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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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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: 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 , CPI , chained CPI , BLS , pay and benefits

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

Your Federal Job. Dream or Nightmare?

When times were good having a federal job was nice. When the going got tough having a federal job was golden. But next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, comes the political backlash to the point where many feds are having second thoughts about their career goals.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal service

Friday - 07/15/2011, 04:00am EDT

Pay, Pensions, Puppies & The Debt Limit

Which of the following items are NOT at stake in the current White House-Congressional debt limit dance: pay raises, your insurance premiums, the health of your brand-new puppy or future raises for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's both serious and confusing and, maybe down the road, amusing too.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , debt ceiling , budget , Social Security , pay freeze

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 04:00am EDT
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