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House passes VA, DoD civilian pay freeze

The House passed a veterans funding bill Thursday that includes extends the pay freeze another year for civilian employees of the the Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Congress , House , VA , DoD , Beth Moten

Friday - 06/01/2012, 02:36pm EDT

And you're still working because...

It could be a long time before federal workers see another January pay raise. But for retirees, things are looking up.

Tags: Federal Report , Mike Causey , retirement , cost of living allowance , Consumer Price Index , inflation , Social Security

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

House OKs GOP budget plan, including pay freeze extension, pension changes

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , Congress , House , Senate , Barack Obama , retirement ,

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:19am EDT

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , annuity , COLA , FERS , CSRS

Monday - 04/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Senate passes highway bill, including 'phased retirements,' transit subsidy

The Senate voted Wednesday to overhaul transportation programs and keep aid flowing to thousands of construction projects while strengthening highway. The $109 billion measure, approved in a 74-22 vote, included a number of amendments affecting federal pay and benefits, including a provision to allows "phased retirements" for federal employees and an expansion of an expired mass-transit subsidy.

Tags: workforce , retirement , phased retirements , pay and benefits , transportation bill , Congress , Senate , mass transit benefit , NTEU , Max Baucus , Pat Roberts

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:32pm EDT

SES mobility not 'musical chairs'

Host Mike Causey will talk career mobility with Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Service. Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly will talk about how pending legislation in Congress will affect your pay and benefits.
March 14, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , retirement , budget battle , sequestration , USPS , Budget Control Act , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , buyouts , downsizing

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 11:19pm EDT
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Senate rejects pay freeze amendment to transportation bill

The Senate has defeated an amendment to a transportation bill that would have extended the federal pay freeze through 2013. In a 57-41 vote, lawmakers rejected the amendment, introduced last week by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). The measure needed 60 votes to pass. Federal unions applauded the news.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Congress , Senate , Pat Roberts , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , AFGE

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:19pm EDT

Senate amendment would extend pay freeze through 2013

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment Thursday to the Senate Highway Bill that would extend the federal pay freeze for another year as part of special deficit reduction trust fund.

Tags: Pat Roberts , Senate , highway bill , budget , workforce , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48am EDT

Light at end of tunnel: Sunshine or trainwreck?

For federal workers traveling through the congressional tunnel: Is that light they see sunshine or an oncoming train wreck? Either way their journey isn't over by a long shot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Congress , workforce , FERS , retirement contribution

Friday - 03/02/2012, 02:00am EST
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