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Retiring soon? Welcome to 'Mission Improbable'

Planning to retire someday? Before you sail off into the golden years, here are some tips from recently retired feds: Don't do it! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 02:00am EDT

COLA? Maybe. Pay raise? Maybe not!

How can you tell the difference between a current government worker and a retired civil servant? One of them is smiling, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Think about it, prices have gone up, taxes have gone up, health premiums have gone up -- but feds at the Pentagon, HUD, Interior and other agencies haven't had a raise in three years.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , COLA , retirement

Monday - 08/05/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furloughs hit tidal wave level

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a sequestration-driven furlough tsunami that threatens to bury one very small, but important, federal agency that is seeing its 30-year workload record being shattered almost daily, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , workforce , Mike Causey ,

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 02:00am EDT

Those were the days...

Here's a horrible thought to start off your week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've had your pay frozen and maybe you have been furloughed with more mandatory time-outs to come. But what if these are the good old days right now? That it can't get any better than this...

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:00am EDT

Hot town, summer in the city

What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Job hunting: What could go wrong?

If you are thinking about a new job or are advising a nonfed friend or relative how to join the G-club, here are some words of advice, courtesy of a long-time Federal Report reader.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , hiring

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:00am EDT

Good bosses - worth their weight in gold!

At some point, usually early on, each new presidential administration learns a few things about the federal government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The end result? Reinventing the wheel every four to eight years.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration creeps outside the Beltway

Many of the sequestration-imposed dollar cuts have been aimed at federal workers. But that's changing. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are signs that government contractors and businesses that depend on the federal salary dollar are starting to feel the squeeze too. And not in places you would readily suspect.

Tags: Mike Causey , sequestration , workforce

Monday - 07/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Summer of feds' discontent

Things have rarely been worse for members of the federal family, according to benefits expert John Grobe, of Federal Career Experts. The white-collar federal pay freeze is in its third year. The White House and GOP-led House of Representatives are seeing eye-to-eye on a number of changes in the federal benefits package that, if they become law, could cost you big bucks in the future.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , John Grobe , Federal Career Experts

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 02:00am EDT

Your hot co-workers: the naked truth

As the early heat wave continues in large sections of the nation, many federal workers are learning the naked truth about some of their very hot co-workers. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that in many cases, they don't like what they are seeing.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Friday - 07/26/2013, 02:00am EDT
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