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Really dirty stuff - for women only...

If you are a man, a male, a guy, a G-man - stop right here, we beg you. What follows is pretty dirty stuff and it's for women only. Check with us tomorrow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Congress , FEW , Janet Kopenhaver

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

Pay raise, maybe. Pay cut, probably!

How can you get a pay raise and take a pay cut at the same time? Thanks to an election-year perfect storm, federal workers may be about to find out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

More feds doing life sentences

Although the number of retirement-eligible feds may be at an all-time high, government workers are holding on to their jobs. The retirement tidal wave first forecast in 1999 has yet to hit, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's keeping you?

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , pay and benefits , FERS , CSRS , retirement , buyout

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 02:11am EDT

Will you wind up a 2 percenter?

When the power company announces that 98 percent of its customers have had their electricity restored it means that 2 percent are still in the dark. Thanks to an upsurge in retirements some federal retirees are experiencing a long wait in getting full benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , OPM backlog , retirement , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Friday - 07/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Village of the Darned Week

The second most trying time in government starts today and runs through the start of the new year. It is a time when many offices are deserted and those with people resemble the Village of the Darned. Check it out, if you dare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Cause , pay and benefits , Christmas , bonus holiday

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:00am EST

You've got friends in high places, seriously ...

Do you have the feeling that all politicians hate you? Are you disappointed that the proposed federal pay raise will bring the average worker less than $400 a year? There may be light at the tunnel, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says whether its sunshine or a freight train is yet to be determined.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay raise , Congress

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 02:00am EST

Custer's last stand and your retirement

Why is your decision to retire someday, or take a buyout right away, something like the problem Gen. Custer faced during the Battle of the Little Big Horn? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , pay and benefits , benefits , Mike Causey ,

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds: Aggressive pitbulls or quaking chihuahuas

Now that government workers are under attack by politicians, how much clout do federal and postal workers have, and are they going to use it in November? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey searches for answers.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds on the road to nowhere

Congress is taking a new road, literally, in its drive to trim federal retirement benefits and force civil servants to kick in more to their pension plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. This time its the so-called highway bill ...

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Congress , House , Senate

Friday - 02/10/2012, 02:00am EST
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Life in the bullseye. So, what's next?

After 18 months of inactivity and extended vacation, Congress exhibited a blinding burst of speed last week before it left on yet another vacation. The bad news is that the action it took was aimed at future federal workers and you, well into your career, may be next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 02:00am EST
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