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Spring break for feds

It's spring break for federal workers and retirees, mainly because Congress is out of town, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:00am EDT

No more fireproof feds

Members of Congress are pursuing legislation that would make it easier to fire federal employees for misconduct or malfeasance. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the lawmakers are focusing on career civil servants, namely members of the Senior Executive Service.

Tags: mike causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Congress , firing , Workforce , management

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 03:00am EDT

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

Both the House and Senate's budget plans for fiscal 2016 aim to reduce the federal deficit. And to help do that, both plans include provisions to increase federal employee pension contributions. Jessica Klement is Legislative Director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, NARFE said those and other provisions tantamount to a pay cut for federal employees.

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Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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The end is near ... again

A wise IRS employee, who is also a movie buff and student of life in government, says that every federal employee should see the classic film, Casablanca. The one where the police chief tells his men, with a wink and a nod, to round up the usual suspects. Seeing the movie should calm down some people who are currently very nervous in the civil service, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

Feeling lonely? Defense by the numbers

Do you know how many fellow federal workers live in your city, your congressional district or your state? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you probably don't, but you should take comfort in knowing that you're most likely not alone.

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Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 03:00am EDT

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
March 30, 2015

Tags: federal retirement , TSP , Roth TSP , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , G Fund , federal deficit , mutual fund window , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 03/30/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: mike causey , Congress , budget , health care , benefits , TSP , G-fund , Federal Report , House Budget Committee

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT

Answers to your retirement questions

David Snell, NARFE's director of retirement services, will answer you retirement questions, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will give us an update on the latest news on Capitol Hill.
March 25, 2015

Tags: retirement , David Snell , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Congress , mike causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 08:35pm EDT

Federal retirement: When, where, why?

Does your retirement game plan have an end date? Have you figured out what you will do with 100 percent more leisure time, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 02:00am EDT

Danger pay for feds: Why not?

Instead of a federal pay cut, politicians might want to think about giving hazard pay to lots of government workers, many of which have dangerous jobs, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: mike causey , pay , hazard pay , Workforce , Federal Report

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:00am EDT
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