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William Henry Harrison Day again?

Happy William Henry Harrison day. Actually this holiday, officially known as Washington's Birthday Holiday, has been hijacked by merchants hoping you might buy more if it honored more people. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it'll always be GWs birthday to him, and Martha.

Tags: Mike Causey , William Henry Harrison , pay and benefits , President

Monday - 02/20/2012, 02:00am EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

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

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Fed pay: Measure twice, cut once

When it comes to figuring out whether federal workers are overpaid or underpaid both sides need to remember the basic carpenters rule: Measure twice, cut once. How come? Sometimes when doing complex math even the experts get it wrong, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says even rocket scientists.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay , Federal Salary Council , CBO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds as reluctant swingers

When you think of federal workers, the term "swinger' isn't the first thing that pops into your head. But after some of the changes politicians want to make, anything could happen.

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

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Are You Nervous In The Service?

If you are unhappy in your job, and morale in your office is in the tank, you are not alone. A new survey by Federal News Radio indicates that managers and rank-and-file employees are on the same page when it comes to job satisfaction. Starting tomorrow, Federal News Radio will begin a three-day series on the problem and some possible solutions to it.

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

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 02:01am EST

Closing the 'gap' gap

White-collar federal workers on average are either overpaid by about 16 percent or paid an average of 26.3 percent less compared to their private-sector counterparts. Those numbers confirm that there is a pay gap. But that's about it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could they both be right? Or wrong?

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

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:00am EST

New snow plan: This time for sure?

Ever since Washington, D.C., became the nation's capital government officials have wrestled without much success with what to do with government workers when it snows, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Yesterday, Uncle Sam got to do a first test of a new government snow plan. So, how did it fare?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , OPM , snow policy

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:00am EST

Congress and you what could possibly go wrong?

A federal worker, who boxed in college and the Army, says in the last two years he's gone from a happy-go-lucky fed to feeling like he's fighting two opponents and the referee, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. So can this get any worse? Short answer, maybe.

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

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Off with your wigs!

No matter what condition your hair is in, the vast majority of federal workers get a new wig every one, two or three years. But that may be about to change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , Congress , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , WIG , step increases , Dennis Ross , Martha Roby , Mike Causey ,

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Not your father's pay raise

Federal workers are considered lucky that the White House wants them to have a 0.5 percent raise next January. But what would G-men and women of your Mom or Dad's era have said to a pay raise of that new word minatude, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

Monday - 02/06/2012, 02:00am EST
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