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Feds' pay, pensions safe in payroll tax cut extension

Federal employees have dodged a bullet...for now. Congress will not freeze federal pay or change the annuity formula to pay for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.

Tags: payroll tax cut , Congress , Senate , House , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , high 3 , pensions

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:02pm EST

For Feds the End is Near, Isn't It?

One of the top job-related questions feds have is will they have time to retire this year before Congress changes retirement rules. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer is very likely yes, but there are more serious threats facing both workers and retirees.

Tags: pay and benefits , high 3 , annuities cuts , Mike Causey , retirement

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Level: Pretty Darn High!

The all-important pay and benefits package of federal and postal workers, and retirees, is under attack as never before. And while it is way too soon to panic, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you need to run down a checklist to see where things are. We've got a team of experts standing by.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay raise , pay freeze , TSP , COLA , diet COLA

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

The High-5 Monster Under Feds' Beds

Even the most rational, self-controlled federal and postal workers sometimes have nightmares about their jobs. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says chief among them is the fear that Uncle Sam is going to change the rules, drastically reducing lifetime retirement payments.

Tags: retirement , high 3 , COLA , benefits , pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey

Friday - 05/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

Federal Offices or Adult Day Care Centers?

If Congress and the White House change your retirement plan, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, will it produce a tidal wave of retirements or will it turn your office in the government version of an adult day care center?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , High-3 , pay freeze

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 04:00am EDT

Feds Customize 2012 Survival Kits

With a 2-year pay freeze in place and politicians looking at your job and retirement benefits are you suddenly nervous in the civil service? Given the economic outlook are you ready to pull the plug or hang in there until better times. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is hearing it both ways.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , buyouts , high 3 ,

Monday - 01/10/2011, 04:00am EST