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12:14 pm, May 4, 2015

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.

Special savings plan for CSRS types

How would you like the option to amass a separate tax-free retirement fund in addition to the CSRS annuity you will get when you retire from government? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 03:00am EDT

TSP or an annuity? Look before you leap!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is away on assignment. But he still has a suggestion for readers on how to make their neighborhood financial planner happy.

Friday - 05/01/2015, 03:00am EDT

Let's start a conversation

Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko launch Studio Y, an audio podcast in which millennials talk about working for the federal government.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

Shall I go or shall I stay now?

What advice might a federal geezer or geezerette have for today's young civil servant? What would they tell agencies to do to keep those young feds around longer?

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:00am EDT

Half-century man asks: Is knowledge really power?

Guest columnist Nick St. Amant shares a lessoned he's cleaned from 50 years in the civil service, namely good communication is vastly greater than no communication.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 03:00am EDT

The naked boss/dressing for the office party

We asked for you to send us your scary boss stories and you delivered -- and how! Keep 'em coming, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:00am EDT

Close encounters with the boss!

Have you had an uncomfortable or unusual, off-the-clock encounter with your boss? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sympathizes. He wants to hear your story, warts and all.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 03:00am EDT

Fed Fear Factor: Back to the Future

Feds beware. Everything old -- whether it's good or bad -- can be new again, warns Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:00am EDT

Orphans of Oklahoma City: 20 years later

Twenty years ago this month, domestic terrorists set off a powerful car bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks to one of the people who helped the families and victims of the 1995 tragedy.

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 03:00am EDT

CSRS people: Endangered species?

If there were an endangered species list for occupations, more than 300,000 federal workers would be on it. Senior correspondent Mike Causey has tracked them down.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:00am EDT

Career Tips: Avoid helicoptering coach

If you're a federal employee and you're contemplating a very public, very questionable act, for your own good, don't do it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:00am EDT

Your TSP: Is there action after retirement?

Many retirees with Thrift Savings Plan accounts wonder why they can't continue to invest in it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 03:00am EDT

Fed tax deadbeats. Off with their W-2s!!!

Congress has been making a lot of noise about targeting tax deadbeats in the federal workforce. But what about those tax delinquents in their own ranks or White House staffers? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 03:00am EDT

Long-term care: Who, when, why?

Death and taxes are inevitable and not particularly fun to contemplate. But have you given any thought to long-term care? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. That can be scary too.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

The millionaires (TSP) among you

Who are the feds who have $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plans? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could be that person sitting next to you in your carpool.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:02am EDT

Who's the TSP's $4 million mystery man/woman?

Having a $1 million nest egg is something that a lot of federal and postal workers have learned is possible through investing smartly in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. A growing number of them (4,167 to be precise) now have million-dollar-plus account balances, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 02:59am EDT

Surviving at the bottom of a legislative volcano

Being a fed is like living in a nudist colony at the base of a dormant but still active volcano. Or being in an all-glass group house. The scenery is great, but you never know who or what's out there, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 04/10/2015, 02:27am EDT

War of the Worlds: Gen X vs. Millennials

Whether you are about to turn 24 or are one of the many feds still working into their 80s, you have a stake in the next generation of civil servants, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 03:00am EDT

The Young and Restless: In your office

Who are millennials and why is the federal government expending so much energy in trying to woo them to the civil service? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some answers.

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 03:00am EDT

Doomsday: Will you be on the bus or under it?

People always seem to be predicting doom and gloom. But, after one look at what lawmakers have in store for federal employees in their budget plans, some feds are starting to prepare for the worst, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 03:00am EDT
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