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Long-term impact of 'Pay Interruptus'

Is a temporary pay freeze better than a permanent cut in your federal benefits package? Or are people ignoring the long-term effects of a "temporary" pay freeze, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

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

Who's the $4 million fed?

Thanks largely to transfusions from outside retirement plans, Uncle Sam now has 208 employees with million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says,and there's at least one person whose 401(k) plan is worth more than $4 million.

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

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

Election-year survival kit for politicians

A number of self-proclaimed insiders, reporters, lobbyists, think tank residents and a select group of psychics think they know what what's going to be in the election-year survival kit for members of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... and they say you are not going to like it.

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

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 02:00am EST

The thumb of all fears

Congress is about to deal you a hand you won't like, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what if you could pick your predicament? What's the lesser of evils that may be coming your way?

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

Monday - 01/30/2012, 02:00am EST

Diet pensions on the menu?

While many federal workers are worried about their future retirement benefits, some experts say that a possible change in pension rules wouldn't be that big a deal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports ... or would it?

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

Friday - 01/27/2012, 02:00am EST

The Biggest Loser fed version

Many times in life we are faced with options sometimes a variety and none of them are good. That's definitely true for current and retired federal government workers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , FERS , CSRS , FERS supplement , Congress , retirement , annuity , budget

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 02:00am EST

Washington freezes, San Diego sneezes

When there is a major weather event in the Washington, D.C., area, feds in other cities watch, in horror and/or amusement. Like Monday when OPM tested its brand-new foul weather policy, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 02:00am EST

Washington's weather wimps bite back

Monday's weather delay for the D.C. region has people in Chicago, Boston and Pittsburgh wondering why we are such weather wimps. But it may be their fault too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:00am EST

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

A couple of weeks back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote a rare "this-is-good-news" column about federal workers. He would now like to withdraw that column and apologize for what turned out to be irrational exuberance.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Congress , federal unions , pay freeze

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:00am EST

'Jaws 4' coming: Guess who's bait?

There is a new "Jaws 4" movie taking shape and federal and postal workers may play prominent roles as the primary bait. Check it out, if you dare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , CSRS , FERS , Congress , payroll tax

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 02:00am EST
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