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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expects about half of the taxpayers who call the agency this tax season for help to not reach anyone. He says budget cuts and workforce reductions make good customer service impossible at the IRS. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells In Depth with Francis Rose that as bad as that sounds, it's actually worse.

Tags: In Depth , IRS

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:37pm EST
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Fake the IRS: Adopt Fido or Boots the Kitty before Dec. 31

If you've ever contemplated fiddling with your federal income taxes, 2014 may be the year to go for it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , John Koskinen , IRS

Friday - 12/19/2014, 02:00am EST

Washington's secret (until now) shutdown squad

Who are the decision makers in Washington, D.C.? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not who you think.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce , closure policy , operating status

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:00am EST

Reaction to President Obama's meeting with the SES

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will give her thoughts on President Barack Obama's speech to members of the Senior Executives Service.
December 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , President Barack Obama , SES reforms , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:13pm EST

Executive morale: A blast from the past

Washington is a place where politicians from all sides are unveiling "new ideas." Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says whether an idea is new or a reinvention of the wheel, there are people out there ready to praise or savage it.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , Carol Bonosaro , workforce , management , Senior Executives Association

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:00am EST

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Lockheed Martin faces a class-action lawsuit against 120,000 employees for how it handles their 401(k) retirement plans. The case focuses on whether the company's provider made the employees pay higher fees than they needed to and made bad investment decisions. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there isn't a direct connection between the Lockheed Martin case and federal employees. But he told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley they should pay attention to what happens afterward.

Tags: Sean McCalley , Francis Rose , In Depth , Lockheed Martin , 401(k)

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:42pm EST
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401(k) shakeup coming?

Federal and postal investors are entitled to feel a little bit smug as they follow what could be a landmark pension management case involving one of the nation's biggest firms. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says so can the people who set up and run the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: 401(k) , TSP , Federal Report

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 02:00am EST

Kicking the CIA: Wait your turn!

With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's 500-page report, columnists and politicians are pounding the Central Intelligence Agency. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe the Senate should broaden its inquiry.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Drive , CIA , torture

Monday - 12/15/2014, 02:00am EST

Government shutdowns: The 'real' losers

Many federal employees were impacted by the 2013 government shutdown. But the negative effect such shutdowns have on some groups, such as government contract employees, often goes unnoticed, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , government shutdown , industry , contracting

Friday - 12/12/2014, 02:00am EST

How safe is your pension? Can you say Detroit!

The primary federal pensions plans -- CSRS and FERS --are the gold-standard compared to virtually any private-sector pension plan. But how safe are they? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , pension , CSRS , FERS , Jessica Klement , NARFE , retirement , pay and benefits

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 02:00am EST
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