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Is the buyout fairy knocking on your door?

Coming soon to a federal agency near you - buyouts. So do you fit the profile? Are you buyout bait or, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, will you be the last person left to turn out the lights?

Tags: buyouts , pay and benefits , workforce , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:01am EDT

Retiree/Social Security COLAs Next Target?

People who get civil service, military or Social Security retirement benefits are in line for a cost of living adjustment next year in the 3 percent range. But will Congress try to freeze, lower or delay that long-awaited COLA? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's happened before....

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

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:00am EDT

The Downside of a Circular Firing Squad

The current congressional debate on how best to punish federal slackers reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey why circular firing squads almost never work as intended.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay debate , Congress , management

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:00am EDT

How will the TSA union vote be decided?

Workers at Uncle Sam's most touchy/feely agency must soon decide which union they want to represent them...even if they don't like any of the choices. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ask so how's that going to work?

Tags: TSA , AFGE , NTEU , Mike Causey , Federal Report , union

Friday - 04/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

The good old days for feds - both of them!

Most individuals have a time period they consider the good old days...when kids were kids...people didn't lock their doors. But Mike Causey says that for many federal workers the good old days didn't last very long because they only included last weekend!

Tags: shutdown , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay freeze , deficit reduction commission , COLA , CSRS , FERS

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:46pm EDT

Government Shutdown, World To End...or not

The possibility of a government shutdown next month is very real. So what were the lessons learned in the last big shutdown 15 years ago? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is plenty of history, but a lot of it is being written by people who weren't in government, or who were maybe teenagers when it happened.

Tags: shutdown , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 04:00am EST

Feds Up The River: Nile or Potomac Style

The government is proposing a 15 percent pay raise for employees...that's the good news...the bad news is that it is not the U.S. government that's come up with this plan. So what's going on? Mike Causey has a roadmap.

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

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 03:58am EST

What's Next: Sackcloth Uniforms For Feds?

If things go as they should, the federal worker of the not too distant future will wear a uniform: Shorts and T-shirts in the summer and a sackcloth jumpsuit in the winter...with togas for members of Congress. Mike Causey says it's a win-win idea whose time has come...and you know why!

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , Civil Service Sackcloth Suit

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST

More Feds Join Club Millionaire!!!

Believe it or not, the federal Thrift Savings Plan has more than 100 investors with 7-figure accounts. So, is there a 401k-plan millionaire in the next cubicle...or maybe in your car pool? Mike Causey has the numbers.

Tags: TSP , Tom Trabucco , pay and benefits , retirement , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:01am EST

Federal Pay Raise: The Chosen Frozen

Federal workers aren't the only people who will feel the impact of the president's proposed two-year pay freeze. It could also impact federal unions, government contractors and even some people who work in foreign embassies based in Washington.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Mike Causey , Federal Report , contractors

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 02:01am EST
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