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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a sequestration-driven furlough tsunami that threatens to bury one very small, but important, federal agency that is seeing its 30-year workload record being shattered almost daily, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Here's a horrible thought to start off your week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've had your pay frozen and maybe you have been furloughed with more mandatory time-outs to come. But what if these are the good old days right now? That it can't get any better than this...
What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.
If you are thinking about a new job or are advising a nonfed friend or relative how to join the G-club, here are some words of advice, courtesy of a long-time Federal Report reader.
At some point, usually early on, each new presidential administration learns a few things about the federal government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The end result? Reinventing the wheel every four to eight years.
Many of the sequestration-imposed dollar cuts have been aimed at federal workers. But that's changing. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are signs that government contractors and businesses that depend on the federal salary dollar are starting to feel the squeeze too. And not in places you would readily suspect.
Things have rarely been worse for members of the federal family, according to benefits expert John Grobe, of Federal Career Experts. The white-collar federal pay freeze is in its third year. The White House and GOP-led House of Representatives are seeing eye-to-eye on a number of changes in the federal benefits package that, if they become law, could cost you big bucks in the future.
As the early heat wave continues in large sections of the nation, many federal workers are learning the naked truth about some of their very hot co-workers. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that in many cases, they don't like what they are seeing.
Furloughs have hit half the federal workforce, and the financial impact has been hard on many of them. But for many members of the federal family, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, the worst may be yet to come — things like layoffs and cutbacks in the federal retirement and health insurance programs in the new fiscal year.
When disaster strikes areas populated by federal workers, a mystery man with a suitcase full of cash usually shows up the next day. Some of the money comes from people like you, but there are also big-time corporations that write some very big checks. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: Who are they, and why are they doing it?