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Is this as good as it gets?

They say that in Russia, many older people now long for the good old days when Joseph Stalin ran things. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: What if in the near future federal workers look back to pay freezes, furloughs and shutdowns as if they were the good old days?

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

Are those buzzards or sharks circling your cubicle?

After years of frozen pay, furloughs and shutdowns, federal workers have a new, legitimate, complaint, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are lonely and they are being watched at the same time!

Tags: federal report , workforce , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Medicare Part B: The $1,200 question

With apologies to Shakespeare, the most common question federal workers ask at benefits seminars is the To B or Not to B question. Should they pay $1,200 a year for Medicare Part B, or rely on their federal health plan? Short answer: It depends, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , federal report , retirement , Medicare Part B , David Snell

Monday - 04/07/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Calls for changes to federal pay usually revolve around how much you make versus the private sector. But Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about the differences between feds doing the same jobs in different parts of the country in his column today. Mike used the opening of a joke as the title of his column: "A GS-15 walks into a bar: The bartender says why the long face?" But Francis Rose asked him, what's the punch line?

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:39pm EDT
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A GS-15 walks into a bar: The bartender says why the long face?

When it comes to pay at the top of the civil-service rungs, all men and women are not created, or at least treated, the same, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Bosses in Houston make more than their counterparts in D.C. Who, in turn, out-earn their colleagues in Cincinnati.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , pay

Friday - 04/04/2014, 05:00am EDT

The End Is Near ... again

A wise IRS employee, who is also a movie buff and student of life in government, says that every federal employee should see the classic film, Casablanca. The one where the police chief tells his men, with a wink and a nod, to round up the usual suspects. Seeing the movie should calm down some people who are currently very nervous in the civil service, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's going on on Capitol Hill?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement will give us an update on pending legislation affecting federal workers and retirees.
April 2, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , pensions , healthcare benefits , CSRS , Social Security , federal pay , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:33pm EDT
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Election-year politics, pay raises & health plans

Is your 2015 pay raise going to be 1 percent or 3.3 percent? Are federal workers going to stay in their own health plans or will they be forced to move into one of the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act? Read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , Congress

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

Rush hour or sleep late? Your call!

The way things are going, a lot of long-time feds are doing the math to see how much longer they can afford to work. So do you keep fighting rush-hour traffic or give yourself the option to sleep late? Follow the money, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , David Snell , COLAs , NARFE

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Another effort to quantify morale at your is underway. The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), tells the Government Accountability Office to look at a number of factors that might affect employee morale. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he's seen it all before.

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 03/31/2014, 05:55pm EDT
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