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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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , pay and benefits , retirement , phased retirement , OPM

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

D-Day plus 69 years

D-Day, some call it the longest day, began 69 years ago today. Veterans of World War II are all old men and women now. They are dying at the rate of more than 1,000 a day. If you know or knew any of them you are lucky. Either way, take a second to give them a salute, even if they can't see you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , D-Day , World War II

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

LTC: Perfect gift for him, her & you

Did you know the majority of Americans who go bankrupt do so because of high medical bills -- even though most of them have health insurance, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, what's the perfect way to protect yourself? Can you say long-term care insurance?

Tags: Mike Causey , long-term care insurance , LTC Partners , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration: World's dullest soap opera?

Welcome to sequestration, which is currently the world's longest-running interactive game show starring you, your granny, and all your friends and neighbors, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The question is: Are you having fun yet?

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

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration: Is there pain beyond the Beltway?

The Washington area is alive and very well as it enters the third month of sequestration, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what about feds in other places? Is their life beyond the Beltway? What's sequestration doing to feds in Ogden, Utah, and Maricopa County. Ariz.? How are communities like Hampton, Va., and Huntsville, Ala., holding up?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , furloughs , sequestration

Monday - 06/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Worried about retirement? Join the club

Feds who are already retired (and those who plan to retire someday soon) have several worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. For those about to take the plunge, the concern is the backlog of applications at the Office of Personnel Management. For those already on the roles the fear is that future benefit increases will be downsized each year.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , COLA , chained CPI , OPM backlog , furloughs

Friday - 05/31/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration solutions: Furloughs, buyouts, nothing

If you told your giant nationwide operation to make across-the-board cuts, you would think each manager would do roughly the same thing. But since sequestration has been imposed, each federal agency has acted differently, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some have frozen hiring while others are still recruiting. Some are furloughing employees while some are paying them to leave. So what's your agency doing?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 02:00am EDT
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