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Cubicle or crypt? It's your call!

Is your cubicle at work likely to become your crypt, too? Are you a work-till-you-drop lifer? Seems that lots of feds are, but do you know what's keeping them on the job, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , Federal Report , FERS , CSRS ,

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:03am EDT

Commissioner Astrue: Social Security back up center ready early

Social Security disability claims are being stymied at the state level, claims the Commissioner

Tags: mngt , Michael Astrue , disability claims

Friday - 11/20/2009, 12:05pm EST
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Federal retirement just a few clicks away

In many ways, CSRS and FERS are two of a kind. But which one's Patty and which one's Cathy?

Tags: mngt , Michael Astrue , patty duke , technology , Transparency , best practices

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 11:05am EDT
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Social Security prepares for potential furloughs

The Social Security Administration wants to start talks about preparing for furloughs, according to a letter from the agency to the union representing SSA employees.

Tags: furlough , pay and benefits , AFGE , Jay Clary , House Ways and Means Committee , Xavier Becerra , Sander Levin , Jolie Lee , budget

Friday - 02/18/2011, 01:02pm EST

Long-range fix for Social Security proposed

If you're going to touch the third rail of American politics, do it the right way. National Academy of Social Insurance's Virginia Reno tells us how.

Tags: Federal Drive , Income Security Policy , National Academy of Social Insurance , Virginia Reno , debt , SSA

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 10:41am EST
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Federal/Social Security COLA Stalling?

Federal, military and Social Security retirees were delighted last month when it appeared they were on track for a January cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says living costs are down, believe it or not, and the COLA may be in danger of stalling.

Tags: retirement , COLA , FERS , Mike Causey , Federal Report , CPI , chained CPI , BLS , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/18/2011, 02:01am EDT

Pay, Pensions, Puppies & The Debt Limit

Which of the following items are NOT at stake in the current White House-Congressional debt limit dance: pay raises, your insurance premiums, the health of your brand-new puppy or future raises for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's both serious and confusing and, maybe down the road, amusing too.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , debt ceiling , budget , pay freeze

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 04:00am EDT

Retiree/Social Security COLAs Next Target?

People who get civil service, military or Social Security retirement benefits are in line for a cost of living adjustment next year in the 3 percent range. But will Congress try to freeze, lower or delay that long-awaited COLA? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's happened before....

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , COLA , retirement , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:00am EDT

Booming boomer population straining D.C.'s suburbs

Baby boomers and retirees make up the fastest-growing populations in the Washington suburbs, new data show, growth that experts say will strain state and local governments to the breaking point.

Tags: Ben Orr , Brookings Institution , U.S. Census , The Washington Examiner , Urban Institute , Richard Johnson , baby boomers ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 10:54am EDT

Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security, the TSP, and other federal benefits programs.
May 23, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal benefits , TSP , FERS , CSRS , FERCCA , LTC , Medicare , Medicare Part B , NITP , Bob Braunstein , James Marshall , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , insurance , retirement

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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