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FEHBP Premiums: Burying The Skunk

When you've got bad news that must be released from Washington the rule of thumb is to make it public late Friday afternoon. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey calls it burying the skunk and this one belongs to you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causey's Federal Report , pay and benefits , FEHBP

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 04:00am EDT

TSP funds start fall by rising in September

While the bulls aren't exactly running on the TSP, it sure is nice to see positive returns across the board.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP returns , monthly returns

Monday - 10/04/2010, 11:41am EDT
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OPM survey shaping future cyber workforce

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month officially kicks off today. In coming weeks, federal officials are expected to launch a number of public programs to raise awareness of the importance of securing the nation's computer networks for both government and private industry. But some officials also are using it as an opportunity to ask, "Where will the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow come from?"

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , management , cybersecurity , NIST , OPM , Maureen Higgins , CyberWatch , Robert Spear , NSF , cybersecurity workforce , Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/01/2010, 07:37am EDT
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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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Obama signs continuing resolution

President Obama has signed into law, H.R. 3081, which will keep the government operating through December 3, 2010.

Tags: continuing resolution , stopgap funding bill , Congress , pay and benefits , Jack Lew , Mary Landrieu , President Obama , Politico , OMB Watch , OMB , recess appointment

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 03:15pm EDT

VA publishes regulation on 'presumptive' illnesses

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a final regulation that makes it easier for veterans to obtain health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with services in Southwest Asia (including Iraq) and Afghanistan, Business Wire reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Iraq and Afghanistan , VA , health benefits , pay and benefits , presumptive illness

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 03:42pm EDT

Causey wary of 'socially responsible' TSP fund

The Federal Thrift Investment Board said it opposes the option for a new Thrift Savings Plan fund that one congressman is calling a "socially responsible" investment. Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is wary of the proposed fund. Hear his analysis.

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

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:25pm EDT
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Lame Duck Congress Part II

This week, Mike discusses what a lame duck Congress will mean for feds with Bill Bransford, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. Topics include congressional pay cuts, furloughs for feds, and a 2011 pay freeze.
September 29, 2010

Tags: Bill Bransford , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn , lame duck session , Congress , furloughs , pay freeze , pay cut

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:25pm EDT
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Cool tool: meet GovLoop's per diem calculator

How can you calculate your expenses when you travel for the federal government? Steve Ressler, explains about GovLoops new per diem calculator.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , management , Steve Ressler , GovLoop , per diem

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 10:41am EDT
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More TSP Funds: Good Idea/Bad Idea?

If it rained two billion dollars in cash every month, would you want an umbrella or a bucket? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says most people, including some hungry mutual funds, pick the bucket!

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , TSP

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:00am EDT
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