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Last days of a working fed

On your last day of work, are you going to leave a surprise gift on somebody's desk? Today's guest columnist is soon pulling the plug after nearly 27 years with Uncle Sam. So what are his thoughts?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

R.O.M.E.O. without Juliet

Is there life after government service? Short answer: Yes. A retired fed tells how his agency's bureaucratic ways turned him into a late-blooming "R.O.M.E.O.," gave him a life-long friend and introduced him to the man who shared a North Vietnamese prison cell with Sen. John McCain.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement

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

July 4 -- on a hammock or stuck at work?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey hopes you're enjoying your day. But if today finds you at work, that's good too. Maybe not for you, but certainly for us.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report

Friday - 07/04/2014, 02:00am EDT

Cold War fed remembers: Getting through Checkpoint Charlie

During the height of the Cold War, there was only one entry-way through the Berlin Wall. Everybody had to pass through Checkpoint Charlie. That's now ancient history for some people but very real to many feds and vets who were literally on the front line, like today's guest columnist.

Tags: Miike Causey , Federal Report , Cold War

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

Cold Warrior Fed remembers: All ways to Berlin

Remember the Cold War? It seems hard to believe there was one, and to know what it was like. But today's guest column was written by a German-born DoD civilian who was back in Europe in the mid-1980s.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , Cold War

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

Feds and the Cold War

For a lot of people, the Cold War seems almost like a surreal event. But for decades, it was a very real, at times very hot, war. And there are probably some people in your office who are bona fide cold warriors, like today's guest columnist.

Tags: DoD , workforce , Cold War , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

Take my job, please!

When you go from intern to top manager and then, later, to retiree, you learn a lot. Today we hear from a NARFE local president who says the phased retirement program, when it starts, could be a great thing for young workers and old-timers, too.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , retirement , phased retirement

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's your why?

What do Mary Poppins and Washington Redskins quarterback RJ Griffin III have in common? According to one Federal Report reader, the answer is: a lot

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , management

Friday - 06/27/2014, 02:00am EDT

Feds and middle-class workers

Are things getting worse in government, or is that just your memory playing tricks? We asked a current federal employee, and he said it is going from bad to worse.

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

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

There is life after retirement (pinch me ... am I dreaming?)

If you are contemplating retirement, there are lots of things to consider: Your health, goals, new income level and where you want to live. There is also one word you need to start using, according to a recent Forest Service retiree. That magic word: No!

Tags: retirement , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 02:00am EDT
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