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The best of the best of your questions answered

We answer listener questions and emails this week.
May 10, 2010

Tags: pay & benefits , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , John Elliott , FERS ,

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 02:07pm EDT
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Six Percent Pay Cut is Still Halfway Home

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has something to take your mind off the possibility of an extended pay freeze. Forget about that and concentrate on the highly-likely prospect of a 5 to 6 percent permanent pay cut.

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

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Assessment Score Card!

If you are feeling paranoid, that is you are convinced that people in high places are out to get you, you can relax. You are not crazy. That's the good part. The bad part, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is you are right to worry because your pay, pension and health insurance package are all on the chopping block. You need a scorecard to keep track, and we've got it.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , scorecard , pay freeze , health premiums , FERS , retirement

Friday - 05/27/2011, 04:00am EDT

Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security, the TSP, and other federal benefits programs.
May 23, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal benefits , TSP , FERS , FERCCA , Social Security , LTC , Medicare , Medicare Part B , NITP , Bob Braunstein , James Marshall , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , insurance , retirement

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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Federal retirement benefits on the chopping block

Host Debra Roth is joined by Federal News Radio's Mike Causey, NARFE Legislative Director Dan Adcock, and World at Work's Lenny Sanicola to talk about pending legislation in Congress that would change retirement benefits for federal workers.
May 20, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay , federal retirement , TSP , Congress , Tim Geithner , debt ceiling , deficit reduction , deficit reduction commission , fiscal commission , Civil Service retirement and disability trust fund , FERS , Debra Roth , Shaw, Bransford and Roth , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Dan Adcock , NARFE , Lenny Sanicola , World at Work , Fed Talk

Friday - 05/20/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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USPS warns of default on retiree benefits

Without action from Congress, the U.S. Postal Service will default on its obligations to future retirees' health care accounts. Next up are payments to employees and vendors, the postmaster general told Congress Tuesday.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , management , USPS , FERS , Tom Carper , Pat Donahoe , Susan Collins , Mark Strong , National League of Postmasters , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Six Percent Pay Cut is Halfway Home

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has something to take your mind off the possibility of an extended pay freeze. Forget about that and concentrate on the highly-likely prospect of a 5 to 6 percent permanent pay cut.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , retirement funding , FERS ,

Friday - 05/13/2011, 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 , COLA , 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 , COLA , FERS

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

USPS financial rescue may not stop 'death spiral'

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he's ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , Stephen Lynch , Pat Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , USPS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FERS , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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