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Annuity Reduction: Connecting the Dots

Benefit checks of most federal/postal retirees shrunk this month and Washington is playing the blame game to determine who is responsible. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it'll be the IRS, OPM or the lame duck Congress, almost for sure.

Tags: pay and benefits , Making Work Pay , tax credit

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 04:00am EST

Closing policies outside D.C. explored

The federal government in the Washington area has so far shut down one day because of snow and another time authorized workers to leave two hours early because of a pending snowstorm. What would Chicago do? How about Atlanta? We ask Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , weather closings , Federal Executive Board

Monday - 02/07/2011, 09:31am EST

Fed Snow Rules Vary City By City

When a major snowstorm threatens, does your federal agency release people early, or shutdown altogether? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it mostly depends on where you live and work.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , dismissal guidance

Monday - 02/07/2011, 04:00am EST

Federal Commuter Heal Thyself?

If you lived through, or observed, the blizzard of last week, how do you think Washington did? Was Uncle Sam wise to give feds a day off, then an early-release and is it up to Uncle Sam or should federal workers be more proactive? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey hears from feds.

Tags: pay and benefits , telework , OPM , dismissal policy

Friday - 02/04/2011, 04:00am EST

Winter In Washington: When Sex, Politics, and Football Fail

What do the director of the Office of Personnel Management, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Washington's electric power company have in common? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says all three of them are having a very tough winter and it's only going to get worse.

Tags: pay and benefits , telework , OPM , John Berry

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 04:00am EST

Congressional Delay Eats Into Retirees Checks

If you are a government or military retiree, odds are your retirement check for January was a little light. So what happened? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you can blame your benefit cut on the lame duck Congress, but relief is on the way.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement checks , COLA , tax cuts

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 04:00am EST

Tremor or Earthquake? Hang Tight

What does President Obama's plan to shake-up and streamline the government mean to your agency and your job? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says most feds have been through this before and that as always, the devil is in the details.

Tags: pay and benefits , reforms

Monday - 01/31/2011, 04:00am EST

Uncle Sam's Morning After

Every time we have a snowstorm here in your very hilly nation's capital, survivors emerge the next morning with tales of the horror of their commute and the bravery they exhibited getting to and from work. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey examines the morning after.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , snow

Friday - 01/28/2011, 04:00am EST

Snowstorms Inspire Telework Talk

Every time it snows in Washington people in high places rediscover the joys of teleworking. So what are the odds you will be working from home in the next couple of years? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says don't sell your car just yet.

Tags: pay and benefits , telework

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 04:00am EST

New Congress: Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

If you are a vintage movie buff, especially of science fiction classics, you may understand why the membership and the rhetoric of the new Congress reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey of one of his boyhood favorites from Hollywood: The Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

Tags: pay and benefits , fed bashing , pay cut , pay freeze

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 04:00am EST
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