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Pick a health plan: Monkey, goldfish or you?

There are several ways to select your 2013 federal health plan: You can do nothing, and stay where you are. You can let your pet chimp or clever goldfish make the selection. Or, you can do a little homework and save yourself $1,000 or more next year. It's your call, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Open Season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 02:11pm EST

All in the family time...

It's great to donate money to starving children overseas and to support charities, hospitals and rescue animals. But there are times when there is nothing wrong with turning inward and helping people, even fellow federal workers and retirees, closer to home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Like now...

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Sandy , FEEA , NARFE , disaster relief , NTEU

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 02:00am EST

Happy Holiday - Sleep with a vet!

Quick holiday quiz: Before it was renamed and officially made a Monday holiday, what was Veterans Days called? Was it: Arbor Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Memorial Day? Read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column to find out.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Veterans Day

Monday - 11/12/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds & Politics: Neutral or Neutered?

The election is over and whether your candidate won or lost you can't miss those 24/7 political ads on TV, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But now that it's over, do you feel that laws regulating your political activities as federal employees helped or hurt you?

Tags: Mike Causey , Election 2012 , workforce

Friday - 11/09/2012, 02:00am EST

4 more years, but not like the last 4, OK?

Federal and postal unions that solidly backed the President's re-election bid hope their steadfast support - even after a two-year pay freeze - will pay off in 2013, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Election 2012 , management

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Presidential surprises - don't be surprised!

Presidents, whether they are re-elected lame ducks or first-time occupants of the White House, change when in office. They don't always live up to the expectations of the people who put them there or who worked hard to defeat him. Civil servants know that better than most, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , 2012 election , workforce

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 02:00am EST
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Nervous about November? Boss-watching could be key

Want to know who's going to win the November election? Forget about the Beltway-bound pundits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check with career civil servants who have been watching their political masters for signs of fear or euphoria...

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

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

November games: Most fun with your clothes on

What's the most fun a career civil servant can have with their clothes on? The last full week before any presidential election can be a nail- biting, gut-wrenching times for the several thousand political appointees whose jobs depend on who wins, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , management , Election 2012

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 02:00am EDT

Purple state feds

If the political pros are correct, too-close-to- call states, like Virginia, Nevada, Florida and especially Ohio, will pick the winner in tomorrow's election. Although the swing states are very different in many ways, they each have a large percentage of well-paid, fully employed, well-educated likely voters: That would be you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , voting , 2012 election

Monday - 11/05/2012, 02:00am EST

I'd love to help, but I'm Hatched!

It's election day, and millions of federal and postal workers, like their neighbors, will go to the polls. the difference is that because of the Hatch (no politics) Act, there are things government employees cannot say, do or wear at least at the office. Some think that's unfair, while others are comfy under the Hatch Act blanket, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , 2012 election , Hatch Act

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 02:00am EST
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