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Old job-related nightmares resurface

Which occupational group has the worst nightmares: alligator wrestlers or federal workers? Thw answer might surprise you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

The bad news/good news/OMG not-so-good news!

When somebody tells a fed they've got good news and bad news and which do they want first, there is no right answer. So what is it now. And what does it mean when the boss says to report to her office with a burlap sack and two mangoes?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

If a fed falls in the forest ... who cares?

Is Friday in the summertime your own personal Twilight Zone or is it just another day at the Pentagon, IRS or Homeland Security Department ... And did the federal government fake the moon landings as many conspiracy theorists believe? For answers, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Inside the TSP hack job

For people worried about their TSP accounts being hacked, no news is good news. If you didn't get a letter, it means you are one of the 97 percent whose data is safe. For more facts about the hack job, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , TSP hack , Greg Long , FRTIB

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

The TSP hack attack: Where are we?

The cover up, as they say, is almost always worse than the crime itself. The rule of thumb, from the Watergate era, is follow the money, although people rarely do that. Following the money can be tricky. Also complicated. Especially in the computer age with multi- national players, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , TSP hack , Greg Long , FRTIB , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bundling: Naughty or nice

If terms like "cooperative purchasing" and/or "contract bundling" turn you on, welcome to the wonderful world of buying, federal style, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check out day two of Federal News Radio's multimedia special report, "Inside The World Biggest Buyer."

Tags: Mike Causey , acquisition , acquisition workforce , contracting , workforce , pay and benefits , Inside the World

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

World's longest, most expensive shopping list

Uncle Sam, with your help, takes in more money than any person, place or thing on Earth. Equally important, he spends more in a week, again with your help, than most nation's do in a decade. That's why Federal News Radio's special series, "Inside the World's Biggest Buyer: How $500 billion Dollars Can Be Spent Better," which launches today, is a must-read whether you are on the giving or receiving end, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , acquisition , contracting , Inside the World

Monday - 06/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Still the greatest generation

The D-Day anniversary on Wednesday jogged a lot of memories for people whose parents or grandparents fought and, in many cases, died. Nice to know that after 68 years (and two days) their service and sacrifice is still appreciated, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , DoD , D-Day

Friday - 06/08/2012, 02:00am EDT

Feds as preppers

Are you a prepper? Are you stockpiling goods beans, bullets, gold bars to ride out a coming economic collapse, nuclear attack or natural disaster? Even if you aren't worried about those things, as a fed there are some things you should prepare for long before you retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

D-Day plus 68 years

Worried about your job, your benefits, your career? Lots of people are. But this might be a good day to put your put things on hold and think how different your life might be today if the Normandy Invasion, 68 years ago today, had failed, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , DoD , World War II , D-Day

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:00am EDT
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