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Falling in love: It pays to go postal

There are certain times when it pays to go postal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... Especially if you are a federal employee contemplating marriage or already one half of a "mixed marriage."

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

Horrible situation, wonderful response

How do you keep a promise, made to hundreds of orphans of federal workers, that they can go to any college they like on a full ride? It isn't easy, but it is being done, every day, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , FEEA , scholarships

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

A bitter diet COLA coming up ...

Federal, postal and military retirees are about to get an inflation-adjustment. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will be a diet- version and, for most, leave a very bitter aftertaste, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , COLA , Social Security , retirement

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

Frankenstein, Dracula, Nick Nolte at the gates

What's your worst nightmare? How about Dracula, Frankenstein and Nick Nolte appearing in your bedroom? Or is it the long-predicted retirement tsunami? Because maybe, after 13 years of building up, it's on its way, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retention , retirement , retirement tsunami

Monday - 10/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Prudent cuts or bathroom roulette? New savings require careful aim

If your bathroom at work is only cleaned three times a week, instead of daily, does that constitute cruel and unusual punishment? Shore-based Navy civilian and military personnel are about to find out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , DoD , Navy , budget

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

Of feds, virgins and luck

OK, so you are in the best military service, went to the best college, married the only virgin in the state and are friends with the the one and only federal worker who does any work. Can it get any better than that? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

America's most dangerous job: Civil servant?

What are the most dangerous jobs in America? Lumberjack, tuna fisherman or cab driver, right? How about VA nurse or Social Security clerk - maybe even your job at the IRS, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , MSPB , workplace violence

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

All feds wind up buried in limestone mine

No matter what your rank or job is or where you work, in the end you will wind up buried in a limestone mine in a remote corner of Pennsylvania, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And once you retire it could be a long time before you see your first full annuity payment. But things seem to be getting better.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement , OPM , John Berry

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 02:00am EDT

Annual tribute to early civil servant

When Columbus "discovered" America (which was actually teeming with people) he was part government worker, part-contractor and his mission, at first, was a failure. So how come the holiday today?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Columbus Day

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:00am EDT

What's a non-continuing relationship?

Happy New Fiscal Year! With it comes a new round of buyouts. The first out of the gate are the U.S. Postal Service and the Internal Revenue Service. But your agency may be next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Friday - 10/05/2012, 02:00am EDT
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