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3:02 pm, February 28, 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.

If you are a fed, every inch counts

Size does matter, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, especially when it comes to the federal government when it snows.

Friday - 02/27/2015, 03:00am EST

TSP or an annuity? Look before you leap!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey shares some expert advice on why converting your TSP balance to an annuity might not be a good idea.

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 03:00am EST

Surviving 2015: What are the odds?

Will the federal pay raise be 1.3 percent or 3.8 percent or something higher or lower -- or nothing at all? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 03:00am EST

Nervous in the 2015 civil service?

Do you come from a family of feds? Maybe your Mom and Dad had the same fears about civil service that you do, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:00am EST

White House + Congress = Chutzpah

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey does the math behind the origins of sequestration and comes up with a not-so-surprising answer.

Monday - 02/23/2015, 03:00am EST

Rough Winter. So how often are you doing it?

A long-time employee of the IRS shares the pros and cons of teleworking with Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:00am EST

Virtual sex at the office: Get real!

Got a lot of time on your hands in your federal office? How about finding something to do rather than watching pornography, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:00am EST

Wanted: You. Dead or alive!

Estate planning is not fun and it can be somewhat grim. But the only thing worse than doing it now is not doing it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:00am EST

Snow days ain't what they used to be

Thanks to technological changes, political correctness and experience, ice, snow and weather events are handled differently than in days of yore, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:00am EST

William Henry Harrison Day again?

Happy William Henry Harrison Day. Actually this holiday, officially known as Washington's Birthday Holiday, has been hijacked by merchants hoping you might buy more if it honored more people. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it'll always be GW's birthday to him, and Martha.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:00am EST

The importance of being you

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one of the benefits of being a big-time Washington-based columnist is learning from the best and brightest -- namely his readers.

Friday - 02/13/2015, 03:00am EST

Getting in touch with your inner voter

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sure has a lot of questions today for federal employees, like, do federal employees favor one party over the other? How about you?

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:00am EST

Fifty shades of blue, purple and red

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has got his crayons out as he tries to make sense of the political map based on how federal employees vote.

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 03:00am EST

Bull today, steer tomorrow: More painful methods of reform

Members of the Senior Executives Service take heed: Not all reforms are bad, painful or even likely to occur, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 03:00am EST

Politics, the Goldilocks Rule and you

Are federal and postal unions that represent most government workers suffering political tunnel vision? Or are they doing the right/smart thing by helping friends (some friendlier than others) and ignoring or blasting foes real and perceived foes? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Monday - 02/09/2015, 03:00am EST

End of 40 years of war in sight?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, could very well turn out to be the beginning of something good for the civil service.

Friday - 02/06/2015, 03:00am EST

Reorganize or politicize?

Sometimes, the secret to getting things done is as simple as including the word "reform" in your proposal, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 03:00am EST

Resetting your expiration date

As a federal or postal employee, or a retiree, you are worth a small fortune to someone you love, care about or who depends on you, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:00am EST

Reality Check: Pay raise vs. take home pay

President Barack Obama released his FY 2016 budget proposal Monday. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it includes some good news and bad news for feds.

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:00am EST

Uncle Sam, again, mounts hamster wheel

he good news (for some) is that the much-leaked budget will be presented in full today to Congress and the media. The other sure thing is that it is DOA, as in Dead On Arrival, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:00am EST
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