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A $48K hit to your retirement? Pray For Gridlock!

Could political gridlock save you up to $48,000 in retirement? It could if it blocks a politically explosive plan to trim future cost-of-living adjustments for retirees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , chained CPI , COLA

Friday - 02/21/2014, 01:35pm EST

Term limits for the SES?

Proposals to make it much easier to discipline, demote or fire your career boss are rattling the top rank of the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , management , SES , Carol Bonosaro

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 02:00am EST

DC loses 'Winter Weenie City' title

After years of suffering the slings and arrows of our fellow Americans, those of us who live and work in and around the Beltway can stand tall, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says: We are no longer the "Winter Weenie Capital" of the United States.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , snow days

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 02:00am EST

SES shakeup: Reform or hissing contest?

Would your life be better off if your top career boss had a little less job security? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Or would that put you between a political rock and a hard place?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , management , VA , SES , Carol Bonosaro , SEA

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:00am EST

Buyouts: From off-the-rack to tailor made

Now that early-outs and buyouts are popping up in various agencies, the obvious question, for younger and older workers is: What's in it for me? Unlike the one-size fits all buyouts of the 1990s, the new version is tailor-made to individual groups, grades and regions, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , EPA , buyouts , early retirement , VERA , VSIP

Friday - 02/14/2014, 02:00am EST

Teleworkers: Orphans of the storm

Do you envy your colleagues who telework from home no traffic, no hassle, even no clothes at times? Well, maybe you should consider what they are doing when you are permitted to stay home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , telework

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 02:00am EST

What are you doing the rest of your life?

Suppose for the next 20 to 30 years, you have to spend 24/7 with your spouse or significant other. Can you handle it? Can he or she? With some planning it might not be too bad, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 02:00am EST

Is this your up-or-out year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is 2014 going to be your up-or-out year? Are you looking at retirement or prepping for a promotion?

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , workforce

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:00am EST

Climate change shrinks buyouts

Remember the good old days when agencies were offering early retirement and $25,000 have-a-nice-life buyouts? Well, it appears that the combination of buyouts and early outs is another victim of climate change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 02/10/2014, 02:00am EST

How's your escape planning going?

Does your federal retirement plan involve leaving at the earliest possible date, or having your funeral at the office? Whatever your plan -- retire or expire -- you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: retirement , workforce , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:00am EST
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