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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

Bonuses: Attaboy or entitlement?

Does your agency hand out bonuses to the truly deserving, or are they handed out among the elite on an its-your-turn-rotation system? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is your last bonus really going to to be your last?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , bonuses , VA

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

Off with their heads ... Oh, and you too!

Regardless of how you feel about the VA scandal, it's probably going to get worse before it gets better and you, and especially your boss, have a major stake in the "solution" to the problem, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , VA

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