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COLA For Retirees/Pay Raise for Postals!

Just when it looked like federal workers have hit rock bottom, it turns out that two big chunks of the government family may be in for some good news. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there may be pay raises for some postal workers and the return of the COLA for retirees.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay raise , COLA , Defense , USPS , elephants

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

Why are Feds so Sad in Bed

Has your partner told you that you are terrible in the sack? That your nightmares are ruining your relationship? If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some interesting questions and maybe a few answers that will help you get a better night's sleep.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate

Monday - 03/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Retirement Tidal Wave or Work Till You Drop?

If they change retirement rules, will you bail out or will they find you cold in your cubicle clutching your shriveled TSP statement? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should consider the math and look before you leap.

Tags: pay and benefits , high 3 , retirement

Friday - 03/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

Downsize Government: Congress First

What would happen if Congress became a part-time institution? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe it's already happened.

Tags: pay and benefits , downsizing , Congress

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:00am EDT

How feds help feds survive the worst

The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

Tags: shutdown , budget , pay and benefits , FEEA , retirees , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , furlough , USPS , Steve Bauer

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:00pm EDT
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Shutdown Survival Tip: Have Lots of Money!

In the event of an emergency like a government-wide shutdown you want to have six months cash to cover your bills while Congress gets its act together. Where, you ask, do you find that financial cushion? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells you about how some members of Congress did it in the 1990s.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEEA , shutdown , budget

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

Causey: Fed managers tired of fed bashing

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey brings an update of federal managers' mood from the Federal Managers Association conference in Arlington, Va.

Tags: Federal Managers Association , fed bashing , Dorobek Insider , management , budget , pay debate

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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Ineffective Government: Are Politicians The Problem?

Are politicians who say federal workers are underworked, overpaid and out of touch onto something or do they have another agenda? And, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, right, or wrong, is it possible that their bureaucrat-bashing will create the kind of government they claim they are trying to avoid.

Tags: pay and benefits , management

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 04:00am EDT

The Political Appointee Timebomb Curse

All federal workers have a political appointee as their big boss. And what they say goes, until they go. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the clock is ticking for thousands of noncareer appointees who are on, or about to go on, life support.

Tags: pay and benefits , SES , political appointees , Burrowing in

Monday - 03/14/2011, 04:00am EDT

Beware the Idle Hands of March

The upcoming March Madness basketball playoffs will be a major event in many federal offices. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey hears some consider it a morale builder, while other feds say its a waste of time equivalent to sleeping on the job or grooming your cat on government time.

Tags: pay and benefits , March Madness

Friday - 03/11/2011, 04:00am EST
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