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TSP? Maybe ... FERS? No!

When it comes to certain federal benefits, President Barack Obama and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have something in common. One of them is admiration for the federal Thrift Savings Plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey Says.

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Thursday - 05/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Feds on the menu: Fried, boiled or stewed?

Ever play the horrible choices game? My kids loved it. They would give me three or four options, all of them disgusting and dangerous, and I had to pick one. When I cracked and did, they would go eeewww! Because I made such a disgusting choice. Anyhow, you may want to learn the rules.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , buyouts , RIFs

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Time to privatize your job?

What if you could sign up for Social Security at Sears or file your taxes at Walmart? That hasn't yet but the Postal Service has a plan to open up offices in Staples stores nationwide, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. People employed by Staples, not the U.S. government, would sell stamps, handle package, sort mail, etc. So, what could go wrong?

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Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

Is this the code to future buyouts, RIFs?

Is the key to possible buyouts or layoffs next year contained in a new directive, M-14-07, out of Washington? Maybe you can solve the riddle, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Gridlock's not such a dirty word

Looking for action, drama and excitement in your life? Forget about Congress this year because you'll get more information and action watching "The Real Housewives of Orange County" on TV, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:00am EDT

Disability retirement: Avoid it if you can!

There are certain policies and benefits that you hope never to collect. That includes getting back the premiums you pay for homeowners' fire insurance, long-term care health premiums and disability retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pension benefits: Not all feds are created equal

When it comes to retirement benefits, not all federal workers pay the same, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. In fact, the giant Federal Employees Retirement System, or FERS, now has three tiers.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 02:00am EDT

A buyout offer you cannot refuse!

They say everybody has a price, so what's yours? How much money would you have to have, in the form of a buyout, to retire? Would $50,000 do it? Go a little higher, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , buyouts

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

Is it your turn for a buyout?

Are you waiting for a buyout offer before you retire? Is your plan to work until you drop unless Uncle Sam shows you the money? If so, you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

The G-Man who never was -- and still isn't

How would you like it if the government told you that you didn't officially exist? And if it did, it would say you were an alien from a town and country that is no longer there! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for the story of the "Fed Without A Country."

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 02:00am EDT
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