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Is there life after 50? Short answer: sort of...

In the third guest column in a series of five, a Mike Causey Federal Report reader offers her take on what happens after you age out of the "prime demographic."

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Monday - 12/30/2013, 02:00am EST

A few words from a federal old-timer

In the second guest column in a series of five written by Federal Report readers, a federal old-timer shares his thoughts on the workforce and being a political punching bag as he prepares to retire.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , workforce , sequestration , management

Friday - 12/27/2013, 02:00am EST

Christmas confessions of a 'cheap' federal engineer

In this guest column, a Mike Causey Federal Report reader offers some advice for financial security during the holidays and throughout your federal career.

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Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:00am EST

Holiday greetings and thanks

Whatever your reason for working this holiday, be assured that Senior Correspondent Mike Causey feels your pain, but thankfully from afar.

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Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 02:00am EST

Will a buyout be in your stocking?

Buyouts were a big deal over the last couple of years, but now they seem to have gone away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Or gone underground. Are you hearing anything about buyouts?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , buyouts

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 02:00am EST

It's Dec. 23 ... Why are you working?

How would you label yourself: Indispensable? A loser? Dedicated? A runaway? If you are working today, there has got to be a serious reason, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce

Monday - 12/23/2013, 02:00am EST

A 2-year (or 2-week) breather for feds?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Does the new House-Senate budget agreement buy federal workers and retirees two years of safety, or will the peace treaty unravel two weeks into the upcoming new year?

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

Friday - 12/20/2013, 02:00am EST

Bonus holiday? Always a tough call

Time off around Christmas is often an easy call for the President, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Unless Dec. 25 falls on a Wednesday, which it does this year. So what goes into the decision-making process?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Christmas Eve off

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 02:00am EST

Are we having fun yet?

In the 1920s and '30s, a popular singer-bandleader used to ask his audience, "Is everybody happy?" If he were still on the circuit today, he might modify that to, "Is anybody happy?" Starting with the latest budget deal.

Tags: Mike Causey , budget , workforce

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:00am EST

Your own personal Rorschach test

Personality-wise are you usually happy or sad? Would friends and family describe you as an upper or a downer? The way you view the bipartisan budget deal may tell a lot about whether you are a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty person, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Congress , budget

Monday - 12/16/2013, 02:00am EST
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