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Obama: Federal jobs may stay vacant

President Obama said Friday that agencies might leave some vacancies as the administration figures out how to save money, The Washington Post reports.

Tags: Barack Obama , layoffs , furlough , budget , Washington Post , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 10/15/2010, 05:49pm EDT

Feds on Furlough: More Work or Extended Vacation?

If Congress decides to give you a 10 day furlough, would you want it one-day at a time or in all at once? We asked feds about furlough options and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey finds they have some very interesting, creative, thoughts on the subject.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , furlough ,

Friday - 10/15/2010, 04:00am EDT

Furloughs or Working Holidays

When it returns for a post-election session, a grumpy, angry Congress may take up a proposal to furlough federal workers for up to two weeks next year. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders, is there another solution? Like maybe working holidays!

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , furloughs , holidays , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 04:00am EDT

Pay Raise/Furloughs: A Rocky Ride

Groups representing federal workers, managers and executives are calling in a lot of IOUs. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they're trying to keep Congress from freezing federal pay and furloughing workers.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay raise , Mike Causey , furlough ,

Friday - 10/08/2010, 04:00am EDT

How will a lame duck Congress affect feds?

From pay freeze proposals to furloughs, there are a lot of issues before Congress that could affect feds. This week on Your Turn, Mike interviews Charity Wilson from the American Federation of Government Employees and Jessica Klement from the Federal Managers Association, about what a lame duck Congress can do to federal workers and retirees.
September 22, 2010

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , Congress , lame duck session , pay and benefits , Jessica Klement , Charity Wilson , FMA , AFGE , Hiring freeze ,

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 09:11pm EDT

Where Are Those Greedy Feds?

We've all heard and read about greedy, ungrateful, overpaid and underworked federal employees. But just where are they? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he's tapped the mother lode.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Margaret Baptiste , NARFE

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 04:00am EDT

Feds Helping/Hurting Economic Recovery

Are federal workers the driving force behind economic recovery, or are fat cat bureaucrats making things worse? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it depends on which set of factoids you read and believe.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Monday - 08/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

Federal Workers: A Very Different Breed of Cat

Compared to the private sector, civil servants are a very different breed of cat, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 08/20/2010, 04:00am EDT

OPM trying to correct fed salary facts

Agency said latest statistics find on average federal employees make 22 percent less than their private sector counterparts. Sheldon Friedman, chairman of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, says recent news stories about feds making more than the private sector do not accurately depict the data.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Sheldon Friedman , OPM , Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee , general schedule , pay rates , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 08/13/2010, 07:35pm EDT
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