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Fed Power in a Close Election

In a close election, federal and postal workers and politically-active retirees could make the difference in a dozen key congressional districts and even in some Senate races. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey crunches the numbers on this potential but invisible power bloc.

Tags: Mike Causey , political pull

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 04:00am EDT

Elections put new focus on government spending

Deficit reduction will be the top priority post-election.

Tags: Washington Post , Barack Obama , John Boehner , budget , Congress , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 02:49pm EDT

Only Four Days Left to Wreck Your Career!

Quick, because your job may be at stake: The Hatch Act is 1) a 71 year old law protecting feds from political arm-twisting or 2) a 1920s show business review featuring scantily clad pullets. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says your job could depend on the right answer.

Tags: Mike Causey , Hatch Act

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 04:00am EDT

TSP contribution limits for 2011 explained

Contribution limits to your Thrift Savings Plan will probably stay the same in 2011, said Tom Trabucco of the Federal Thrift Investment Board. In 2010, feds could contribute up to $16,500

Tags: TSP , Tom Trabucco , FTIB , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 05:47pm EDT
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A one-shot $250 check for retired feds?

Will retirees get a one-time $250 check? On this week's Your Turn host Mike Causey talks with Dan Adcock and David Snell from National Active and Retired Federal Employees about the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.
October 27, 2010

Tags: COLA , Congress , retirees , Dan Adcock , David Snell , NARFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Feds Sleeping on the Job

With Congress about to consider a federal pay freeze, furloughs and maybe even RIFs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has produced the icing on the cake. He found a federal worker who admits he slept on the job during last winter's 31-inch snowstorm that all but shut DC down.

Tags: Mike Causey , furlough , pay debate

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:00am EDT

Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969

A report from Congressional Research Service reports on increases in federal pay and pension since 1969.

Tags: Congressional Research Service , Social Security , COLA , pay raise , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , pay debate

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:31pm EDT

Federal Reserve Bank pay soars

The Cato Institute states Fed employee compensation should be scrutinized.

Tags: Cato Institute , Federal Reserve Bank , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , pay debate

Friday - 10/22/2010, 02:52pm EDT

Thanksgiving Day Bonus Holiday: For Some

Social Security Administration workers have improved service despite a rough year dealing with the public. As a reward they are going to get an extra day off on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Does that increase the odds for it to happen in your agency? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks so.

Tags: Mike Causey , bonus holiday

Monday - 10/25/2010, 04:00am EDT

How is your financial planner certified?

More and more financial advisers are brandishing a baffling array of new credentials. Arthur Stein, CFP, walks us through the alphabet soup.

Tags: Federal Drive , financial planning , Arthur Stein , Jamie Blanco

Friday - 10/22/2010, 10:31am EDT
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