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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 , federal report , worforce , retirement , retirement wave

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

Pay raise - to be or not to be?

Imagine William Shakespeare were alive today and a federal employee. Would he still come up with stuff like "to be, or not to be, that is the question?" Or would he be preoccupied by the prospect of a furlough? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

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

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough song: Laugh or you'll cry

When the going gets tough, some people laugh, some cry and some, apparently, burst into song. Like the fed who recently penned the furlough song to a tune you already know, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

Fed dreams: Love, promotions, finally acronyms

Do federal workers dream and, if so, about what? Apparently, many have the same dream sequence starting with love, then moving to the promotion ladder and finally it ends with lusting for acronyms. So, where are you in the dream cycle? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Monday - 06/17/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough reality begins to bite feds

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 , workforce , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 06/14/2013, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam's dilemma: In-house or the outhouse!

Just as many cats get very nervous around dogs, many federal workers tense up when the discussion turns to the subject of federal contractors. And while there is tension, there are also instances when feds become contractors and contractors turn into civil servants. The ongoing NSA leak flap has many people thinking anew about the sometimes uneasy alliance between insiders and outsiders, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 02:00am EDT

Feds at DEFCON-2! Are you having fun yet?

More is often better than less, unless its ants at a picnic, your expanding waistline or the number of threats to your pay and benefits. So just how bad are things, and what's next for members of the federal family, retirees and people who get Social Security benefits? Checkout Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , federal report , workforce , John Grobe

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

Feds grin and bare it, literally...

What do you do when your friends and neighbors are told how to find out exactly how much money you make because you work for the government? Do you think it's public information? Do you grin and bare it? Or do you get mad? Lots of people are unhappy with the latest federal pay information dump, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 02:00am EDT

Salary dump has feds in the dumps

What would your neighbor, your bragging brother-in-law and your ex-spouse say if they knew how much you really make as a government worker? Did you maybe forget to tell your significant other about that big bonus you got in 2012? Now the world knows, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 06/10/2013, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement: Here but not for everybody!

The good news is that phased retirement is here at last. OPM has issued the draft regulations that will permit some people to transition into retirement. The not-so-good-news is that phased retirement isn't for everybody, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You may want it, but does it want you?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , phased retirement , OPM

Friday - 06/07/2013, 02:00am EDT
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