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Deflation Blues and News

There is a very good chance that federal/postal/military retirees and folks who get Social Security benefits may not get a cost of living adjustment next January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what's down, not up.

Tags: P&B , CPI , federal pay raise

Friday - 02/20/2009, 04:00am EST

Inflation/Deflation: You Gotta Pick One!

In the old days pirates would often give their victims a choice. The choice? Walk the plank or get pushed off the plank. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers and retirees now find themselves in a similar bind.

Tags: P&B , deflation , inflation , NARFE , retirees , pay raise

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 04:00am EST

Share-the-pain list out today

According to certain twisted history buffs, somebody in April, 1865, asked Mrs. Abraham Lincoln how the liked the play at Ford's Theater. Federal workers may appreciate the irony of that sick joke later on today, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal-Postal Coalition , super committee , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , Congress

Monday - 09/19/2011, 02:02am 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

Tags: Jessica Klement , pay and benefits , pay freeze , FMA , benefits , pay ,

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 09:26pm EDT
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No COLA for federal retirees?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 05/19/2009, 03:50pm EDT
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Postal workers ratify contract with 3.5 percent raise

Members of the U.S. Postal Service's largest union voted Thursday to accept a new contract that includes a 3.5 percent raise and cost-of-living adjustments over four years.

Tags: USPS , APWU , Cliff Guffey , union contract , pay and benefits , pay raise , health contributions , Jolie Lee , Patrick Donahoe

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 12:45pm EDT

Bonosaro: Attracting young blood to the Senior Executive Service a must

Senior Executive Association President Carol Bonosaro discusses how she and others plan to attract new blood to the Senior Executive Service, starting with some provisions in the recently-signed Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: pay & benefits , Carol Bonosaro , SES , SEA , Defense Authorization Bill , NSPS , FERS flu , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 10/30/2009, 06:38pm EDT
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When Zero is Better Than Minus

Tags: P&B , NSPS , federal pay raise

Tuesday - 05/19/2009, 04:00am EDT

Retirement, Income Tax Rates, Open Season, and More!

Join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome back Federal News Radio's very own Mike Causey.
September 27, 2010

Tags: For Your Benefit , NITP , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , FEHBP , open season

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:46pm EDT
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Federal/Social Security COLA Stalling?

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.

Tags: Social Security , retirement , FERS , Mike Causey , Federal Report , CPI , chained CPI , BLS , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/18/2011, 02:01am EDT
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