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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

Still Breathing? Here's Your Raise!

So which is more likely to happen: A white collar federal worker is denied a pay raise for unsatisfactory service or a tourist is mauled by a crazed goat in New York's central park or struck by lightening in front of the White House? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer shouldn't surprise you.

Tags: pay and benefits , within-grade increases

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

Anti-poverty insurance for feds?

Do you have anti-bankruptcy or anti-poverty insurance? If not, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reminds you that you have until the end of next week to sign up for a government-endorsed plan at group rates.

Tags: pay and benefits , long term care insurance , benefits

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 02:01am EDT

Long term care plans offer variety for feds

Host Mike Causey is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien from Federal Long Term Care Partners and Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins to talk about long term care and an update on the bills that could impact feds.
June 15, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal workforce , Federal Times , Steve Losey , Congress , Your Turn , Federal Long Term Care Partners , long term care , Paul Forte , Beth O'Brien

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 10:53pm EDT
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Congress should measure twice, cut workforce once

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: pay and benefits , workforce , IRS , Congress , workforce reductions

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 02:01am EDT

Hiring Freeze Hangover

If there is a federal hiring freeze, how will it affect your agency, your operation and your job? What are the odds that you and your agency might be exempt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that if the past is prologue they may be better than you think.

Tags: pay and benefits , cutbacks , job cuts , hiring freeze , workforce

Monday - 06/13/2011, 04:00am EDT

What do senior executives think about proposed cuts in the federal workforce?

Host Mike Causey is joined by Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, and Federal Times senior staff writer Steve Losey. They will discuss federal pay and benefits and plans in Congress to cut them.
June 8, 2011(Encore presentation July 6, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , Carol Bonosaro , federal workforce , Federal Times , Steve Losey , Congress , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 11:09pm EDT
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