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Feds as reluctant swingers

When you think of federal workers, the term "swinger' isn't the first thing that pops into your head. But after some of the changes politicians want to make, anything could happen.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , pay , Federal Report

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Are You Nervous In The Service?

If you are unhappy in your job, and morale in your office is in the tank, you are not alone. A new survey by Federal News Radio indicates that managers and rank-and-file employees are on the same page when it comes to job satisfaction. Starting tomorrow, Federal News Radio will begin a three-day series on the problem and some possible solutions to it.

Tags: workforce , Federal Report , pay and benefits , morale

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 02:01am EST

Closing the 'gap' gap

White-collar federal workers on average are either overpaid by about 16 percent or paid an average of 26.3 percent less compared to their private-sector counterparts. Those numbers confirm that there is a pay gap. But that's about it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could they both be right? Or wrong?

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , Federal Report

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:00am EST

New snow plan: This time for sure?

Ever since Washington, D.C., became the nation's capital government officials have wrestled without much success with what to do with government workers when it snows, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Yesterday, Uncle Sam got to do a first test of a new government snow plan. So, how did it fare?

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Report , OPM , snow policy

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:00am EST

Will fed's benefits change in 2012?

American Federation of Government Employees President Jacque Simon will discuss whether your federal pay and benefits will be cut this year.
February 8, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Congress , Jacque Simon , American Federation of Government Employees , retirement benefits , budget battle , pay debate , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:12pm EST

Congress and you what could possibly go wrong?

A federal worker, who boxed in college and the Army, says in the last two years he's gone from a happy-go-lucky fed to feeling like he's fighting two opponents and the referee, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. So can this get any worse? Short answer, maybe.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Federal Report , Congress , House , Senate

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Off with your wigs!

No matter what condition your hair is in, the vast majority of federal workers get a new wig every one, two or three years. But that may be about to change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , Congress , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , WIG , step increases , Dennis Ross , Martha Roby , Federal Report

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Not your father's pay raise

Federal workers are considered lucky that the White House wants them to have a 0.5 percent raise next January. But what would G-men and women of your Mom or Dad's era have said to a pay raise of that new word minatude, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Congress , pay raise , Federal Report

Monday - 02/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Causey: Bills target Feds' pay and benefits

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the bills Congress is considering that will affect feds' pay and benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/03/2012, 08:40am EST

Long-term impact of 'Pay Interruptus'

Is a temporary pay freeze better than a permanent cut in your federal benefits package? Or are people ignoring the long-term effects of a "temporary" pay freeze, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , retirement , workforce , Federal Report

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 02:00am EST
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