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Are you sleeping with the frenemy?

Unrequited love can, in and of itself, be romantic. But it can also be painful and costly, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, is it time for federal unions to reevaluate their long-time relationship with politicians?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 02:00am EST

Feds learn furlough status as shutdown looms

Federal employees began learning Friday whether they'll be forced to stay home if the government shuts down next week. Supervisors were tasked with informally telling employees today whether they are classified as "essential" or "nonessential," according to several federal-employee unions briefed by the Obama administration. Congress is prepared to work through the weekend, but the clock is ticking down for lawmakers to agree on a funding bill keeping the lights on at agencies beyond Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

Tags: Congress , government shutdown , workforce , Bill Dougan , NFFE , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Friday - 09/27/2013, 01:29pm EDT

OMB offers agencies sequestration guidance as deadline looms

The Obama administration offered agencies new guidance on sequestration, telling agency leaders and federal-employee unions that sequestration won't have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or government operations even if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Jan. 2.

Tags: OMB , OPM , John Berry , Danny Werfel , sequestration , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 03:22pm EST

Unions relish Obama victory but temper expectations for second term

Federal-employee unions have hailed the re-election of President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But despite the excitement, union leaders are tempering their expectations for a second term. National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley and J. David Cox, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, told Federal News Radio their groups are ready to play an expanded role to deal with the budget deficit and alternatives to the sequestration cuts coming in January.

Tags: Election 2012 , In Depth , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , AFGE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 09:03pm EST
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Health premiums, unions & politics

Federal workers got their first good news in four years last week. But it is hard to find anybody dancing in the street over news that their health premiums are only going up a little, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , heatlh care premiums , FEHBP

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

AFGE President John Gage to retire

American Federation of Government Employees president John Gage has announced he'll retire from his post at the largest federal-employee union. Gage has served as national AFGE president since 2003.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , John Gage , AFGE , Steny Hoyer

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:52pm EDT

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

A couple of weeks back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote a rare "this-is-good-news" column about federal workers. He would now like to withdraw that column and apologize for what turned out to be irrational exuberance.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Congress , pay freeze

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Unions demand to know debt ceiling impact on feds

A coalition of 21 groups representing five-million federal employees and retirees wrote a letter to OMB and Treasury asking for information about what happens to federal workers if the debt ceiling isn't raised. NTEU is planning a rally in New York to oppose proposed cuts to federal employees pay and benefits.

Tags: debt ceiling , OMB , Treasury Department , Timothy Geithner , Federal-Postal Coalition , National Treasury Employees Union , pay and benefits , Jack Lew , Emily Kopp , Jacob Lew

Friday - 07/15/2011, 05:25pm EDT

Unions urge Congress to reject pension contribution hike

A coalition of unions and federal employee groups are urging lawmakers to reject cost-cutting proposals that harm federal pay and benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Barack Obama , Federal-Postal Coalition , budget , debt reduction , pension , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 01:03pm EDT