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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

Hurricane holiday with Marlon Brando (?)

Birthday parties, prison visits or quality time with Marlon Brando reincarnated as a 23-pound cat. Those are just some of the ways Washington area feds spent their two-day Hurricane Sandy holiday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Sandy

Friday - 11/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Survivors of the storm

In politically-supercharged Washington, even a glancing blow from a monster hurricane can bring out the partisanship that makes us so unloved in other parts of the country, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's your storm-of-the- century story?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Sandy

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Test your knowledge of government

So, just what does an air traffic controller do? How do they become ATC and how many are there? Short answer: They control air traffic, its hard work and probably not enough of them. For details check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Tags: Mike Causey , Paul Rinaldi , Air Traffic Controllers Association , workforce

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:00am EDT

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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , budget

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