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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

Too many vets spoil the soup?

One of America's new guessing games is trying to figure out what went wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs and how to fix it. Some have suggested the problem is that the VA has too many vets?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , VA , workforce

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:36pm EDT

Picking feds out of a lineup!

How do you find the handful of feds interested in leaving federal service in a large, bored, lookalike crowd? Answer: Shout out the words "buyout" and/or "phased retirement" and stand back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

The Vacation Kings return

Congress is back at work, after its most recent vacation, and members are filled with righteous indignation. Fortunately for federal workers, it isn't directed at their pay, benefits or retirement package, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , workforce

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

Cover-ups 101

Scandal-rocked federal agencies could, probably should, take survival training from Detroit auto-makers, who know how to handle little and sometimes not so little problems, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , VA

Monday - 06/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

D-Day plus 70

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. If you have living link to the Greatest Generation, cherish it. I lost mine yesterday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , D-Day , World War II

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

When at first you don't succeed ... Give it up!

When you try something 32,000 times, including 1,600 times in one 8-hour period and fail, there is a lesson there. And the lesson is that despite what you've read, heard and been taught, failure is an option. Especially if you work for the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 02:00am EDT

VA: Brush fire or forest fire?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is the ongoing VA scandal just a small brush fire, or is it likely to spread to other agencies, impacting bonuses and job security?

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

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:00am EDT
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