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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 , 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 , workforce , pay and benefits

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

Feds of the future: Not a pretty sight!

Here's a sobering thought: Will the federal worker of the future be a hybridized version of his or her counterpart in the U.S. Postal Service?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay , postal service , USPS , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Reform yoga: Bend over and smile

When your political bosses tell you to bend over and await further instructions, chances are you are about to be reformed. So if you've been there and done that, get ready for another exercise in excellence, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , general schedule

Monday - 07/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Home Alone -- again, please!

Remember the fable of the rabbit, trapped by a hungry fox, who begs to be punished by being thrown into the briar patch? Think of yourself as that rascally rabbit, and Congress as the hungry but not so bright fox, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. We're talking about the shutdown showdown.

Tags: Mike Causey , government shutdown , workforce

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:00am EDT

Forecast for feds: You're toast -- again!

If you live and work in the Washington area, are you less happy and more nervous in the civil service than your identical twin who's a fed in Indianapolis or Denver? Maybe there's a good reason, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

Home Alone: What did you do during the shutdown?

Back in the day, when the draft was still around, kids used to ask, "What did you do during the war, Daddy?" Today, in major federal centers, they want to know what you were up to this time nine months ago?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , government shutdown

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:00am EDT

Buyouts: Here today, gone tomorrow!

Remember the buyouts of the 1990s? Maybe you were just starting out and it saved your job. Well that was then, and this is now. Forget everything you knew about buyouts and start all over again, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , buyouts

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pending threats: Separating the sharks from the minnows

Thanks to summertime and the upcoming election, even the most anti-bureaucrat politicians have called a time out in their whack-a-fed agendas. But there are some real threats out there.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Why a do-nothing Congress is good news for feds

The mid-term elections are upon us, and some people are complaining about political fatigue and gridlock. But for federal and postal workers - and retirees - these may be the good old days, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Mike Causey , pay and benefits

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