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Tiny Bubbles are Back in the COLA

Federal and military retirees have been on a no-calorie diet for the past two years. But they may be in line for a cost of living adjustment in January 2012. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey crunches the numbers.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , CSRS , FERS

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

The good old days for feds - both of them!

Most individuals have a time period they consider the good old days...when kids were kids...people didn't lock their doors. But Mike Causey says that for many federal workers the good old days didn't last very long because they only included last weekend!

Tags: shutdown , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , pay freeze , deficit reduction commission , CSRS , FERS

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:46pm EDT

COLA For Retirees/Pay Raise for Postals!

Just when it looked like federal workers have hit rock bottom, it turns out that two big chunks of the government family may be in for some good news. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there may be pay raises for some postal workers and the return of the COLA for retirees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay raise , Defense , USPS , elephants

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

March Sadness on Capitol Hill

For bureaucrat-bashing members of Congress, March can be the cruelest month. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's especially so this year with a massive grassroots lobbying effort going on right now on Capitol Hill.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , grassroots

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 04:00am EST

Congressional Delay Eats Into Retirees Checks

If you are a government or military retiree, odds are your retirement check for January was a little light. So what happened? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you can blame your benefit cut on the lame duck Congress, but relief is on the way.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , retirement checks , tax cuts

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 04:00am EST

For Some Feds: a 1.7 Percent COLA

Most federal workers and most federal retirees didn't get a pay raise or a cost of living adjustment this year. But for a smaller group of retired feds, a 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment has just kicked in. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 04:00am EST

Pay, Pensions, Premiums Under the Knife

Friday is supposed to be a slow news day so we'll limit it to this: a 3 year pay freeze, 10 percent job cut, higher FEHBP premiums for retirees, lower benefits for future retirees and some other stuff. Interested? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's federal report.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay freeze , hiring freeze , RIF , pay cut , FEHBP , FERS , CSRS , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R

Friday - 11/12/2010, 04:00am EST

A one-shot $250 check for retired feds?

Will retirees get a one-time $250 check? On this week's Your Turn host Mike Causey talks with Dan Adcock and David Snell from National Active and Retired Federal Employees about the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.
October 27, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , retirees , Dan Adcock , David Snell , NARFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969

A report from Congressional Research Service reports on increases in federal pay and pension since 1969.

Tags: Congressional Research Service , pay and benefits , Social Security , pay raise , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , pay debate

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:31pm EDT

Opinion: no COLA in 2011 makes sense

One-time $250 payments are a bad idea? Jason Fitchner, former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration, says so.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Social Security , $250 payment , Jason Fitchner , Mercatus Center , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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