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Feds As Little Red Riding Hood

Federal and postal workers and retirees are under so many attacks that many of them don't know which of the threats is real and which is most serious. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says a lot of people are worrying about something that probably won't happen while ignoring several bigger threats.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Congress , retirement , pension , Federal Report

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:00am EDT

USPS FERS suspension raises legal questions

After Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questioned the Postal Service's decision to stop paying to FERS, attorney Bill Bransford said Issa may be concerned that USPS is setting a precedent for subsidizing other financially unstable agencies.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , USPS , pay and benefits , retirement , benefits , Courtney Thompson

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 01:18pm 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 , CSRS , Mike Causey

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

Geithner urged to protect federal pension funds

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is asking the Treasury secretary to block efforts to increase the amount federal employees must contribute to their pensions.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mikulski , Geithner , Zurndorfer , Paul Ryan , pensions

Monday - 06/13/2011, 03:00pm EDT

Retirement threats - separating fact from fiction

FMA's Jessica Klement discusses the biggest legislative threat to federal employees' pensions.
June 1, 2011(Encore presentation June 29, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Jessica Klement , FMA , Your Turn , Mike Causey , budget , defined pension ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 12:56pm EDT
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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 , CSRS , 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 , CSRS , 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 , CSRS , 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 , CSRS , 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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Federal pensions next on budget chopping block?

The amount of money you must pay to your retirement fund could be going up. The 2012 budget proposal from House Republicans would require you to contribute 6 percent of your salaries. That's a jump of more than 5 percent.

Tags: pay and benefits , Tom Shoop , budget , pensions , contributions , Congress , In Depth , Government Executive

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:42pm EDT
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