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Will Congress cut the size of the federal workforce?

For a long time now, lawyers have been the dominant profession in the House and Senate. But, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe we could use some more doctors and carpenters who understand the measure-twice-cut-once rule.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , staffing cuts , Federal Report , IRS

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

The day after Independence Day

Lots of people took the day off - from work and from reading - yesterday. Which is why senior correspondent Mike Causey saved his favorite Independence Day tribute for the day after.

Tags: Independence Day , workforce , gordon sinclair , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 02:01am EDT

July 4th holiday timeout

Are you enjoying your day off? So is senior correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: vacation , July 4 , workforce , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/04/2011, 02:01am EDT

Congress coming after federal slackers

Feds who goof off on the job, or who spend all day surfing the net, watching the clock or on personal business are in for trouble. Congress is coming. So why are the vast majority of civil servants not quaking in their boots? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells all.

Tags: poor performance , workforce , pay and benefits , pay , Congress , Federal Report

Friday - 07/01/2011, 02:01am EDT

Is the buyout fairy knocking on your door?

Coming soon to a federal agency near you - buyouts. So do you fit the profile? Are you buyout bait or, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, will you be the last person left to turn out the lights?

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

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:01am EDT

Six Percent Pay Cut is Still Halfway Home

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has something to take your mind off the possibility of an extended pay freeze. Forget about that and concentrate on the highly-likely prospect of a 5 to 6 percent permanent pay cut.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement benefits , FERS , CSRS ,

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

Overpaid Feds? Uncle Sam Doesn't Do Retail

How many hamburger flippers, box-store greeters and grocery store baggers does Uncle Sam employ? Short answer, not too many which Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says may explain while federal salaries are bigger than in many sections of the private sector.

Tags: pay , pay debate ,

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:00am EDT

Last Call 4 E Z LTC

If you are thinking about long term care insurance you have until Friday to qualify for the goverrment's LTC program under so-called abbreviated underwriting rules. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says after that it will be much harder to qualify for coverage.

Tags: pay and benefits , LTC

Monday - 06/20/2011, 04:00am EDT

Retirees Eye 3.5 Percent Raise!

With 4-months to go in the cost of living adjustment countdown, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports federal, military and Social Security retirees are in line for a 3.5 percent raise. What has to happen between now and October?

Tags: pay and benefits , COLA

Friday - 06/17/2011, 04:00am EDT
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