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Great Year For Feds...So Far

This year will go down in the record books as the best-ever for federal workers, postal service employees and many government retirees, but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey points out, every silver lining has a cloud.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FSA , TSP , FEHBP , locality pay

Friday - 12/04/2009, 04:00am EST

Flat Line Pay Raise

While many federal workers will feel short-changed with a flat 2 percent pay raise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are lots of people who won't be unhappy with the locality pay freeze.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , pay raise , locality pay ,

Wednesday - 12/02/2009, 04:00am EST

So, Who Drew the Short Straw?

Do the new benefits approved for FERS employees give them a better deal than their older colleagues under the CSRS retirement plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked readers and he got an earful.

Tags: P&B , CSRS , FERS , Mike Causey , High-3

Monday - 11/09/2009, 04:00am EST

FERS Sick Leave Cure: Rumor vs. Reality

Did you hear the rumor about immediate retirement on full benefits for feds in Alaska and Hawaii? Or that the FERS flu sick leave problem will be solved by December? Well, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's time to put some wild rumors to bed and he's called in an expert.

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , retirement phase-in , CSRS part time , locality pay , NSPS , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 11/04/2009, 04:00am EST

New Benefits: Good News, Bad News

Millions of current and former federal workers will benefit from the benefit changes effective with the new Defense Authorization Act, but many millions more will be left out in the cold because they left government before the bill became law. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the numbers.

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , transitioning to retirement , CSRS , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 04:00am EST

New Benefits: What's In It For You?

The Defense Authorization Act the President will sign today has something for everybody in government, as well as many former feds and retirees. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for a top-to-bottom what's-in-it-for-you review.

Tags: P&B , defense authorization , Defense Authorization Bill , FERS flu , locality pay , High-3 , Mike Causey , Necco Wafers , NSPS

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 04:00am EDT

A $250 Shot for Retired Feds

Good news, bad news. The bad is that federal and military retirees will not be getting a cost of living adjustment next January. This is the first non-COLA in decades. But the good news is that it looks like the retirees will be included in a one-time $250 payment that's going to Social Security recipients. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells all.

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Friday - 10/16/2009, 04:00am EDT

Protection From Medicare Price Hike?

Federal and postal retirees and people who get Social Security benefits who were facing an increase in Medicare premiums next year may be off the hook. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the good, but complicated, news.

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Monday - 09/28/2009, 04:00am EDT
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