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What has Congress done for you lately?

Jessica Klement, legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association, joins host Mike Causey for a look at how members of Congress voted on legislation that matters to feds.
October 15, 2014

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , Your Turn , Congress , Andy Medici

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 11:57am EDT

2015: New year, old threats

Feds won't need to consult tea leaves or gaze into a crystal ball to see what Congress congress has in store for them next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it will be the same old, same old again.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , cost of living , Mike Causeys Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Are you guilty of procurement?

Uncle Sam is the biggest, shopper, consumer, buyer in the world. Everything from aircraft and weapons systems to protective suits used by medical personnel dealing with Ebola. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey preview's Federal News Radio's special report, "The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform."

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Drive , procurement , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

This year's Columbus Day feels like...Columbus Day. But that's news if you consider last year's Columbus Day was in the middle of a government shutdown. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey recaptures that moment in his column. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tells Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley what the experience was like then and how it compares to today.

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 10/13/2014, 04:15pm EDT

Columbus Day 2014: Remember where you were this time last year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey channels some government employees from 1492 -- namely, Christopher Columbus and the crews of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce , shutdown

Monday - 10/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The backlog of retirement claims is shrinking at the Office of Personnel Management. That's partly due to OPM receiving1,000 fewer claims in September than expected. Still, about 6,000 federal employees chose a day last month as their best day to retire. But September might not be the best month for everyone. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells Sean McCalley on In Depth with Francis Rose what's really the best day to retire.

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 10/10/2014, 05:24pm EDT

Maximizing your final hours, or, What a difference a day makes!

Does it really matter which day a federal employee decides to retire? Yes, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and he introduces readers to the expert who's come up with a system to help feds choose their best retirement day.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , National Institute of Transition Planning

Friday - 10/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Open season for federal health insurance plans starts on Nov. 10. The hardest part of the process might be summoning the motivation to participate. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the biggest problem facing federal employees is persuading them that they might save a lot of money on health insurance this year. He spoke with Sean McCalley on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:48pm EDT

Sleepwalking (or not) through open season

If past is prologue, most federal and postal workers will either sleepwalk through the open season and do nothing. Others will wait until the last minute, shop frantically and, in most cases, stick with the plan they've been in for years, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , pay and benefits , health care premiums

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

When is the best day for you to retire?

The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation.
October 8, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , best date to retire , annual leave , federal retirement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , VA , workers compensation , charitable giving , USPS , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:54pm EDT
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