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Sequestration Book: 50 Shades Greyer

If Uncle Sam tried to produce his version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," what would it be like? Would it be an easy and educational read? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has previewed it and has some suggestions you might want to check out.

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

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 02:00am EST

Part-timers running government

The next time Congress is in D.C. for an extended period of time, somebody should suggest that the House and the Senate investigate how much time and money has been lost preparing for a partial government shutdown almost everybody says would be a mistake. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 02:00am EST

Uncle Sam as Freddy Krueger

What do Uncle Sam and horror-movie star Freddy Krueger have in common? Not much, fortunately. But that could all change if an 8 percent cut kicks in Jan. 3 forcing furloughs curtailed services that impact everything from tax returns and Social Security claims to airline travel, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , Congress , sequestration , budget , Federally Employed Women , Janet Kopenhaver

Friday - 09/28/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration + stock market = your TSP

What does the curse of the Mayan calendar, the threat of sequestration and the always jittery stock market have to do with your TSP account balance? Maybe nothing, maybe a lot. Dust off your crystal ball and buckle up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Monday - 10/22/2012, 02:00am EDT

Beyond the Beltway worries

In wonkier parts of the Washington area, the talk of the town is about fiscal cliffs and sequestration followed by sex and the Redskins, not necessarily in that order. But beyond the Beltway, folks seem to have a firmer grip on what's important, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Happy William Henry Harrison Day

It's that time of year again, our last pre-spring national holiday honoring William Henry Harrison (and about 40 of his fellow presidents). So what makes him so great? For one thing he never sequestered anybody, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , William Henry Harrison , President

Monday - 02/18/2013, 12:52pm EST

Bonus Holiday/Fiscal (Cliff's) Notes

Feds have more than the usual year end issues on their plate at 2012 draws to a close, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. There is the fast-approaching fiscal cliff, the dangers of sequestration, maybe a bonus pre-Christmas holiday and, of course, the end of the world. Check it out, if you dare.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , Christmas Eve , bonus holiday , sequestration , Congress

Friday - 12/14/2012, 02:00am EST

Diet COLAs for everybody?

If you could pick any historical event to relive, it probably wouldn't be the maiden voyage of the Titanic that didn't go well. And now, 100 years later, federal, military and Social Security retirees are just becoming aware of a political iceberg that could punch a hole in their future benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 12/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Pay, bonus holiday, retirement: Scrooged again?

If Congress and the White House cut a last-minute deal to avoid sequestration and the fiscal cliff, some of the compromise may come out of your hide, whether you are active or retired, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , bonus holiday , sequestration , budget , Congress

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 02:00am EST

Compromise hits highest/lowest incomes

In the fiscal-cliff talks, it now appears that both sides have blinked. Republicans appear willing to accept some higher taxes and Democrats seem to have agreed that Social Security's growing costs must be curtailed. Slightly and slowly. So how will the proposals affect you? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

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

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 02:00am EST
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