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Obama calls for 1 percent pay increase for feds starting Jan. 1

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Congress still has the ability to block the increase when members return to work Sept. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barack Obama , pay increase , pay , workforce , Michael OConnell , Barbara Mikulski , Congress

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The last thong of summer?

As the unofficial end of summer arrives, feds are packing up their sneakers, thongs, spandex and comfortable clothes and donning their professional business attire -- or maybe not, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pay raises vs. COLAs: Are the numbers cooked?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has lots in common with actor George Clooney. Yet, they may differ on what's cheap, what's a bargain and what's an outrage.

Tags: COLA , pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

The COLA countdown

Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients.
August 27, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , COLAs , Tom Temin , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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Health insurance for life, but only if you ...

Are you going to have to work three, four or five years longer than you expected to ensure that you'll retire with coverage from the federal employee health program? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains some of the ramifications of the "five-year rule."

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , FEHBP , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

Life begins at retirement

Thomas Lee and Daniel Sipe from Lee, Sipe, and Associates answer your retirement and financial planning questions.
August 25, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Thomas Lee , Daniel Sipe , Lee Sipe and Associates , Senior Executive Service , financial planning , wealth accumulation , estate analysis , retirement planning , charitable giving , TSP , Traditional IRA , For Your Benefit

Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:29pm EDT
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July living costs, January COLA drop

Thanks to a slight dip in July living costs, the tentative inflation-catch up for millions of retired Americans now stands at 1.8 percent. But, feds have two more months to endure before they know what their cost of living adjustment will be next January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , pay and benefits , COLA , CPI

Friday - 08/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Options: Feds have plenty of them

So, you're reaping the benefits of your Thrift Savings Plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you still may be missing out on a host of other federal benefits that are available to you.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , pay and benefits , TSP

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Are you eligible for phased retirement?

FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown.
August 13, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , Shefali Kapadia , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , government shutdown , federal pay raise , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 08:57pm EDT

Phased Retirement: Empowered or Embalmed?

Is the perfect job -- one with less work, a shorter commute and less time in the office -- within reach? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says phased retirement may hold the key to a perfect job for some feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , phased retirement , retirement , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:00am EDT
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