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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT

Destroying Government to Save It

Some members of Congress believe that the best way to improve government services is to break the spirit of people who work for government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's one way, but not necessarily the smart way, to do business.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , high 3 , pay debate

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 04:00am 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 , CSRS , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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USPS shrinks workforce, changes pension

Patrick Donahoe became the 73rd Postmaster General Friday, assuming control of the Postal Service in the midst of a fiscal crisis. Donahoe said USPS will reduce its workforce by another 7,500 people in 2011. Still, he's optimistic about the future. In the short term, however, the reality is that postal workers are likely to suffer while the agency tries to balance its books.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , pay freeze , USPS , retirement , CSRS , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , POST Act , Meg Beasley

Monday - 01/17/2011, 07:03am EST
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Tax Cut Triggers In-House Civil War

Has the proposed social security tax cut triggered a civil war in your office? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says in some locations there is a major rift between younger workers under the FERS system who would get the break and their older CSRS colleagues who won't get it.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , CSRS , Social Security , tax cuts

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:00am EST

Pay Freeze & Pay Raise

How would you like a pay freeze and a two percent raise at the same time. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's what may happen to a large chunk of the federal workforce.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Social Security , CSRS ,

Friday - 12/10/2010, 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 , COLA , pay cut , FEHBP , CSRS , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R

Friday - 11/12/2010, 04:00am EST

Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS

If you read yesterday's column you know there is a slim chance you might have been placed in the wrong federal retirement system. If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a way to make things right for yourself.

Tags: pay and benefits , CSRS , FERCCA

Friday - 08/13/2010, 04:00am EDT

Retirees Return to Government

If you are retired but want to come back into government there are two ways. One lets you keep your pension and your salary. The other limits pay but lets you build a bigger annuity. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the details.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , rehire retirees , CSRS , VERA , VSIP , Ed Zurndorfer , Neal Schiff , Allan Roth

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 04:00am EDT

How to maximize your Social Security benefits

James Marshall, Federal Retirement Counselor and Instructor, discusses the issue for both CSRS and FERS employees.
May 17, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , For Your Benefit , CSRS , Social Security

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:54pm EDT
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