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TSP: Is it risky to play it safe?

The G-fund never has a bad day, which is the good news. The bad news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that the G-fund also never has a really good day.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , retirement , Arthur Stein , Kim Weaver , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 03:00am EST

How are you spending your day?

Just because today is a holiday doesn't mean Uncle Sam has shut down. Far from it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Lots of people are in today either because they have to be (as in they are essential) or they want to be (as in dedicated). Either way, have a good day ...

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

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:00am EST

3.8 percent pay raise: Reality check!!!

A group of Democrats on Capitol Hill are proposing a 3.8 pay hike for federal employees. That's a good thing, right? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer is complicated.

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

Friday - 01/16/2015, 02:00am EST

Does winter trigger your boss' tyrant-o-meter?

During the cold weather season, it's not how much snow you get that impacts the atmosphere at your federal office as much as how the wintry weather affects your boss' attitude, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , telework

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 06:37am EST

Which TSP fund is the best option for you?

Financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions about which TSP fund to invest in.
January 14, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , financial planning , retirement , Arthur Stein , Arthur Stein Financial LLC , C Fund , G Fund , F Fund , I Fund , Andy Medici , Federal Times , government shutdown , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 06:57pm EST
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The January effect on your TSP account

You got questions about which TSP fund to invest in? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey may not have all the answers, but he knows someone who does.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , pay and benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:00am EST

A taxing tax season: Press 2 to weep

When you make that call to the Internal Revenue Service with a tax question or a plea for help, maybe you'd better pack a lunch, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. You might be on hold for a very long time.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , IRS

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 02:00am EST

Engineering a train wreck, or, China can you spare a yuan?

If you ran a business and were dedicated to delivering what others can't and won't - at bargain basement prices - would you rethink your mission? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks that question in today's column.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , IRS , USPS , workforce , Congress

Monday - 01/12/2015, 02:00am EST

Don't blame the IRS for reduced services this year, says NTEU president

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, says with fewer employees to answer phones at the IRS, she understands taxpayers' frustrations about filing questions going unanswered, but adds that the agency isn't any happier with its marching orders from Congress and the White House.

Tags: IRS , Colleen Kelley , John Koskinen , NTEU , Jory Heckman , budget , workforce , Your Turn

Friday - 01/09/2015, 12:06pm EST
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2015 Pay Raise: The silence of the lambs!

This year, again, feds got a 1 percent raise. So that's 2 percent (slightly more with compounding) in five years. So did anybody notice? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Friday - 01/09/2015, 02:00am EST
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