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The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

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

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Fed pay: Measure twice, cut once

When it comes to figuring out whether federal workers are overpaid or underpaid both sides need to remember the basic carpenters rule: Measure twice, cut once. How come? Sometimes when doing complex math even the experts get it wrong, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says even rocket scientists.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , federal report , Mike Causey , Federal Salary Council , CBO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds as reluctant swingers

When you think of federal workers, the term "swinger' isn't the first thing that pops into your head. But after some of the changes politicians want to make, anything could happen.

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

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Closing the 'gap' gap

White-collar federal workers on average are either overpaid by about 16 percent or paid an average of 26.3 percent less compared to their private-sector counterparts. Those numbers confirm that there is a pay gap. But that's about it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could they both be right? Or wrong?

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

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:00am EST

Off with your wigs!

No matter what condition your hair is in, the vast majority of federal workers get a new wig every one, two or three years. But that may be about to change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , Congress , pay and benefits , pay debate , WIG , step increases , Dennis Ross , Martha Roby , Mike Causey , federal report

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Not your father's pay raise

Federal workers are considered lucky that the White House wants them to have a 0.5 percent raise next January. But what would G-men and women of your Mom or Dad's era have said to a pay raise of that new word minatude, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

Monday - 02/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Group gives 25 lawmakers 'perfect scores' on federal report card

Federally Employed Women, which is aimed at improving the status of women working for the federal government, reviewed legislators' voting records on 10 bills mostly related to federal pay and benefits. The group gave its highest score a 100 percent to two senators and 23 House members, all Democrats.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , Federally Employed Women , Congress , House , Senate , pay freeze

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 07:47am EST

Long-term impact of 'Pay Interruptus'

Is a temporary pay freeze better than a permanent cut in your federal benefits package? Or are people ignoring the long-term effects of a "temporary" pay freeze, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal pay debate revolves around level of education

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a new CBO study on federal pay.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay debate , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , CBO , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:40pm EST
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