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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

Rescue mission: Back to the future

If you've been in government for a while, you know it is something like riding a roller coaster, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thrills, chills but rarely any spills. So, how long will your luck hold out?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

Alice In Washington Wonderland

Thanks to Congressional budget cutters and the White House sequestration program, two of the most important federal operations - the IRS and the Social Security Administration - are getting smaller and slower. So, how much longer can we afford these 'savings', Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks?

Tags: Mike Causey , sequestration , Federal Report , IRS , SSA , budget , MSPB , PTO , workforce

Monday - 06/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

Furloughs: Can we 'afford' the savings?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: If the score is 32,000 them and 0 you, do you change your game plan? If your significant other says no 32,000 times in a row, do you consider another tactic? Do Congress and the White House need a new playbook?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , furloughs , furlough appeals , MSPB

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Retiree COLA outpacing workers' pay raise

What's one area where federal retirees are financially better off than feds who are still working? If you said cost-of-living adjustments, you are a winner, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The January COLA for retirees will be bigger than the planned pay raise for active-duty feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , COLA

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Gridlock: And the winner is you?

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 , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , House , Senate

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

Fat cat feds? Up to a point

It will be months, at least, before the full scope of the VA scandal is known. But for many taxpayers, it is further proof that federal workers are overpaid, underworked and fireproof, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Monday - 06/16/2014, 01:20pm EDT

Did dangerous political climate change start this week?

Does an upset in a political primary in Richmond, Virginia, mean permanent political gridlock in Washington? According to some pros, everything changed last Tuesday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Eric Cantor , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Friday - 06/13/2014, 02:00am EDT
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