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The High-5 Monster Under Feds' Beds

Even the most rational, self-controlled federal and postal workers sometimes have nightmares about their jobs. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says chief among them is the fear that Uncle Sam is going to change the rules, drastically reducing lifetime retirement payments.

Tags: retirement , high 5 , high 3 , COLA , benefits , pay and benefits , Congress ,

Friday - 05/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

Berry: Events offer 'teaching moment' on feds' contributions

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry discusses the work of federal employees as part of Public Service Recognition Week.
May 4, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Office of Personnel Management , John Berry , Public Service Recognition Week , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 09:13pm EDT

Faceless Feds Nail Osama

Millions of Americans went to bed Sunday night as disgruntled taxpayers but woke up Monday morning as jubilant, cheering parts of the federal family team. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes what a difference a day makes!

Tags: pay and benefits , Osama bin Laden

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 04:00am EDT

Dining With the Real Stars

What is the government version of "Dancing with the Stars" or the Nobel Peace Prize? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its the annual SEA Presidential Distinguished Rank Award which attracts a crowd that could give Nobel laureates a run for their money.

Tags: pay and benefits , SEA , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards

Friday - 04/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

Foolproof Way to Lose Your Job

Uncle Sam is thinking about doubling the probationary period for new hires and for some promotions. So how would that affect you? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey takes a look at the proposal.

Tags: pay and benefits , probationary period

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 04:00am EDT

Estate planning and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by estate planner Tom O'Rourke to discuss what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order. Also, Federal Times reporter Steve Losey gives us an update on a couple of bills making their way through Congress.
April 27, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning , Tom O' Rourke , IRS , Federal Times , pay freeze , federal workforce , Your Turn , Congress , budget , Steve Losey

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 11:02pm EDT

Find Your Hidden Estate: It's There!

Whether you are a GS 7, postal clerk or member of the SES (active or retired) you've got an estate. So do you know what (and where ) it is and what you are worth, dead or alive? Checkout Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today and especially his Your Turn radio show which starts at 10 a.m.

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 04:00am EDT

How will the TSA union vote be decided?

Workers at Uncle Sam's most touchy/feely agency must soon decide which union they want to represent them...even if they don't like any of the choices. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ask so how's that going to work?

Tags: TSA , AFGE , NTEU , Federal Report , union

Friday - 04/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

3 Year Pay Freeze is the Good News?

Did you ever think you'd live (and work) long enough to the point where a pay freeze of "only" 3 years would come across as good news? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says these may be the good old days right now.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , COLA

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Long term care and more

Federal Times editor Steve Watkins joins host Mike Causey for a lively discussion of the big issues affecting feds.
April 20, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , For Your Benefit , Tammy Flanagan , long term care , Your Turn ,

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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