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Feds as roadkill

Politicians who are beating up on federal workers are doing a pretty good job of it. Friends of feds are few and far between, maybe even on the endangered species list, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's next?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , furloughs , sequestration

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 02:00am EST

Asteroid strike, furloughs - it's always something

Can you take vacation if you are furloughed? Answer: No! What about sick leave? Only if you promise to die to prove you are really sick. And to cap out the week, an asteroid the size of a small skyscraper is coming very close to Earth on Friday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 02:00am EST

22,001 reasons for cash stash

Most financial gurus recommend we all have an emergency cash stash for a rainy day. For federal workers and federal contractors, that could be sooner rather than later thanks to possible furloughs and a tidal wave of retirements, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughs: So, who's in charge?

Thanks to top government officials, we now have the definitive answer as to whether the government will have a series of furloughs and if so how they will work. The answer is either yes or no. There seems to be a little confusion at the top, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

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

Furloughs vs. buyouts

Are you sick of hearing the F-word coming out of Washington? Would you offer yourself up as buyout bait? If the answer to either is yes, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for the latest forecast.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , furloughs , sequestration

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

Furloughs, paychecks & pensions

By now, most federal workers know that should there be a furlough it will mean a 20 percent pay cut. But are their retirement benefits in danger too? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says not to worry.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement

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

Term limits, now

Thanks to congressional redistricting, many members of the House of Representatives have jobs for life if they choose to keep running for reelection. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders: Is it maybe time for term limits for everybody?

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , workforce , term limits , House , Senate

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

Earthquake, derecho, hurricane - fine! Snow, not so much ...

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is it geography, topography, history or location that makes Washington your headquarters town such a nervous city in the winter? Or, is it the number of lawyers, government workers or tourists that make getting around town so tough, and us so cautious?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , weather , OPM

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:00am EST

A weather tale of two cities

To the vast majority of feds who work beyond the Beltway, the people at headquarters (that would be Washington, D.C.) are a bunch of out-of-touch wimps. Especially when it snows, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So are they right, or missing the point?

Tags: Mike Causey , OPM , operating status

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 01:00pm EST

20 percent pay cut in the cards?

Many federal workers, fed up with pay freezes and budget teasers, are hoping for a buyout that will let them depart with a cash bonus. But in reality most feds are more likely to get a pay cut than a buyout, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , buyouts , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce

Monday - 01/28/2013, 02:00am EST
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