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Lifeguard duty on Labor Day

Even though it's a federal holiday, the one when working folks are supposed to rest, Uncle Sam has millions of lifeguards - civilian and military - on duty today. For obvious reasons. And even if you can't see them, they are there, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce

Monday - 09/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

The last thong of summer?

As the unofficial end of summer arrives, feds are packing up their sneakers, thongs, spandex and comfortable clothes and donning their professional business attire -- or maybe not, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce ,

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pay raises vs. COLAs: Are the numbers cooked?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has lots in common with actor George Clooney. Yet, they may differ on what's cheap, what's a bargain and what's an outrage.

Tags: COLA , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

The COLA countdown

Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients.
August 27, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , COLAs , Tom Temin , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Congress , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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Congress returns: Tanned, rested and ready to rest some more ...

Members of Congress are returning to Capitol Hill with a full plate of issues to resolve, namely a Continuing Resolution to fend off a potential government shutdown. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they better hop to before they head out on the campaign trail.

Tags: Congress , continuing resolution , budget ,

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 02:00am EDT

Health insurance for life, but only if you ...

Are you going to have to work three, four or five years longer than you expected to ensure that you'll retire with coverage from the federal employee health program? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains some of the ramifications of the "five-year rule."

Tags: retirement , FEHBP , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

A multi year delay on phased retirements is over with the release of the final rule from the Office of Personnel Management. Some people have hammered OPM over how long it took to get phased retirement up and running. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells In Depth with Francis Rose the delays may wind up being worth it.

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

It was just a year ago that feds were facing furloughs and worrying about a possible government shutdown. Things sure have changed, haven't they?

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , shutdown , workforce ,

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

July living costs, January COLA drop

Thanks to a slight dip in July living costs, the tentative inflation-catch up for millions of retired Americans now stands at 1.8 percent. But, feds have two more months to endure before they know what their cost of living adjustment will be next January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , COLA , CPI

Friday - 08/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Options: Feds have plenty of them

So, you're reaping the benefits of your Thrift Savings Plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you still may be missing out on a host of other federal benefits that are available to you.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , TSP

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:00am EDT
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