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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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

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

Self-plus-one health insurance: How come?

What does Jackass: The Movie have to do with the federal health plan, considered the nation's biggest and best? Well it boils down to the risk pool and an administration plan to set up a third category for self-plus-one coverage, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: FEHBP , Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , self-plus-one , Jessica Klement

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

'Unchained CPI Melody' bums some

When it comes to those annual cost-of-living adjustments, a growing number of federal workers and retirees actually get diet COLAs each January. And that would get worse -- and extend to all retirees under a White House plan that has strong congressional backing, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , chained CPI , COLA

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Saluting feds on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is anything but a holiday. It is a time when we remember those who served and whose lives were altered, or ended, by war, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Today we pay tribute to them and to people in the federal family - past, present and future - who served or will serve.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Memorial Day

Monday - 05/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Fast-tracking phased retirement

It's been nearly a year since Congress set up the program to allow employees to take phased retirement, working three or four days a week to help mentor their successors and get used to retirement. And although it's been fast-tracked, it still hasn't happened, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, what's up?

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

Friday - 05/24/2013, 02:00am EDT
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