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Buyouts are popping up all over the government. And even if you are not in the market, they may have an impact on your job, your promotion potential and, if you are planning to retire anyhow, how quickly you get your first full annuity payment, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Does following news about the federal establishment make you depressed. Does talk about extended pay freezes and reduced retirement benefits make you nervous in the civil service? So what's preventing you from chucking it all and retiring? Do you love your job regardless or worry that you'd have nothing to do in retirement? There may be another way out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is it a dedicated IRS auditor, a serious federal agent or a compassionate VA employee? Or, do you have a Charles Dickens moment and spot the ghost of Christmas Future — you after you have retired? While feds have mostly held on to their jobs, things could change quickly, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has often exhibited psychic powers. Now we have proof. Read about his latest prediction and the price he paid for it.
Is your top management dead in the water? Are your SES bosses living in silos and afraid to even look outside the boss? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is shuffling the SES deck a good idea?
Uncle Sam's five-month buyout season is about to end. So if you were thinking about leaving with a $25,000 check, grab it while you can, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
A prominent retirement planner said in an ideal world, the last check you write will bounce. Meaning you got the most for your money. The problem is knowing when that day will come, and managing your finances accordingly, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what to do ... ?
Do your dog and your neighbors need to see you naked? Is the world a better place if the person next door or your brother in law, can go online and find out how much money Uncle Sam is paying you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders. Does this amount to too much information?
Democrats control the White House and the Senate, while Republicans call the shots in the House. So what impact has divided government had on federal workers? Some people think things could be a whole lot worse if one party ran all three operations at the same time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Editors Note: Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote today's back-from-vacation column more than a week before he actually went on vacation. But we'll run it in confidence that he made all the improvements he had planned and returns a slimmer, smarter fighting machine.