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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: high 3 , high 5 , annuities cuts , Mike Causey , retirement

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

USDA announces first cabinet-level buyouts

The Agriculture Department is the first cabinet-level operation to offer early retirement and buyouts to employees. And it won't be the last. So what are your odds of getting an offer? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the exclusive.

Tags: Mike Causey , USDA , buyouts , early out

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 04:00am EDT

Invisible Feds & the Terrorist Handbook

If you are working today, Memorial Day, odds are most members of the public, press or political establishment don't know it. Or don't know what you are doing. Or don't much care. But those who do, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, are very, very glad you are out there.

Tags: Mike Causey , holiday , Memorial Day

Monday - 05/30/2011, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Assessment Score Card!

If you are feeling paranoid, that is you are convinced that people in high places are out to get you, you can relax. You are not crazy. That's the good part. The bad part, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is you are right to worry because your pay, pension and health insurance package are all on the chopping block. You need a scorecard to keep track, and we've got it.

Tags: Mike Causey , scorecard , pay freeze , health premiums , FERS , CSRS , retirement

Friday - 05/27/2011, 04:00am EDT

USPS set to release Specific RIFs

The Postal Service's redesign continues, and employees may receive Specific RIF notices tomorrow.

Tags: USPS , RIF , management , cost cutting

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:10pm EDT

House defense bill passes with slight pay, TRICARE increases

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.

Tags: DoD , National Defense Authorization Act , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Congress , TRICARE

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:51pm EDT

Congress: Rightsizing debate should include feds and contractors

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that federal contractors need to be a major part of the discussion on rightsizing the federal workforce. But, they have not yet come to terms with whether the debate is about just raw numbers or having the right number of employees doing an amount of work they can handle.

Tags: industry , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Gerry Connolly , Cynthia Lummis , Tom Marino , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , William Dougan , NFFE , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 04:51pm EDT

Defense bill denies raises for poor performers

The House is expected to vote today on the bill, which will set spending levels and policy for the DoD in fiscal year 2012.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , DoD , budget , pay for performance , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Allen West , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 12:55pm EDT

Women feds less satisfied than men

Two new reports find women in the federal workforce aren't as satisfied as the men. One study found women don't make as much money or hold as many senior executive positions, while the other noted big differences across agencies.

Tags: management , worklife issues , Partnership for Public Service , MSBP

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 03:37pm EDT

Gates: Pay and benefits should be on table for cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military is not the cause of the nation's debt and deficits -- but it needs to be part of the solution. And he said finding that solution could involve reexamining military pay and benefits.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , DoD budget , Robert Gates , efficiency initiatives , management , American Enterprise Institute , Cato Institute , TRICARE , Christopher Preble , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:21am EDT
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