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Why some feds could lose a vacation day in 2012

Tens of thousands of federal workers stand to lose a day of annual leave this year because of the cursed 11-year itch. To find out how, when and where to scratch it, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , annual leave

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Remembering an 'unknown' fed

Does the name George Hans Strauss mean anything to you? If you are a career civil servant, chances are he touched your work life in a number of ways, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , people , George Hans Strauss , OMB

Friday - 10/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

Health, life insurance & a shrinking tax break

Health insurance is a must-have item for everybody. But there is more than health insurance at issue during the big benefits hunting season that kicks off Nov.12 and runs through Dec. 10. Sleep through it at your peril, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , Open Season

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

And today's impending disaster is...

For the past dozen years, and up until about six months ago, federal workers were worried about the family jewels, especially their health insurance and retirement packages. Now that concern has shifted to fear of layoffs and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , budget

Friday - 10/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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 , federal report , 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.

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