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Vacationing politicians vs. furloughed feds

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 , federal report , sequestration , furloughs , workforce

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Washington D.C.: Land of the Brie, Home of the Knave

People in Washington, D.C., aren't always the friendliest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Is that because the headquarters of most federal agencies are here? Is it because Congress is here? Did each state and each congressional district conspire to send us the 535 people they definitely don't want hanging around at home?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , Washington D.C.

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

Light traffic today? Blame the F word

If traffic is a little light today, don't credit it entirely to the weather or people on alternative work schedules. In many places you can chalk it up to the presence of the F-word, which is becoming part of the deal if you work for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs , Furlough Friday

Friday - 07/05/2013, 02:00am EDT

Enjoying your day off?

Are you enjoying your day off? So is Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

It's not just about spending!

Most politicians say they want a leaner, more efficient government. That they want to eliminate waste and duplication. Many of them actually mean it, unless it comes to a program or facility based in their home state or congressional district.

Tags: budget , HUD , Mike Causey , federal report

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Retiring: Pays to plan ahead...

The No. 1 complaint people have after retiring is how long it takes them to get the first full annuity payment. Depending on a lot of things it can take anywhere from a couple of months to more than a year.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workofrce , retirement , OPM , retirement backlog , NARFE , David Snell

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

Retiring someday? A word to the wise

There are some things that many of us only do once. That includes retiring and dying. So it pays to get it right the first time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement

Monday - 07/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

A friendly home invasion

The sad truth is that a lot of you aren't going to be around this time next week. You will be away. Not that kind of away, but away from the office, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we'd like to be home with you.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 06/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Talkin' 'bout your generation

Teens who once thrilled to The Who's "My Generation" have entered the workforce, grown older and are, in many cases, high-ranking employees and managers. In other words, they are the old fogies they once railed against. "Federal Report" readers react to the office age-gap in this guest column.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , millennials , Generation Y , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Generation whine?

They're entitled, narcissistic, "free spirits," who chafe at the confines of ordinary desk work. They grew up in the era of Little League trophies for everyone, are tied to their smartphones and live out much of their lives on Facebook. At least that's what some of you think about millennials. We're talking Generation Y in today's guest column. Even if you're not part of the under-30 crowd, we bet you have an opinion.

Tags: federal report , Jack Moore , workforce , Mike Causey , millennials , Generation Y

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:00am EDT
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