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It's your choice: Bankruptcy insurance or catastrophic coverage

During open season, feds and retirees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program have dozens of choices ranging from low-premium health maintenance organizations to plans that provide national and worldwide coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , FEHBP , health care , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Ebola and your job description

Over the coming weeks and months, many federal workers and military personnel will be involved in the fight to contain, then isolate and eliminate the disease. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what measures agencies will be taking to protect those workers.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , ICE , CBP , Ebola

Monday - 10/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

Anybody got a $1,000 toilet seat?

Remember the good old days when federal buyers were paying $435 for a claw hammer? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey does and wonders whether the federal government ever really learned its lesson.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

A holiday by any other name: Columbus, go home?

Most feds had Monday off thanks to Columbus Day, but some cities celebrate the day as Indigenous People's Day. One IRS worker tells Senior Correspondent Mike Causey the federal government may want to reconsider honoring the Italian explorer.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 02:00am EDT

What has Congress done for you lately?

Jessica Klement, legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association, joins host Mike Causey for a look at how members of Congress voted on legislation that matters to feds.
October 15, 2014

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , Your Turn , Congress , Andy Medici

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 11:57am EDT

2015: New year, old threats

Feds won't need to consult tea leaves or gaze into a crystal ball to see what Congress congress has in store for them next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it will be the same old, same old again.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , cost of living , Mike Causeys Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Are you guilty of procurement?

Uncle Sam is the biggest, shopper, consumer, buyer in the world. Everything from aircraft and weapons systems to protective suits used by medical personnel dealing with Ebola. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey preview's Federal News Radio's special report, "The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform."

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Drive , procurement , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

This year's Columbus Day feels like...Columbus Day. But that's news if you consider last year's Columbus Day was in the middle of a government shutdown. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey recaptures that moment in his column. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tells Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley what the experience was like then and how it compares to today.

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 10/13/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Columbus Day 2014: Remember where you were this time last year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey channels some government employees from 1492 -- namely, Christopher Columbus and the crews of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce , shutdown

Monday - 10/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The backlog of retirement claims is shrinking at the Office of Personnel Management. That's partly due to OPM receiving1,000 fewer claims in September than expected. Still, about 6,000 federal employees chose a day last month as their best day to retire. But September might not be the best month for everyone. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells Sean McCalley on In Depth with Francis Rose what's really the best day to retire.

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 10/10/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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