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The state of the Civil Service & the VA controversy

On this week's Your Turn radio show, an encore presentation of host Mike Causey's interview with OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. She discusses the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins the show live to discuss President Obama's executive order banning discrimination among LGBT employees of contractors.
June 18, 2014

Tags: pay and benefts , Department of Veterans Affairs , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , OPM backlog , retirement , phased retirement , civil service reform , Andy Medici , Federal Times , LGBT , contracting , whistleblower protections , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:41pm EDT

Retiree COLA outpacing workers' pay raise

What's one area where federal retirees are financially better off than feds who are still working? If you said cost-of-living adjustments, you are a winner, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The January COLA for retirees will be bigger than the planned pay raise for active-duty feds.

Tags: federal report , retirement , COLA

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Gridlock: And the winner is you?

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 , federal report , workforce , House , Senate

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Negotiations continue on Capitol Hill between the House and Senate on legislation that could let the Secretary of Veterans Affairs fire senior executives at the agency. That legislation would make big changes to the rights of employees at the VA. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey said on In Depth with Francis Rose that Congress may be ignoring the biggest issue about the VA problem.

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Fat cat feds? Up to a point

It will be months, at least, before the full scope of the VA scandal is known. But for many taxpayers, it is further proof that federal workers are overpaid, underworked and fireproof, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , workforce

Monday - 06/16/2014, 01:20pm EDT

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on phased retirement, boosting morale and diversity

The Office of Personnel Management hopes to complete final regulations for phased retirement by October, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said during an exclusive online chat with Federal News Radio. Archuleta also joined Your Turn with Mike Causey, where she discussed employee morale and engagement and strengthening federal diversity initiatives.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , online chat , OPM , workforce , phased retirement , diversity

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:27am EDT

Did dangerous political climate change start this week?

Does an upset in a political primary in Richmond, Virginia, mean permanent political gridlock in Washington? According to some pros, everything changed last Tuesday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Eric Cantor , federal report

Friday - 06/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Too many vets spoil the soup?

One of America's new guessing games is trying to figure out what went wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs and how to fix it. Some have suggested the problem is that the VA has too many vets?

Tags: federal report , VA , workforce

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:36pm EDT

Retirement programs, VA scandal, shrinking workforce

NARFE's Jessica Klement and Andy Medici from the Federal Times discuss a number of issues affecting feds, including proposed changes to the federal retirement program and the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
June 11, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , federal retirement , Department of Veterans Affairs , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Reemployed annuitants , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 06:03pm EDT

Picking feds out of a lineup!

How do you find the handful of feds interested in leaving federal service in a large, bored, lookalike crowd? Answer: Shout out the words "buyout" and/or "phased retirement" and stand back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , workforce , retirement , buyouts , phased retirement

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:00am EDT
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