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What happens to federal services if the gov't shuts down?

Suspicions that Congress will not be able to produce a budget by the March 4 deadline has many worrying: What will happen if the government shuts down?

Tags: TSA , furlough , federal budget ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:58am EST
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Treasury: End to paper checks

Dick Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary at Treasury, joins the Federal Drive with details on the Treasury's move to paper-less benefits

Tags: Federal Drive , Treasury , technology , paper-less , Direct Deposit , Dick Gregg , Jamie Blanco , VA

Monday - 01/03/2011, 10:31am EST
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Transit subsidy, Social Security tax break becomes law

The President is expected to sign into law Friday the sweeping bipartisan tax package that includes a tax break for social security and a continuation of the public transit benefit.

Tags: Congress , taxes , pay and benefits , transit subsidy , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , Associated Press , budget

Friday - 12/17/2010, 12:01pm EST

Tax Cut Triggers In-House Civil War

Has the proposed social security tax cut triggered a civil war in your office? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says in some locations there is a major rift between younger workers under the FERS system who would get the break and their older CSRS colleagues who won't get it.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , CSRS , FERS , tax cuts

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:00am EST

Pay Freeze & Pay Raise

How would you like a pay freeze and a two percent raise at the same time. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's what may happen to a large chunk of the federal workforce.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , CSRS , FERS

Friday - 12/10/2010, 04:00am EST

Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey , Dan Adcock , Leslie Phillips , Steny Hoyer , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , Bob Cusack , Suzanne Kubota , Jerry Bodlander , Susan Crabtree , federal pay raise , pay raise , 2011 budget , furloughs , Bill Bransford , hiring freeze , workforce reductions , health care , FEHBP , $250 payment , Jolie Lee , Julia Ziegler , 1.4 percent raise , federal employees , Election 2010

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 08:00am EDT

Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969

A report from Congressional Research Service reports on increases in federal pay and pension since 1969.

Tags: Congressional Research Service , pay and benefits , COLA , pay raise , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , pay debate

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:31pm EDT

Opinion: no COLA in 2011 makes sense

One-time $250 payments are a bad idea? Jason Fitchner, former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration, says so.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , COLA , $250 payment , Jason Fitchner , Mercatus Center , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Sweetening No-Cal COLAs: A Senior Moment?

Social Security and retired feds won't be getting a cost of living adjustment next year, but they once again may get a flat $250 payment courtesy of Congress and the administration. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks is this fair and just, or just another political senior moment?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , COLA , $250 payment ,

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:00am EDT

Social Security, What's In It For Feds?

Most people working for Uncle Sam will collect Social Security benefits when they retire. But what about a pending proposal to reduce benefits and raise the age of retirement. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this is not your typical Washington food fight...

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Alan K. Simpson , NCFRR , NARFE

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 04:00am EDT
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