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Roth TSP is NOT a Roth IRA!

Do you know the difference between a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP option? Because if you don't, it could cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and in future income when you retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , TSP , Roth TSP , Greg Long , Kim Weaver , workforce

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam tackles demon rum ... again!

Is Prohibition, which ended in 1933, coming back to federal offices? Will root-beer-based martinis be the new drink of choice of federal party-goers? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders: Has it already started?

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

Monday - 05/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Feds: Answering to a higher power

Are naughty, stupid or arrogant federal workers any different than their private-sector counterparts, who have also been known to do naughty, stupid or illegal things while on the job? The short answer: It depends, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , agency scandals

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retirement tsunami: On or off?

The number of federal workers who retired last year was up big-time. Many experts thought the long-awaited retirement tsunami was upon us, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Until last month when it slowed dramatically. So what does that mean for you?

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

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 02:00am EDT

People who live in glass houses shouldn't...

When government workers foul up we know their name, rank and serial number, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But when someone in the media makes an inexcusable 'mistake' his or her name is kept secret for privacy reasons. So, what's wrong with this picture?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , GSA , Secret Service , scandals

Monday - 05/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam: Eagle Scout or Charlie Sheen?

Are the recent GSA and Secret Service scandals the tip of the iceberg or just business as usual? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Is Uncle Sam, in reality, more like Charlie Sheen than an Eagle Scout?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , management , GSA , Secret Service

Friday - 05/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

The cup of indignation runneth over

A few party animals at the GSA and Secret Service have made life easier for late-night talk show hosts, commentators, and people and politicians who just don't like the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But the most angry, irate and stunned people are the 99.999 percent of feds who haven't done anything.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , GSA , Secret Service

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Scandals lay federal workforce bare

Citizens who follow the news — which is usually bad, and hence, news — must be thinking that feds are party animals, whether they are in Las Vegas or Colombia. But Uncle Sam has more than his share of good people, too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , GSA scandal , GSA , Secret Service

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

This is not a drill!

After years of false alarms about benefit cuts and a brain drain, things are starting to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The federal retirement program may be the next casualty.

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

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:00am EDT
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