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Sequestration hits us all (and I do mean all)

When it comes to the perils of sequestration, it appears that federal workers are all over the place, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some say it's just another political fire drill, while others say this time for sure. Been-there-done-that workers say this too shall pass. But paycheck to paycheck people say furloughs could wreck their financial lives. So, where are you in all this?

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

Friday - 04/05/2013, 02:00am EDT

Gallows humor: Sequestration style

Remember the bad old days before political correctness mandated us to be better. It was a time when mother-in-law jokes were told and tolerated. Well, gone are the days. Now, at least in government circles, the old bad-news-good-news examples focus on sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration part deux (or just duh!)

Furloughs are still in the federal forecast. But a funny thing happened last week that has some long-time, long-suffering government types wondering if things are going to be as tough as expected, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 03/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam suffering death by a thousand cuts

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Are you and your coworkers suffering from what is known as death-by-a-thousand cuts? Is it happening? Does it hurt? Or can you not even tell?

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

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 02:00am EDT

The Ballad of the Furloughed

Can the power of music be used to block furloughs? Does music really soothe the savage beast? Some feds are turning to music to help blunt sequestration-triggered pay cuts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furloughs: Different strokes for different agencies

It may be that all men and women were created equally. But when it comes time for furloughs to kick in, all federal workers are not going to be treated equally, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Federal furloughs: Chiseled in butter?

Remember the best seller, "I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It," by basketball great Charles Barkley. Maybe he should do a sequel, starting with the government, sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 03/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Tax-free job & pension: No fooling ...

How would you like a government job where you paid no taxes, and when you retired your pension is also tax-free? Too good to be true? Not really. And this is NOT an April Fools' Day trick, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Read on...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , April Fools

Monday - 04/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Backpedaling on furloughs?

If you want to be really with it in the world of exercises, forget about hot yoga, insanity and P90X. They are so last year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thanks to sequestration, the exercise du jour is back-pedaling!

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

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

Surviving furlough pay cuts

Your stress level about the possibility of being furloughed probably depends on where you work, your length-of-service and how much cash you have in reserve for a rainy day. For long-time, comfortable feds, this is just a speed bump in the road, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for thousands of paycheck-to-paycheck employees, this is not a drill...

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

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT
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