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Good news, bad news, on the pay front

Looking for a bigger paycheck? If you work for Uncle Sam, there is good news, bad news and some bittersweet news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , locality pay

Friday - 03/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Are you suffering from Laptop Amnesia?

Did you ever use the time-honored, dog-ate-my-homework excuse in school? Now that you are a grown-up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know if the excuse du jour has switched to laptop amnesia on snow days.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , telework

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 02:00am EST

Making political friends and enemies!

With rare exceptions, unions representing federal and postal workers have endorsed Democratic president candidates since the Kennedy administration. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know how that's working out...

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 02:00am EST

Teleworking: The downside

Back in the day, teleworking was an unusual perk that many bosses didn't like. Today lots of people are doing it, but some of them say it has a downside, especially during snowstorms, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , telework

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Monday quiz: Which feds are more equal than others?

How can three nearly identical feds the same age, same agency, same grade and same job get paychecks of different amounts? Hint: Some feds are more equal than others, Senior Correspondent MIke Causey says.

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Monday - 03/03/2014, 02:00am EST

Bieber, Beyonce or buyout: What are your odds?

Given the choice, would you choose a date with Justin Bieber, an evening with Beyonce or a $25,000 buyout? Given the odds, chances are you will never have to make a choice, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But be prepared...

Tags: workforce , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , buyouts , IRS , John Koskinen

Friday - 02/28/2014, 02:00am EST

Are you sleeping with the frenemy?

Unrequited love can, in and of itself, be romantic. But it can also be painful and costly, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, is it time for federal unions to reevaluate their long-time relationship with politicians?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , federal unions

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 02:00am EST

The buck stops there ... way over there!

Most people know of Harry Truman's famous "the buck stops here" quote, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But that was in the 1940s. What, if anything, does it mean in 2013 Washington?

Tags: Mike Causey , HealthCare.gov , management , SEA , Carol Bonosaro

Friday - 11/15/2013, 02:00am EST

What happens when you order steak and get Spam cutlets?

When you are expecting a big expensive wedding cake and somebody brings you a single Twinkie it can strain the relationship. That's sort of the situation today between federal and postal unions and the White House, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , chained CPI , retirement

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 02:00am EST

The monster under your bed is real!

Was there a monster under your bed when you were a kid? Did demons lurk in your closet waiting for lights out? Well they may be gone, but now as an adult civil servant there's a real terror lurking out there, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , chained CPI

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 02:00am EST
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