marriage and is their life after retirement? For the correct answer check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report today.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 02:00am EST

Take this raise and store it

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders whether the prospect of a March pay raise - after two years in the deep freeze - makes you giddy with excitement. Have you already started planning on what you will do with that extra dollar a day?

Monday - 01/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Survivor's checklist

It's the first Friday of the new year, so how are you holding up? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Did you take a break and did it work out or break you? Are you happy we didn't go over the fiscal cliff? If you took time out during the holidays, what were your fellow feds saying about life, their jobs and what's next?

Friday - 01/04/2013, 02:00am EST

2013 - so far, so good...

Tired of those 2012 year-in-review reviews? So are we. Which is why Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has done a condensed year-in-review for 2013. Best part. It doesn't take a long time to read it.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 02:00am EST

New Years' resolutions for G-men and women

Have you made any job-related New Years' resolutions? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Are there are things you will or won't do in 2013 to get ahead, or just survive?

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 02:00am EST

New Year's retirement tsunami headed our way?

What's your worst nightmare? How about Dracula, Frankenstein and Nick Nolte appearing in your bedroom? Or is it the long-predicted retirement tsunami? Because maybe, after 13 years of building up, it's on its way, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 02:00am EST

Rocky Mountain High coming to your office?

What does the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado have to do with your job performance? Maybe nothing. But Seattle, Denver and Colorado Springs are also home to large numbers of federal workers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:00am EST

Sleep is not an option, some feds say

When you took your federal job, did your game plan include getting eight hours of sleep and most weekends off? If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: How's that working out for you?

Friday - 12/28/2012, 02:00am EST

Living With Gadget Creep

Are electronic gizmos and communications aides making work life better and more productive or do you find yourself distracted, tired and nervous in the civil service? Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know your thoughts.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 02:05am EST

Worry, Yes. Panic, Not So Much...

For years, politicians from both parties have threatened to trim federal benefits, like retirement and health insurance, but nothing has happened. In today's guest column, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks benefits expert John Grobe to talk about the history and future of federal benefits.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 02:14am EST

A big holiday thanks to federal workers

Whatever your reason for working this holiday, be assured that Senior Correspondent Mike Causey feels your pain, but thankfully from afar.

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 02:44am EST

Home alone - federal style

The second most trying time in government starts today and runs through the start of the new year. It is a time when many offices are deserted and those with people resemble the Village of the Damned. Check it out, if you dare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 12/24/2012, 02:17am EST

Monday holiday rumor accurate - up to a point!

The Thursday morning news seemed too good to be true, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. A major D.C. newspaper was reporting that federal workers would get Monday Dec. 24, the day before Christmas, off. The word spread quickly until people read the fine print. And the name of the president.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 02:00am EST

New retiree diet: 99 ways to serve Hamburger Helper

If Congress and the White House change the yardstick used to measure inflation, will retirees barely notice or will they have to go on a diet of Hamburger Helper and Ramen Noodles? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:00am EST

Compromise hits highest/lowest incomes

In the fiscal-cliff talks, it now appears that both sides have blinked. Republicans appear willing to accept some higher taxes and Democrats seem to have agreed that Social Security's growing costs must be curtailed. Slightly and slowly. So how will the proposals affect you? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 02:00am EST

Pay, bonus holiday, retirement: Scrooged again?

If Congress and the White House cut a last-minute deal to avoid sequestration and the fiscal cliff, some of the compromise may come out of your hide, whether you are active or retired, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 02:00am EST

Diet COLAs for everybody?

If you could pick any historical event to relive, it probably wouldn't be the maiden voyage of the Titanic that didn't go well. And now, 100 years later, federal, military and Social Security retirees are just becoming aware of a political iceberg that could punch a hole in their future benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Bonus Holiday/Fiscal (Cliff's) Notes

Feds have more than the usual year end issues on their plate at 2012 draws to a close, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. There is the fast-approaching fiscal cliff, the dangers of sequestration, maybe a bonus pre-Christmas holiday and, of course, the end of the world. Check it out, if you dare.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 02:00am EST

'Twas the Day Before Christmas

Finally, an opinion poll we can believe in: We asked feds if they wanted and thought they deserved to get the day before Christmas as a bonus holiday. No margin of error nonsense here, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The answer is yes, yes and again, yes.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 02:00am EST

FERS for dummies

The new Federal Employees Retirement System is suddenly not so new. It turned 25 this year. And next to Social Security, it is the dominant federal retirement program. So how did FERS happen, and why? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:54am EST
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