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Home Alone: What did you do during the shutdown?

Back in the day, when the draft was still around, kids used to ask, "What did you do during the war, Daddy?" Today, in major federal centers, they want to know what you were up to this time nine months ago?

Tags: federal report , workforce , government shutdown

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:00am EDT

Buyouts: Here today, gone tomorrow!

Remember the buyouts of the 1990s? Maybe you were just starting out and it saved your job. Well that was then, and this is now. Forget everything you knew about buyouts and start all over again, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , buyouts

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pending threats: Separating the sharks from the minnows

Thanks to summertime and the upcoming election, even the most anti-bureaucrat politicians have called a time out in their whack-a-fed agendas. But there are some real threats out there.

Tags: federal report , workforce , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Why a do-nothing Congress is good news for feds

The mid-term elections are upon us, and some people are complaining about political fatigue and gridlock. But for federal and postal workers - and retirees - these may be the good old days, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , federal report , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

The government contractor 'scam?'

In many agencies, federal workers and contractors work side by side. Sometimes they have a great relationship, while in other offices they can't stand each other. Today's guest columnist gives his view of the "scam" in his operation.

Tags: acquisition , federal report

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Federal retirees shouldering retirement burden

What Golden Years? Today's guest column is from a retired fed who says he doesn't understand why retirees have to pay taxes to fund local public schools.

Tags: federal report

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 02:22am EDT

Retirement planning and the state of the civil service

Benefits expert John Elliott will discuss what you should be doing to prepare for retirement, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
July 9, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , John Elliott , NITP , retirement , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT
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Last days of a working fed

On your last day of work, are you going to leave a surprise gift on somebody's desk? Today's guest columnist is soon pulling the plug after nearly 27 years with Uncle Sam. So what are his thoughts?

Tags: federal report

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

A look ahead

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan talk about the state of the federal workforce and legislation under consideration in Congress that could affect federal employment.
July 7, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay , retirement benefits , phased retirement , COLAs , longevity annuities , rollover , TSP , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , Voluntary Contributions

Monday - 07/07/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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R.O.M.E.O. without Juliet

Is there life after government service? Short answer: Yes. A retired fed tells how his agency's bureaucratic ways turned him into a late-blooming "R.O.M.E.O.," gave him a life-long friend and introduced him to the man who shared a North Vietnamese prison cell with Sen. John McCain.

Tags: federal report , retirement

Monday - 07/07/2014, 02:00am EDT
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