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Sick Leave Phase In...

The good news is that Congress has given federal workers a major financial incentive to save their sick leave. But, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say the bad news is that a full cure for the so-called FERS flu is still years away...

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FERS flu , NSPS , 2010 Defense Authorization Bill

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 04:00am EDT

FERS Flu and Fighter Jets

What do nuclear submarines or legacy jet fighters have to do with the plan to give FERS employees a major incentive to save their sick leave? Well, there is a link, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, who says that Congress sometimes works in strange ways.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FERS flu , retirement , sick leave , COLAs ,

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 11:02am EDT

Big Bucks Wish List

When Congress passed the Tobacco bill, many federal and postal workers and retirees got short-changed because it moved so quickly. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they have a fighting chance to recoup some of those losses in the pending Defense Authorization battle between the House and Senate.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FERS , locality pay , retirement benefits , silver tsunami , Tobacco Bill , defense budget

Monday - 09/14/2009, 04:00am EDT

Going Part-Time Into Retirement

Most people look forward to retiring but a lot of people don't like the idea of going cold turkey. For them the option to phase out on a part-time basis would be ideal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it may happen.

Tags: P&B , High-3 , FERS , Mike Causey , Mongolian death worm

Wednesday - 08/05/2009, 04:00am EDT

It's Quiz Time: Stump Your Carpool Chumps!

Are you working longer than you intended? Is your retirement date moving further into the future? How much do you know about the demographics of retirement. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a fiendishly clever quiz you should take.

Tags: P&B , POP QUIZ , retirement , CRS , FERS , facts and figures , Mike Causey

Monday - 08/03/2009, 04:00am EDT

D-Day Coming in September

It will be sometime in September before active and retired feds find out what the Senate and House will do with an eye-popping package of new benefits. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the wait is making some feds sick.

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , pension buy back , locality pay , Mike Causey

Friday - 07/31/2009, 04:00am EDT

Retirement Party or Funeral?

In some federal offices, you will likely attend as many funerals as going away parties over the next couple of years. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that despite predictions of a brain-drain, retirements are actually down.

Tags: P&B , FERS , VERA , VSIP , buyouts , Mike Causey

Thursday - 07/30/2009, 04:00am EDT

Better the Second Time Around?

Federal workers, postal employees and retirees were short-changed last month when the Senate version of the so-called Tobacco bill trumped the more generous House plan. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that may not happen this time around.

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , Roth , TSP , COLAs

Thursday - 07/16/2009, 04:00am EDT

House trying again to cure FERS flu

Provision was attached to Disabled Military Retiree Relief Act of 2009.

Tags: pay & benefits , FERS , FERS flu

Wednesday - 06/24/2009, 08:06pm EDT

Elusive Benefits

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , Roth , FERS , Evil Twins , premium conversion

Tuesday - 06/23/2009, 04:00am EDT
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