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Less take-home for feds, retirees

Thanks to the 800-pound gorilla in the room, both federal workers and retirees may suffer a cut in take-home pay next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Fortunate feds: Job stability, retirement and health benefits

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey once again turns over to longtime reader, Dennis S., who spent a long time with Uncle Sam and a lot of time in the private sector. He says both the government and the private sector have their upsides and downsides. But he thinks its important to appreciate what you've got and live in the moment.

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

Monday - 07/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

In the federal pay debate, 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2

Researchers are struggling to agree on the best method for comparing public and private sector compensation. Some analysts say the use of differing methods results in wildly varied conclusions.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate , workforce , Andrew Biggs , Rex Facer , Federal Salary Council , American Enterprise Institute , CBO , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Zen 101: Is nothing better than something, or anything?

How much do you know about Zen? For example when, if ever, is nothing better than something, or anything? Is it desirable to be the bullseye if your opposition is the gang that couldn't shoot straight, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

The naked civil servant

As a civil servant you have nothing to hide, so would it be okay if your friends and neighbors saw you naked. OK, if that seems a bit intrusive at least let us know how much money you make working for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , federal salaries , management , workforce , FOIA

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

The 32 top-dollar cities for feds

When it comes to salaries, not all federal workers are created equal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. What you get paid depends on where you work. So what are the top 32 federal pay towns?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , Federal Report , locality pay , Federal Salary Council

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Senate rejects pay freeze amendment to transportation bill

The Senate has defeated an amendment to a transportation bill that would have extended the federal pay freeze through 2013. In a 57-41 vote, lawmakers rejected the amendment, introduced last week by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). The measure needed 60 votes to pass. Federal unions applauded the news.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Senate , pay freeze , Pat Roberts , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , AFGE

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:19pm EDT

Unofficial quotas: Fact or fiction

Is there a silent and invisible quota system operating in your agency? If so, it could be costing some of the government's best and brightest money and hurt their future job opportunities, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Light at end of tunnel: Sunshine or trainwreck?

For federal workers traveling through the congressional tunnel: Is that light they see sunshine or an oncoming train wreck? Either way their journey isn't over by a long shot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , Mike Causey , Congress , workforce , FERS , pay freeze , retirement contribution

Friday - 03/02/2012, 02:00am EST

Pay raise or retiree COLA: Timing is everything!

Worried about another pay freeze next year? Thinking about retiring to get a cost of living adjustment? Timing is everything, and for some people its already too late, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , buyouts , pay free , pay raise , COLA

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 02:00am EST
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