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Feds Helping/Hurting Economic Recovery

Are federal workers the driving force behind economic recovery, or are fat cat bureaucrats making things worse? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it depends on which set of factoids you read and believe.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate

Monday - 08/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

Federal Workers: A Very Different Breed of Cat

Compared to the private sector, civil servants are a very different breed of cat, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate

Friday - 08/20/2010, 04:00am EDT

Tuition for 200? No Problem!

How would you like to have 20 children in college at the same time? Could you handle it? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that some very generous feds have been handling it very well for a long time

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

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 04:00am EDT

How FEEA helps feds and their families

This week, Mike Causey learns all about the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEEA , Steve Bauer , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 01:21pm EDT

Pay Raises vs. COLAs---Cows vs. Horses

Federal workers are in line for a pay raise in January. Federal retirees are not. How come? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says deflation is the reason.

Tags: Federal Report , COLA , retirement , inflation , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:00am EDT

Lame Ducks & Your Pay Raise

Is there a pay raise in your immediate future? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says while it's on target its fate is tied to the economy, the political climate and maybe a few dozen about to be lame-duck members of Congress.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , lame duck session , cost of living allowance , pay raise

Monday - 08/16/2010, 04:00am EDT

Ford or Lexus Lifestyle for Feds

At the end of the day who's going to have more money, a banker who drives a Lexus or a federal civil servant who owns a Ford or Chevy Cobalt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked a pro and the answer may surprise you.

Tags: pay and benefits , Alan Roth

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 04:00am EDT

FEHBP Dependent Care, Tick, Tock!

Do you have a mid-20s dependent child who doesn't have health insurance? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says relief is on the way, but it may be awhile before it gets to you.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHBP , dependent coverage

Friday - 08/06/2010, 04:00am EDT

NSPS Afterthoughts

In politically super-charged Washington, the rule of thumb is this: never kick them UNTIL they are down. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the punching bag de jour is the fast-fading Bush administration's pay for performance plan. Some loved it, others hated it.

Tags: pay and benefits , NSPS

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 04:00am EDT

Uncle Sam: When in Doubt Move Something

Federal agencies move operations, and people, all the time. Sometimes the reasons are noble: to save taxpayer money, improve operations and for national security. Sometimes they are part of empire-building or please-a-politician reason. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today.

Tags: pay and benefits , GSA , BRAC

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:00am EDT
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