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Dump day delayed?

Today, according to some folks, is Dump Day. It's the deadline for either calling it quits with your spouse, partner, betrothed or significant other or sticking with them at least until next year. Fortunately for feds, the D-day decision for your health plan is not until mid-December.

Tags: open season , Mike Causey , Federal Report , health care , FEHBP , health insurance , Walt Francis , John Elliott

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 02:00am EST

If Penn State were a federal agency ...

Charges of sexual harassment and crimes have rocked the Penn State football dynasty and the campaign of a successful businessman seeking the presidency. So how are things in your shop? Is it a problem where you work, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workplace , workforce , pay and benefits , Penn State

Monday - 11/14/2011, 02:15am EST

Not your typical holiday

Veterans Day is one of those odd holidays which, for many people, has almost lost its meaning. Lots of people are actually working today and for many, whether its a holiday or just another workday for them, the fact that it is not a Monday holiday is a mystery. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the key to the mystery are the numbers 11/11/11.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Veterans Day

Friday - 11/11/2011, 02:00am EST

Is there life after work?

Once you take the oath of office to Uncle Sam there are only three ways out ... and if you take the smart one, you could be in for some big surprises, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , David Snell , NARFE

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 02:00am EST

Retiring? Think canned food and cash

So how long could you hold your breath underwater? If your income was cut 40 to 50 percent what would that do to your standard of living, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , benefits , retirement , OPM

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 02:04am EST

Snow shutdown: What could possibly go wrong?

What's the toughest decision the government's chief people person has to make? Here's a hint: It's usually triggered by a winter storm in the nation's capital, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , OPM , snow closure

Friday - 11/04/2011, 02:00am EDT

Kim Kardashian's impact on teleworking

Washington's been hit with a series of shockers this year ranging from an earthquake followed by a hurricane and a heat wave followed a freak cold snap. Now we learn that Kim Kardashian's idyllic marriage has crumbled. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this could be the news that kickstarts the government's telework program.

Tags: GSA , telework , workforce , management , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 02:00am EDT

Midlife crisis: Life or death?

Is it more important to provide insurance for your family after you've gone, or while you are still around but pretty much helpless? It's a dollars-and-sense option people should check out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , life insurance , long-term care insurance , Tammy Flanagan , Long Term Partners LLC

Monday - 10/31/2011, 02:00am EDT

Does it pay to work?

Are you better off financially slogging it to work or sleeping in five days a week. Some people say that all things considered they would be better off as a retiree than as an office serf. So do the math, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , benefits , workforce , COLA , Social Security

Friday - 10/28/2011, 02:00am EDT

Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , supercommittee , Congress , budget , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT
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