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Gallows humor: Sequestration style

Remember the bad old days before political correctness mandated us to be better. It was a time when mother-in-law jokes were told and tolerated. Well, gone are the days. Now, at least in government circles, the old bad-news-good-news examples focus on sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs ,

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Feds helping furloughed feds

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Executive Director Steve Bauer, and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times, will discuss furloughs, and their impact on feds.
April 3, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , furloughs , Steve Bauer , FEEA , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , postal downsizing , USPS , Saturday delivery , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 07:38pm EDT
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Sequestration part deux (or just duh!)

Furloughs are still in the federal forecast. But a funny thing happened last week that has some long-time, long-suffering government types wondering if things are going to be as tough as expected, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs

Monday - 03/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam suffering death by a thousand cuts

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Are you and your coworkers suffering from what is known as death-by-a-thousand cuts? Is it happening? Does it hurt? Or can you not even tell?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , budget , furloughs

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 02:00am EDT

The Ballad of the Furloughed

Can the power of music be used to block furloughs? Does music really soothe the savage beast? Some feds are turning to music to help blunt sequestration-triggered pay cuts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furloughs: Different strokes for different agencies

It may be that all men and women were created equally. But when it comes time for furloughs to kick in, all federal workers are not going to be treated equally, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Federal furloughs: Chiseled in butter?

Remember the best seller, "I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It," by basketball great Charles Barkley. Maybe he should do a sequel, starting with the government, sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs ,

Friday - 03/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Backpedaling on furloughs?

If you want to be really with it in the world of exercises, forget about hot yoga, insanity and P90X. They are so last year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thanks to sequestration, the exercise du jour is back-pedaling!

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 02:00am EDT

Surviving furlough pay cuts

Your stress level about the possibility of being furloughed probably depends on where you work, your length-of-service and how much cash you have in reserve for a rainy day. For long-time, comfortable feds, this is just a speed bump in the road, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for thousands of paycheck-to-paycheck employees, this is not a drill...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs , FEEA

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Bill would tie Congressional pay to spending cuts

Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll introduce a bill next week that would subject Congressional salaries to any future automatic, across-the-board cuts like those that took effect last month.

Tags: Eleanor Holmes Norton , budget , Congress ,

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:40pm EDT
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