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General: Army has a discipline problem

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Army , Mark Hertling , Martin Dempsey

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 11:51am EDT

Thanksgiving: Whose heads will roll?

The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Congress , supercommittee , State , USAID , Foreign Service Office , susan johnson , American Foreign Service Association

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 02:00am EDT

Best health plan for the 'average' person

If you are a 5-foot-9-inch tall, 191 pound federal male, or a 5-foot-3-inch tall 163 pound G-woman, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column is for you. Otherwise read it at your own risk.

Tags: Mike Causey , healthcare , premiums , pay and benefits , benefits , FEHBP

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 02:01am EDT

Is the honeymoon over?

Although most federal and postal unions supported President Barack Obama in the 2008 election, they are now asking Congress to protect them from a White House proposal to permanently trim take home pay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay freeze , FERS , retirement , CSRS , supercommittee

Friday - 09/30/2011, 02:00am EDT

Your new BFF, gym buddy and diet coach!

Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , FEHBP , pay and benefits , benefits , health plans

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 02:05am EDT

Health premiums: Easy on the wallet

Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That's almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , healthcare premiums , OPM

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 02:04am EDT

Congressional Food Fight: Scraps For Feds

If Congress forces another government shutdown an estimated 20,000 will need to apply for $16.5 million in emergency loans, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 02:01am EDT

Feds: Knights In Teflon Armor

What do modern federal workers have in common with St. Joan of Arc who was, by the way, burned at the stake? The answer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, is that both managed to maintain a good attitude during some very trying times.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 09/26/2011, 02:09am EDT

Buyouts about to jumpstart

Thanks to congressional inability to approve budgets, federal agencies must make decisions quickly on whether to offer buyouts and early retirements within the next few weeks, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , retirement , buyout

Friday - 09/23/2011, 02:10am EDT
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