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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 , 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.

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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 ,

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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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: Jack Moore , workforce , Mike Causey , millennials , Generation Y

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

Take this job and ... evaluate it!

This is the third in a series of guest columnists who writing on their own time are filling in the blanks while Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's on vacation. This one is from a long-time Social Security employee who has seen the civil service reinvented (also folded, stapled and mutilated) a number of times.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Monday - 06/24/2013, 02:00am EDT

Surf's up (maybe): Timing the retirement wave

We've been hearing for a dozen years about the upcoming federal retirement tsunami, when thousands of baby boomers with years of technical expertise leave the federal service for the golf courses and RV parks of retirement communities. But timing the retirement wave can be tricky.

Tags: Mike Causey , worforce , retirement , retirement wave

Friday - 06/21/2013, 02:00am EDT
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