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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 , retirement , sick leave , COLAs , CSRS

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

Pay Raise: No Thanks!

Federal pay raises and retiree cost of living adjustments are welcomed by many if not most of the recipients. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says "many" and "most" doesn't take in a fair number of people.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , pay raise , COLA ,

Friday - 09/18/2009, 04:00am EDT

Your Turn preview

Tags: pay & benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , NSPS

Tuesday - 09/08/2009, 03:45pm 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 , pension buy back , CSRS , locality pay , Mike Causey

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

FERS Flu Cure Yet to Come

Efforts to reward federal employees for staying well, and not using their sick leave aren't going well. For the second time this year the Senate has rejected a cure for the FERS flu. Senior correspondent Mike Causey explains why, and what's next.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey ,

Monday - 07/27/2009, 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 , CSRS , Roth , TSP , COLAs

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

Insurance or Entitlement?

A FERS Flu epidemic is leaving some federal offices undermanned, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says a cure may be on the way.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 07/08/2009, 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 , CSRS ,

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

Tobacco bill passes in Senate lacking cure for FERS flu

Roth 401(k) option for TSP participants and benefits for part-time CSRS'ers included, however. FMA Director says she plans to urge Congress to take the bill to conference.

Tags: pay & benefits , Tobacco Bill , FMA , Jessica Klement , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 05:30pm EDT

No cure for FERS flu?

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , Tobacco Bill

Friday - 06/12/2009, 03:47pm EDT
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