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The thumb of all fears

Congress is about to deal you a hand you won't like, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what if you could pick your predicament? What's the lesser of evils that may be coming your way?

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

Monday - 01/30/2012, 02:00am EST

Diet pensions on the menu?

While many federal workers are worried about their future retirement benefits, some experts say that a possible change in pension rules wouldn't be that big a deal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports ... or would it?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , annuity

Friday - 01/27/2012, 02:00am EST

The Biggest Loser fed version

Many times in life we are faced with options sometimes a variety and none of them are good. That's definitely true for current and retired federal government workers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , FERS , CSRS , FERS supplement , Congress , retirement , annuity , budget

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 02:00am EST

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 , benefits , Congress , federal unions , pay freeze

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

The lessons and legacy of NSPS

The Defense Department's long experiment in a pay-for-performance system was supposed to provide a model for the rest of government. Instead, after six years and protracted legal battles, the National Security Personnel System. was abolished by Congress. With more than 225,000 employees, who were once covered by the system, now converted back to the General Schedule, Federal News Radio examines the lessons learned and legacy of NSPS.

Tags: NSPS , NSPS transition , General Schedule , pay for performance , DoD , workforce , management , pay and benefits , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 03:02pm EST

'Jaws 4' coming: Guess who's bait?

There is a new "Jaws 4" movie taking shape and federal and postal workers may play prominent roles as the primary bait. Check it out, if you dare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , CSRS , FERS , Congress , payroll tax

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 02:00am EST

Holiday workers: Having the right stuff

What kind of people worked during the dead-zone period between Christmas and New Year's? their reasons and motives might surprise you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 02:02am EST

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 , benefits , high 3 , high 5 , pensions

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

For feds, deja vu all over again

If the bad news coming out of Congress sounds familiar, there is a reason for it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've heard it lots of times this year, and we're only halfway through the month of December ...

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

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:00am EST

Postal Service seeks outside opinion on restructuring

The Postal Service has hired Evercore Partners, a New York-based investment bank, to evaluate proposed changes to its operations, compensation and benefits. Evercore has advised General Motors and other large, troubled companies. USPS said it needs to cut annual expenses by $20 billion by 2015.

Tags: USPS , Congress , financial management , workforce , Evercore Partners , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 07:47pm EST
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