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When is a 2 percent pay raise not a 2 percent pay raise? The answer, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is when politicians in Washington say it is, or isn't.
This year will go down in the record books as the best-ever for federal workers, postal service employees and many government retirees, but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey points out, every silver lining has a cloud.
While many federal workers will feel short-changed with a flat 2 percent pay raise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are lots of people who won't be unhappy with the locality pay freeze.
Federal Salary Council submits recommendations to OMB, OPM, Labor and President's Pay Agent to increase the average locality pay by 43 percent. Council says no new locality pay areas are needed.
Remember the good old days of substantial pay raises? Well you should because that was 2009. This year. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the pay future is not so bright, for obvious reasons, for white collar feds.
Did you hear the rumor about immediate retirement on full benefits for feds in Alaska and Hawaii? Or that the FERS flu sick leave problem will be solved by December? Well, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's time to put some wild rumors to bed and he's called in an expert.
The Defense Authorization Act the President will sign today has something for everybody in government, as well as many former feds and retirees. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for a top-to-bottom what's-in-it-for-you review.
When Congress passed the Tobacco bill, many federal and postal workers and retirees got short-changed because it moved so quickly. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they have a fighting chance to recoup some of those losses in the pending Defense Authorization battle between the House and Senate.
The January 2010 federal pay raise is shaping up to be the smallest increase since 1988. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what happened and how it will shape up for feds in your city.
It will be sometime in September before active and retired feds find out what the Senate and House will do with an eye-popping package of new benefits. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the wait is making some feds sick.