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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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Sweetening No-Cal COLAs: A Senior Moment?

Social Security and retired feds won't be getting a cost of living adjustment next year, but they once again may get a flat $250 payment courtesy of Congress and the administration. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks is this fair and just, or just another political senior moment?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , $250 payment , Social Security

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:00am EDT

Fed/Social Security COLA Goes Flat!

The January cost of living adjustment retirees were counting on to help pay higher health premiums is not going to happen. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that for the second year in a row the retirees will get nothing even as federal workers get a token 1.4 percent pay raise.

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Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

Pay Raises vs. COLAs---Cows vs. Horses

Federal workers are in line for a pay raise in January. Federal retirees are not. How come? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says deflation is the reason.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , inflation , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:00am EDT
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