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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

Round up the usual suspects, again!

Furloughs have hit half the federal workforce, and the financial impact has been hard on many of them. But for many members of the federal family, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, the worst may be yet to come things like layoffs and cutbacks in the federal retirement and health insurance programs in the new fiscal year.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , sequestration

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

The man with the suitcase full of cash!

When disaster strikes areas populated by federal workers, a mystery man with a suitcase full of cash usually shows up the next day. Some of the money comes from people like you, but there are also big-time corporations that write some very big checks. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: Who are they, and why are they doing it?

Tags: Mike Causey , FEEA , workforce

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Swiss-cheese body armor

What if we found out that instead of saving millions of dollars through furloughs and sequestration cuts, the actions were actually costing the government and the taxpayers billions of dollars? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: At this rate, how much longer can we afford to save?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

How hot is it? Call out the fashion police

Is there a guy in your carpool who, because of the heat, is wearing TMI short shorts that are way too short? Does the gang at the office look like they collided with a unisex clothes line? Maybe it's the heat, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, how hot is it in your office?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , dress code

Monday - 07/22/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Man bites dead horse: Now that's news!

Are the media -- people like us -- paying too much attention to the reality of furloughs and the possibility of layoffs in the federal workforce? At what point does the constant reporting fall into the category of beating a dead horse? Or is this one still worth tracking. You tell us, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Feds' silver lining stalked by dark cloud

All of a sudden, things are looking up. The IRS has canceled at least one planned furlough day and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scrubbed round two of its tough furlough policy. So what's not to like? Some feds say the reason the silver lining is so bright is that it is framed by a very large, very dark cloud, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs , EEOC , IRS

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Are you paranoid or perceptive?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Just how paranoid are you? Do you think NASA faked the Moon landings? Just who is really buried in Grant's tomb? And is sequestration a giant political mistake or a clever plan to shrink the bureaucracy and defang the IRS?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:00am EDT
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