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Retirees Get One-Shot $$$

Millions of retired federal and military people are in line to get a one-time $250 payment or tax credit for this year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how it is supposed to work and who should be excited by the news.

Tags: P&B , stimulus , NARFE , Jill Crissman , Arthur Stein , TSP , Your Turn , FERS , sick leave , Jim Moran , Frank Wolf , CSRS , H.R. 958

Wednesday - 02/25/2009, 04:00am EST

COLA: A Fast-Moving Target

In January federal workers complained because the pay raise they got was so much smaller than the inflation-driven cost of living adjustment for retired feds. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says times have changed, because 2010 could be the year without a COLA.

Tags: P&B , COLA , pay raise , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 04:00am EDT

Bill may be a vaccine for FERS flu

Many federal employees who leave the workforce with unused sick leave lose it, or some workers come down with the FERS flu, taking months of leave just before they retire, but two Virginia congressmen are looking to change that.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Darryl Perkinson , Federal Managers Association , Retired , Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) , Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) , FERS flu , CSRS

Monday - 02/16/2009, 07:07pm EST
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Inflation/Deflation: You Gotta Pick One!

In the old days pirates would often give their victims a choice. The choice? Walk the plank or get pushed off the plank. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers and retirees now find themselves in a similar bind.

Tags: P&B , deflation , inflation , COLA , NARFE , pay raise

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 04:00am EST

Federal retirees to get a piece of the stimulus package

Federal government retirees are eligible to receive a cash payment from the stimulus bill, due to be signed into law by President Obama Tuesday. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) fought to have the once excluded group added.

Tags: P&B , NARFE , Dan Adcock , stimulus bill

Monday - 02/16/2009, 02:41pm EST
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TSP fund manager arrest is just a rumor

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is dispelling a rumor circulating on the Internet that a Thrift Savings Plan I Fund manager was arrested.

Tags: P&B , Thrift Savings Plan , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Samuel Hoeffler , I Fund

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 02:21pm EDT

Tales from the Retirement Crypt

Are you going to spend your first months in retirement traveling, playing or relaxing...or will you become obsessed with watching your bank balance? Mike Causey says that is what happens to a growing number of retirees.

Tags: retirement , annuity payments , OPM , Mike Causey , Mike Causey's Federal Report , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 05:44pm EDT

How feds help feds survive the worst

The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

Tags: shutdown , budget , pay and benefits , FEEA , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , furlough , USPS , Steve Bauer

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:00pm EDT
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A one-shot $250 check for retired feds?

Will retirees get a one-time $250 check? On this week's Your Turn host Mike Causey talks with Dan Adcock and David Snell from National Active and Retired Federal Employees about the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.
October 27, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , COLA , Congress , Dan Adcock , David Snell , NARFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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