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What's Next: Sackcloth Uniforms For Feds?

If things go as they should, the federal worker of the not too distant future will wear a uniform: Shorts and T-shirts in the summer and a sackcloth jumpsuit in the winter...with togas for members of Congress. Mike Causey says it's a win-win idea whose time has come...and you know why!

Tags: pay and benefits , federal report , Congress , Civil Service Sackcloth Suit

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST

Whack DC But Hit Denver & Houston

With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate , furloughs , pay freeze , layoff , BRAC , Mike Coffman , Kevin Brady

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 04:00am EST

Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , pay rates , pension , downsizing , Interior , GSA , Commerce , SSA , High-3

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST

For Some Feds: a 1.7 Percent COLA

Most federal workers and most federal retirees didn't get a pay raise or a cost of living adjustment this year. But for a smaller group of retired feds, a 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment has just kicked in. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.

Tags: pay and benefits , COLA

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 04:00am EST

Happy Holiday (you need it)

If you are working today, thanks for being there. We are too. And we like the company. Especially yours. If you are off, that's even better. Get some rest or go spend some money somewhere. We'll resume the (mostly) bad news tomorrow but for today kick back, relax and check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: pay and benefits , MLK holiday

Monday - 01/17/2011, 04:00am EST

Causey on the likelihood of a federal furlough

WFED's Mike Causey responds to the introduction of a bill that mandates two weeks of furlough for federal employees.

Tags: Mike Coffman , furlough , pay and benefits , Dorobek Insider , Congress , pay debate

Friday - 01/14/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Die at Your Desk Club has Immediate Openings!

Thanks to congressional interest in federal retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says membership in the Die At Your Desk Club may soar. So what's the deal and what are the proposed changes?

Tags: pay and benefits , HR 235 , pay freeze , high 3

Friday - 01/14/2011, 04:00am EST

Read This, Save $146.4 Billion!

So how do you sell something to Congress and the public? You must make sure that the numbers you present look good...even if they don't make sense. Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is now in possession of the magic numbers formula and if you read today's column you can save yourself $124.6 billion.

Tags: pay and benefits , federal spending , furloughs , job cuts

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 04:00am EST

What will happen to feds in 2011?

This week's show is all about you - the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress?
January 12, 2011

Tags: Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Andrew Tilghman , Federal Times , Your Turn , pay and benefits , pay freeze , government shutdown , Congress , deficit reduction commission , furlough , Jolie Lee , management , contracting

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:48am EST
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Fixing FPS gets another shot

Are changes coming to the federal protective service? We'll hear from Mississippi representative Bennie Thompson who says that change MUST happen, and soon.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , Bennie Thompson , Federal Protective Service , legislation , Federal Drive , FPS , DHS , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:36am EST
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