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How are you spending your day?

Just because today is a holiday doesn't mean Uncle Sam has shut down. Far from it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Lots of people are in today either because they have to be (as in they are essential) or they want to be (as in dedicated). Either way, have a good day...

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Monday - 01/20/2014, 02:00am EST

Cold weather kit: Bread, or beer & birth control

It's been a rough winter so far in much of the country, with the worst yet to come. So how do you prep for ice and snow? In D.C., people stock up on milk, white bread and toilet paper, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. In colder climates, like Buffalo, they go for a B & B: beer and birth control devices.

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Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:00am EST

Self-plus-one coverage: What's in it for you?

Lots of people inside government are excited about the pending self-plus-one health plan option, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It will cost more than self-only, but less than the standard family plan. So who are the winners and losers?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , self-plus-one , FEHBP , Walton Francis

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 02:00am EST

Take me to your leader: Who's in charge?

If other-world aliens landed next to your building and said "take me to your leader," would you head for Washington, your state capital or your boss on the top floor? Also, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: how did the government once manage to slash the number of managers almost overnight?

Tags: Mike Causey , management , workforce , FMA , Pat Niehaus

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:00am EST

Retirement ride: Will you be going 1st, 2nd or 3rd class?

Thanks to some surgical budget-cutting by Congress and the White House, Uncle Sam now has a three-tiered retirement plan: First-, second- and third-class where the service is the same but the price tag is higher for some than others.

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

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:00am EST

Uncle Sam's less-fat, more-muscle plan...

Want to lose weight, pack on muscle and become more tech savvy? Uncle Sam has this magic plan in the works, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. When approved, it will benefit young and old alike.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement , phased retirement , OPM

Friday - 01/10/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP investments -- everything's gold ... except gold!

If you are a Thrift Savings Plan investor in any of the stock funds, give yourself a pat on the back ... and purse or wallet, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Because everything is gold, except gold itself....

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , retirement , Art Stein

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:00am EST

How cold was it? It was so cold that...

It's been so cold this week that Washington, D.C. has -- temporarily -- lost its title as Wimp City USA. Places like Chicago, Minneapolis and Boston, tough towns, also surrendered to the frigid arctic weather blast, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how cold was it?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 02:00am EST

2014: The year you get that promotion?

Is 2014 shaping up to be the year you get your first promotion in a long time? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out what could be a retirement surge in February.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement , retirement tsunami

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Mission Accomplished, almost...

Hope you had a good holiday season and are ready for whatever 2014 brings, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It's hardly likely to be worse than 2013, unless of course it is. Keep your New Year's resolutions handy. This time for sure...

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Monday - 01/06/2014, 02:00am EST
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