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More feds doing life sentences

Although the number of retirement-eligible feds may be at an all-time high, government workers are holding on to their jobs. The retirement tidal wave first forecast in 1999 has yet to hit, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's keeping you?

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

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 02:11am EDT

USDA office to cut staff by 150

The Agriculture Department's Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to trim its ranks by 300 employees by end of the year. NRCS plans to offer 900 employees the chance to take buyouts or early retirements.

Tags: USDA , NRCS , Buyout Guide ,

Monday - 03/05/2012, 07:05am EST

Name your buyout price

Would you take a buyout if the boss offered you one? You might want to decide now because if and when an offer comes, it won't be on the table very long, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Buyout Guide , early retirement , VERA , VSIP

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 02:00am EST

Analysis: Feds can expect more furloughs, buyouts in 2012

Steve Losey is a reporter with Federal Times. He brings a recap of the supercommittee stalemate and what the deficit could mean for federal employees.

Tags: Steve Losey , Federal Times , pay and benefits , Your Turn , supercommittee , sequestration , budget , furlough ,

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 02:47pm EST

OPM offers feds job help in case of workforce cuts

With federal workforces potentially on the budget chopping block, the Office of Personnel Management is extending a helping hand to feds who may find themselves jobless in the near future.

Tags: workforce , reduction in force , John Berry , OPM , CHCO Council , USAJobs , budget

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:44pm EST

O'Malley offers buyouts to trim 500 state jobs

State employees can sign up for a $15,000 buyout -- the latest move to cut Maryland's budget -- under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Tags: Martin O'Malley , budget , Voluntary Separation Program

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 02:00am EST

Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , budget , Congress , Bill Clinton , Barack Obama , early retirement , workforce reduction

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Buyouts about to jumpstart

Thanks to congressional inability to approve budgets, federal agencies must make decisions quickly on whether to offer buyouts and early retirements within the next few weeks, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 09/23/2011, 02:10am EDT

Still Time To Be Really, Really Stupid!

Would you like a 180 day leave of absence from your federal duties? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's easy to qualify but you must act within the next 7 or 8 days.

Tags: Hatch Act , USPS , layoff , WUYD , teenage , intelligence

Tuesday - 10/28/2008, 04:00am EDT

$50K Buyout and a Pony?

What if Uncle Sam offered you an enhanced pension, a $50,000 one-shot payment and a pony to retire or take early retirement. Would you do it? Before you say yes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is a slight hitch you should be aware of.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , VERA , VSIP

Monday - 05/16/2011, 04:00am EDT
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