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Spring break for feds

It's spring break for federal workers and retirees, mainly because Congress is out of town, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:00am EDT

Your TSP account: By the numbers

The Thrift Savings Plan is on a roll and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has got all the details.

Tags: TSP , CSRS , FERS , retirement , benefits , Mike Causeys Federal Report

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:00am EDT

Pension envy impacts mixed marriages

While it's not quite as tragic as "Romeo and Juliet", marriages between feds with one in the CSRS retirement plan and the other in FERS can be a tricky thing, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , CSRS , FERS , retirement

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:00am EDT

No more fireproof feds

Members of Congress are pursuing legislation that would make it easier to fire federal employees for misconduct or malfeasance. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the lawmakers are focusing on career civil servants, namely members of the Senior Executive Service.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , firing , workforce , management

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 03:00am EDT

The end is near ... again

A wise IRS employee, who is also a movie buff and student of life in government, says that every federal employee should see the classic film, Casablanca. The one where the police chief tells his men, with a wink and a nod, to round up the usual suspects. Seeing the movie should calm down some people who are currently very nervous in the civil service, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

Feeling lonely? Defense by the numbers

Do you know how many fellow federal workers live in your city, your congressional district or your state? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you probably don't, but you should take comfort in knowing that you're most likely not alone.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 03:00am EDT

'Self plus one' offers premium break for two-person families

It's always good to know your options, especially when it comes to figuring out your health insurance premiums next year, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , benefits , health insurance , FEHBP

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Congress , budget , pay and benefits , health care , benefits , TSP , G-fund , Federal Report , House Budget Committee

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT

Abolish the IRS. What a great idea

In 18th century Paris, the cry "off with their heads" was directed mainly at aristocrats, many of whom had been living a little too high off the hog. In 21st century Washington, folks nominated for the chop are guilty of one heinous crime. They are taxpayers who also happen to work for the Internal Revenue Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Federal Report , IRS , Ted Cruz , workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 02:00am EDT

Answers to your retirement questions

David Snell, NARFE's director of retirement services, will answer you retirement questions, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will give us an update on the latest news on Capitol Hill.
March 25, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , David Snell , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Congress , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 08:35pm EDT
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