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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.

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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 , 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 , workforce , sequestration

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

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 , 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 , 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 , 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.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , sequestration , budget

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.

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