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Retirees Eye 3.5 Percent Raise!

With 4-months to go in the cost of living adjustment countdown, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports federal, military and Social Security retirees are in line for a 3.5 percent raise. What has to happen between now and October?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 04:00am EDT

Retiree/Social Security COLAs Next Target?

People who get civil service, military or Social Security retirement benefits are in line for a cost of living adjustment next year in the 3 percent range. But will Congress try to freeze, lower or delay that long-awaited COLA? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's happened before....

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Social Security , retirement , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Level: Pretty Darn High!

The all-important pay and benefits package of federal and postal workers, and retirees, is under attack as never before. And while it is way too soon to panic, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you need to run down a checklist to see where things are. We've got a team of experts standing by.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , high 5 , pay raise , pay freeze , TSP , diet COLA

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

The High-5 Monster Under Feds' Beds

Even the most rational, self-controlled federal and postal workers sometimes have nightmares about their jobs. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says chief among them is the fear that Uncle Sam is going to change the rules, drastically reducing lifetime retirement payments.

Tags: retirement , high 5 , high 3 , benefits , pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey

Friday - 05/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

3 Year Pay Freeze is the Good News?

Did you ever think you'd live (and work) long enough to the point where a pay freeze of "only" 3 years would come across as good news? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says these may be the good old days right now.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay freeze ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

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
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