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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

$hrinking buyouts: An offer you can't refuse?

Do you have something that is shrinking with age? If you are with the Postal Service, its the size of your buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are getting smaller all the time. Is this a trend feds in other agencies need to watch? Is it the precursor of an offer you can't refuse.

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

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Pay or pension: Back to the future

Two years into a three-year pay freeze, thousands of retirement-eligible feds are doing the math and concluding that maybe they would be better off retired and getting inflation adjustments rather than working at their 2010 salary rate, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's in it for you?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , COLA , pay freeze , retirement

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Job jitters

Worried about Congress changing your retirement benefits? If so, that should be the least of your worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , annuity

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

IFVs -- Feds as the ultimate swingers!

With just weeks until election day, take time out to consider what may be one of the largest most-likely-to-vote bloc of voters that is mostly underneath the political radar. Meet the IFVs (Invisible Federal Voters). And check out their numbers in critical swing vote states.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , 2012 election , federal employees , voting

Monday - 10/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bonus Christmas holiday?

Christmas this year falls on a Tuesday. This means that the day before the Christmas holiday, Christmas Eve, will be Monday, Dec. 24th. Hmmmm! So what happens on Monday, Dec. 24th? We don't know yet, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some thoughts on the matter.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration threat revives the F-word

As the make-or-break sequestration deadline draws closer, top federal officials are increasingly using (or at least thinking) the F-word, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

Health premiums, unions & politics

Federal workers got their first good news in four years last week. But it is hard to find anybody dancing in the street over news that their health premiums are only going up a little, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , federal unions , heatlh care premiums , FEHBP

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - September 24

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

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Monday - 09/24/2012, 10:24am EDT
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