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Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , health care , benefits , TSP , G-fund , Federal Report , House Budget Committee

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT

Abolish the IRS. What a great idea

In 18th century Paris, the cry "off with their heads" was directed mainly at aristocrats, many of whom had been living a little too high off the hog. In 21st century Washington, folks nominated for the chop are guilty of one heinous crime. They are taxpayers who also happen to work for the Internal Revenue Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , IRS , Ted Cruz , workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 02:00am EDT

Federal retirement: When, where, why?

Does your retirement game plan have an end date? Have you figured out what you will do with 100 percent more leisure time, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 02:00am EDT

Danger pay for feds: Why not?

Instead of a federal pay cut, politicians might want to think about giving hazard pay to lots of government workers, many of which have dangerous jobs, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , hazard pay , workforce , Federal Report

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:00am EDT

401(k) shakeup coming?

Federal and postal investors are entitled to feel a little bit smug as they follow what could be a landmark pension management case involving one of the nation's biggest firms. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says so can the people who set up and run the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Mike Causey , 401(k) , TSP , Federal Report

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 02:00am EST

Government not yet brain-dead... but be patient!

The predicted "tsunami" of federal retirees may or may not come. Regardless, if you're planning to retire, you should still take steps to ensure financial security while your retirement is processed, says Federal News Radio's Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement , retirement backlog , OPM , pay and benefits , Federal Report

Friday - 11/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Lights, camera, jail time for feds???

Whoever said that a picture is worth a thousand words knew what he (or she) was talking about. That's especially true of a high federal official photographed in a Las Vegas luxury suite in their birthday suit, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Jeff Neely , GSA , workforce , oversight , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Monday - 10/06/2014, 02:00am EDT

Unsolved mysteries...like your COLA!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know, do you believe our government is telling the truth or concealing details about some very important things, like retiree COLAs?

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

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

For once, it's OK to watch the clock

Consider yourself on holiday, of sorts, for the next five weeks. Even if you've had your vacation or can't afford one the time between now and Labor Day should be more relaxed because Congress is gone. And that's good news for most feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , Congress , pay and benefits

Friday - 08/01/2014, 06:27am EDT

Kardashian to head the IRS; Federline succeeds Kerry at State Department

What if Kim Kardashian took over at the IRS, or Brittany Spears' ex Kevin Federline succeeded John Kerry at the State Department. Would that get your attention?

Tags: Kim Kardashian , Kevin Federline , Brittany Spears , Ryan Seacrest , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/25/2014, 05:39am EDT
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