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Denying your federal DNA

With all the bad press the government, and government workers are getting nowadays, do you ever tell people you do something else---like maybe you are a travel agent or undertaker---for a living? If not, you may want to reconsider why not.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , management

Monday - 07/28/2014, 05:54am EDT

What's ahead for feds in 2015?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss chained CPI, pay raises, and other issues affecting feds.
July 23, 2014

Tags: federal pay raise , federal retirement , chained CPI , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , grade creep , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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House bill would strip premium pay from some TSA officers

The TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), would no longer classify some Transportation Security Administration agents in the Office of Inspection as law enforcement officers.

Tags: law enforcement , TSA , DHS , House , Mark Sanford , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 07:53am EDT

Steve Bell, Senior Director of Economic Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

The military is shrinking, but the Pentagon's personnel costs keep growing. In fact, it pays about $125,000 per active-duty service member, including both salary and benefits. Two Washington think tanks are raising alarms. They say the Pentagon needs to do something now so it doesn't have to cut other critical parts of its budget later on. Steve Bell is senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss why the personnel cost has become expensive.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 10:00am EDT
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Feds of the future: Not a pretty sight!

Here's a sobering thought: Will the federal worker of the future be a hybridized version of his or her counterpart in the U.S. Postal Service?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay , postal service , USPS ,

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Defenders of the General Schedule are hard to find, if you can find them at all. All the stakeholders agree the GS setup doesn't work for the federal government in the 21st century. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey said even the names of the slots on the schedule don't really work right any more.

Tags: general schedule , Mike Causey , USPS

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:20pm EDT
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Retired feds on career and retirement

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome a couple of retired feds into the studio.
July 21, 2014

Tags: federal retirement , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , federal benefits , For Your Benefit , Betty Koger , Linda Force

Monday - 07/21/2014, 05:36pm EDT
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Reform yoga: Bend over and smile

When your political bosses tell you to bend over and await further instructions, chances are you are about to be reformed. So if you've been there and done that, get ready for another exercise in excellence, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay , general schedule

Monday - 07/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Feds given more flexibility updating FEDVIP plans

The Office of Personnel Management just issued a final rule that lets a subset of federal employees enroll in or switch dental and vision plans outside of the open enrollment periods. The amendment goes into effect next month.

Tags: OPM , FEDVIP , FEHB , dental/vision plans , QLE , enrollment , Dena Levitz , married , workforce

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:21am EDT

TSA offering early retirements

The Transportation Security Administration has received approval to offer early retirements this calendar year.

Tags: TSA , VERA , retirement , Shefali Kapadia ,

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:39am EDT
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