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Sequestration causes rare March blizzard?

In 18th century Paris, the people demanded Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. In 21st century Washington, when a snowstorm approaches, the battle cry is white bread, milk and toilet paper, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , snow

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughing the money-makers

If somebody guaranteed you $9 for every dollar you invested, would you take the deal? Most people would, but politicians who designed the sequestration process to save money may find it is also a costly exercise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration , IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughs and your TSP account

Now that you've been sequestered and set up for possible furloughs, what else could go wrong? A one-day-a-week furlough means a 20 percent pay cut for that week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains. So what is the impact, if any, on your Thrift Savings Plan contributions and the matching contributions you get from your agency?

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

Monday - 03/04/2013, 02:00am EST

Feds at IRS, Social Security, TSA face dangerous heat...

If there is a partial shutdown of government services, now or later, politicians will blame each other. But the big losers will be federal workers in IRS and Social Security offices, and TSA screeners at airports who are going to take the heat, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 03/01/2013, 02:00am EST

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse...

Sequestration is the worst possible thing that could happen to you as a taxpayer and a federal worker or contractor, right? Wrong. Sequestration would take a big bite out of things but the coming crises over agency budgets could turn out to be much, much worse, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 02:00am EST

Some feds have the bawdy house blues

Remember when you got out of school and had to pick a career? Mother wanted you to play piano in a house of ill repute but you rebelled and became a federal civil servant. So in retrospect who was right: you or Mom? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , John Grobe , workforce

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequester: Bombshell or burp?

We've got another week, at least, of hair-pulling news and analysis about sequestration, federal furloughs and the like. So, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know, is this going to be the bombshell critics claim or as harmless as a burp in church?

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Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughs - the wisdom of the crowd

According to the latest Federal News Radio online poll, a majority of federal workers think sequestration is coming this week, and they are up the creek without a paddle, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Just over 40 percent think it will be delayed, again. And 4 percent say it's no big deal. So what do you say? Take our poll today.

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

Monday - 02/25/2013, 02:00am EST

The 'good old days' coming back?

Do you remember the good old days? For many federal workers that would be 2010 and 2011 when they were worried about threats to their retirement and health insurance benefits that eventually fizzled and died. Well, they may be coming back but this time things could be very different, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 02/22/2013, 02:00am EST

What if we sequester and nobody notices?

What if we get sequestered and nothing happens? At least not right away? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what if the government, instead of furloughing all FBI agents, TSA screeners, and air traffic controllers on the same day finds a way to muddle through -- at least for awhile.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 02:00am EST
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