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The new no-cal COLA Uncle Sam is serving up to federal and postal retirees is making a lot of them sick. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey conducts the taste test.
Although it's the lowest proposed pay raise in decades, most federal workers seem to be taking the proposed1.4 percent diet pay raise in stride. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many retirees are very unhappy with their no-Cal COLA.
Your 2010 white collar federal pay raise is a simple, flat 2 percent right? Well, yes and know. It's 2 percent, more or less, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it is anything but simple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.