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Possible congressional changes: the good, the bad, the ugly

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott are joined by Federal News Radio's own Mike Causey for a discussion on the latest federal issues affecting federal employees.
April 4, 2011

Tags: shutdown , pay and benefits , John Elliott , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/04/2011, 01:46pm EDT
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Buyout Predictor Guidelines

When it comes to predicting agency buyout plans, it is as simple as winning a bundle in Las Vegas or getting rich by buying low and selling high. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, the winners are older feds who want out and younger people who want to keep their job, and maybe get a promotion too.

Tags: pay and benefits , buyouts , Las Vegas , VERA , VSIPs , USPS

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

Shutdown Fears Cure ED - Really

Older federal workers, who often suffer from ED, are suddenly in demand among their younger colleagues eager to hear about how they survived the last time Congress and then Mother Nature shutdown the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports

Tags: Mike Causey's Federal Report , pay and benefits , shutdown

Friday - 04/01/2011, 06:00am EDT

Shutdown, Furloughs, and Givebacks

Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Steve Losey, financial planner Arthur Stein, and president of the Senior Executives Association Carol Bonosaro join us to answer your questions.

Tags: shutdown , budget , pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , furlough , Steve Losey , Arthur Stein , Carol Bonasaro , pay freeze , SES

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 08:16am EDT
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Shutdown Clock: 10 Days and Ticking

April 8 could be S-day. S as in shutdown for hundreds of thousands of nonpostal federal workers. The White House is fuming. Congress is feuding and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many federal workers are concerned about an extended time out without pay.

Tags: pay and benefits , shutdown , CR , budget

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:00am EDT

Furloughs & Government by Part-timers!

If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn't work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , shutdown , furlough

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

SES Pay Raise Giveback!

If you are a member of the SES, the bad news is that Uncle Sam wants you to give up all of the performance-pay raise you got last year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the good news is that you won't have to pay back what you've already been given and probably spent.

Tags: pay and benefits , SES , pay freeze

Friday - 03/25/2011, 04:00am EDT

Destroying Government to Save It

Some members of Congress believe that the best way to improve government services is to break the spirit of people who work for government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's one way, but not necessarily the smart way, to do business.

Tags: pay and benefits , high 3 , FERS , pay debate

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

Feds rarely denied raise for poor performance

Federal Times' Steve Watkins and Steve Losey discuss the likelihood of bills targeting federal employees will have enough votes to pass.

Tags: Your Turn , pay and benefits , budget , Steve Losey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , retirement , Congress

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 01:50pm EDT
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Federal Offices or Adult Day Care Centers?

If Congress and the White House change your retirement plan, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, will it produce a tidal wave of retirements or will it turn your office in the government version of an adult day care center?

Tags: pay and benefits , High-3 , high 5 , pay freeze

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 04:00am EDT
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