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Polls find public negativity toward feds

A Washington Post poll and Rasmussen Reports survey both find public negativity toward federal employees and the government.

Tags: Washington Post , Rasmussen Reports , federal pay , overpaid , poll , survey , public perception ,

Monday - 10/18/2010, 12:18pm EDT

Berry: claims about feds' pay 'unfair and untrue'

OPM says that it's unfair to compare federal workers' compensation with private sector workers at-large. Federal workers are specialized and have a higher degree of education, and only 11 percent of employees work in blue collar jobs. In addition, OPM director John Berry told Federal News Radio that the number of healthcare and technology professionals in the federal workforce grew by 50 percent over the last 30 years. The Cato Institute reports that federal employees rank in the top five sectors based on average annual pay.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , pay and benefits , federal pay debate , Cato Institute ,

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Against common sense and economic success

Barlow explains the Burr under his saddle.

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Thursday - 10/14/2010, 12:04pm EDT

How to pay for 2011 premiums on a frozen salary

The proposed federal pay freeze has left feds with a lot of questions. We get an update from Jessica Klement with the Federal Managers Association. Walton Francis also joins us for a look at the best health plans for you this open season.
December 1, 2010

Tags: pay freeze , open season , Walton Francis , Jessica Klement , FMA , Mike Causey , Your Turn , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 05:49pm EST
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Overpaid Feds? Uncle Sam Doesn't Do Retail

How many hamburger flippers, box-store greeters and grocery store baggers does Uncle Sam employ? Short answer, not too many which Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says may explain while federal salaries are bigger than in many sections of the private sector.

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Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:00am EDT

CDC facing furloughs, ATF considers buyouts

Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.

Tags: SEA Conference 2011 , SEA , HHS , ATF , budget , management , Jason Miller , Suzanne Kubota , Denise Wells , Richard Holgate , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 02:33pm EDT

The Downside of a Circular Firing Squad

The current congressional debate on how best to punish federal slackers reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey why circular firing squads almost never work as intended.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , management

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:00am EDT

Separating the Monsters from the Straw Men

For some time now, feds and retirees have been under constant siege, denounced by politicians as overpaid, underworked and unnecessary drones. And while they have every reason to worry, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes some are worrying about minor threats while the ignoring big-ticket changes lying just around the corner.

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Friday - 06/03/2011, 04:00am EDT

Budget battle analysis: feds are not the problem

Even with all the talk of federal employee pay cuts, and freezes, there is likely to be very little change. Former Under Secretary of Commerce, Robert Shapiro explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Robert Shapiro , Sonecon

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Feds: Wake Me When the Nightmare's Over

If you are a fed who wants to get ahead, or simply survive, you rather spend quality time with Jake Gyllenhaal or Newt Gingrich, or how about partying with either Angelina Jolie or Typhoid Mary? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one might be more fun than the other but what about your place on the job learning curve.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , retirement , health premiums

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 04:00am EDT
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