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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 , Federal Report , 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 , Federal Report , retirement , buyout

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

Less Painful Pain Pills

Why is it that when many federal workers and retirees take a pill for a headache, sinus or their blood pressure they also feel a pain in the butt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its all about the high price of prescription drugs.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health care , OPM , supercommittee , FEHBP

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 02:05am EDT

Feds facing diet paycheck

The plan to require feds to pay more for their pensions is a blow to your take-home pay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, but it could have been and may yet be a lot worse.

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

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 02:19am EDT

Praying For A Pay Freeze?

Things are looking pretty bad for federal workers and retirees. How bad, you ask? So bad, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, that the best thing that could happen to you would be yet another pay freeze.

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

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 02:05am EDT

Share-the-pain list out today

According to certain twisted history buffs, somebody in April, 1865, asked Mrs. Abraham Lincoln how the liked the play at Ford's Theater. Federal workers may appreciate the irony of that sick joke later on today, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal-Postal Coalition , super committee , Mike Causey , Federal Report , COLA , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , Congress

Monday - 09/19/2011, 02:02am EDT

Nip and Tuck or Guillotine Time?

It's showtime for Congress, the White House and members of the federal family. Odds are, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you are not going to like what you see and hear for the next couple of weeks.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , budget , debt ceiling , Congress , White House

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

AFGE offers details on OMB's unionizing efforts

It's not about money. It's not even about benefits. So why would feds from the Office of Management and Budget want to join a union? We get answers from AFGE's Peter Winch.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , union representation , OMB , AFGE , Peter Winch , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Federal/Social Security COLA Stalling?

Federal, military and Social Security retirees were delighted last month when it appeared they were on track for a January cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says living costs are down, believe it or not, and the COLA may be in danger of stalling.

Tags: Social Security , retirement , COLA , FERS , Mike Causey , Federal Report , CPI , chained CPI , BLS , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/18/2011, 02:01am EDT
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