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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

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

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

Forecast: Short Pause In Bureaucrat Bashing

Are you sick of politicians telling you that you are overpaid, underworked, pampered bureaucrats? If so Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some good news. You may be in for a brief respite from anti-government types. The bad news is that if it happens it won't be for long.

Tags: pay and benefits , fed bashing

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 04:00am EST

Feds Customize 2012 Survival Kits

With a 2-year pay freeze in place and politicians looking at your job and retirement benefits are you suddenly nervous in the civil service? Given the economic outlook are you ready to pull the plug or hang in there until better times. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is hearing it both ways.

Tags: pay and benefits , buyouts , high 3 , high 5

Monday - 01/10/2011, 04:00am EST
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