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New Congress: Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

If you are a vintage movie buff, especially of science fiction classics, you may understand why the membership and the rhetoric of the new Congress reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey of one of his boyhood favorites from Hollywood: The Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , fed bashing , pay cut ,

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 04:00am EST

State of the Union to foreshadow more cuts?

Federal employees are already the target of cost-cutting. Tuesday's State of the Union address may offer more ideas of how deep the cutting will go.

Tags: Must Reads , State of the Union , Barack Obama , budget , spending , CRS , New York Times , Wall Street Journal , CNN Money , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/24/2011, 03:12pm EST

Congress set to send spending message

Republicans plan to send President Barack Obama a message just a few hours before his State of the Union speech Tuesday. We get details from CNN's Bob Constantini.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , spending , pay debate , Bob Constantini , CNN

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:31am EST
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Whack DC But Hit Denver & Houston

With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay debate , furloughs , layoff , BRAC , Mike Coffman , Kevin Brady

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 04:00am EST

USPS shrinks workforce, changes pension

Patrick Donahoe became the 73rd Postmaster General Friday, assuming control of the Postal Service in the midst of a fiscal crisis. Donahoe said USPS will reduce its workforce by another 7,500 people in 2011. Still, he's optimistic about the future. In the short term, however, the reality is that postal workers are likely to suffer while the agency tries to balance its books.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , USPS , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , POST Act , Meg Beasley

Monday - 01/17/2011, 07:03am EST
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Die at Your Desk Club has Immediate Openings!

Thanks to congressional interest in federal retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says membership in the Die At Your Desk Club may soar. So what's the deal and what are the proposed changes?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , HR 235 , high 3

Friday - 01/14/2011, 04:00am EST

What will happen to feds in 2011?

This week's show is all about you - the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress?
January 12, 2011

Tags: Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Andrew Tilghman , Federal Times , Your Turn , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , government shutdown , Congress , deficit reduction commission , furlough , Jolie Lee , management , contracting

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:48am EST
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Choice for Feds: Bolt or Burrow?

With a 2-year pay freeze in place and politicians looking at your job and retirement benefits are you suddenly nervous in the civil service? Given the economic outlook are you ready to pull the plug or hang in there until better times. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is hearing it both ways.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , brain drain , retirement

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:00am EST

Cost-cutting targets public unions

The New York Times reports that budget problems have states turning to curb the influence of unions, especially ones representing government workers.

Tags: Must Reads , unions , Dorobek Insider , pay debate , New York Times , FedSmith , Bob Gilson

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 02:38pm EST
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