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Married feds: What happens after you've gone?

Married federal couples face a tough but important choice when they retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Should they provide a survivor benefit?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Tammy Flanagan

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Belt & suspenders: The $1,200 question

If you are in perfect health and plan to stay that way, or if $1,200 a year more or less means little to you, you can skip this column. Otherwise, listen up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , FEHBP , benefits , David Snell

Monday - 03/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

Health & life insurance premiums: Don't overpay!

When you are dealing with Uncle Sam, especially his complex work rules, it is hard to get a straight yes or no answer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But there is a way to survive a federal career -- with a little help from the experts.

Tags: Mike Causey , Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement

Friday - 03/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Lifetime job guidelines -- must read!

Yesterday's online chat with readers/listeners covered the watefront: From life-after-retirement to what to do with your TSP, his and her health plans and when to designate a survivor beneficiary. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , Tammy Flanagan

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

How do you phase in a phase-in?

Although phased retirement became the law in 2012, the government hasn't phased it in just yet. And a lot of people say they are waiting. Apparently, the devil is in the details, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, when will they phase in the phase-in?

Tags: Mike Causey , phased retirement , retirement , OPM

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

TSP 'attack': Was it phish or foul?

About that cyber "attack" on the Thrift Savings Plan, was it a case of phish or foul? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more details.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 02:00am EDT

Investing risk: Sophisticated reasoning!

Now that the stock market is booming, many once-cautious TSP investors feel like they should be walking on the wild side, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But before they go too far, they should try to remember how they felt about the TSP and risk a few years ago when the recession hit.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , Allan Roth

Friday - 03/14/2014, 02:00am EDT

D.C.'s annual winter black eye

Despite what may be a record number of weather-induced government shutdowns this year, emergency operations continued without missing a beat. And some Washington-area feds are tired of being the butt of weather jokes that make them out as winter wimps, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Teleworkers vs. commuters: Pick your poison!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: When federal agencies tell employees to stay home because of bad weather, is it fair to require others to telework from home?

Tags: Mike Causey , telework , workforce

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

The morning after the week that was...

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Should teleworkers get time off too when their commuting colleagues get a snow day? Or does teleworking mean you work while others rest or play?

Tags: Mike Causey , telework , workforce ,

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT
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