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Your Future: Omnibus or Ominous?

The shattered lame duck session of the 111th Congress has limped back in town with lots of homework to complete in a short time. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it includes the federal pay raise (if any), job security issues, $250 payments for retirees and a new TSP perk.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , federal pay , pay raise , pay freeze , omnibus , $250 payment , furloughs , TSP ,

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 04:00am EST

Sick Leave Phase In

The good news is that Congress has given federal workers a major financial incentive to save their sick leave. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the bad news is that a full cure for the so-called FERS flu is still years away.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FERS flu ,

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 04:00am EDT

Pay, Benefits Time Check

Although it may be hard for many federal workers to understand, legislation that would benefit them has a very low priority on Capitol Hill, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Especially in election years.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , TSP ,

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 04:00am EDT

FERS Flu and Fighter Jets

What do nuclear submarines or legacy jet fighters have to do with the plan to give FERS employees a major incentive to save their sick leave? Well, there is a link, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, who says that Congress sometimes works in strange ways.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FERS flu , retirement , COLAs , CSRS

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 11:02am EDT

OPM preparing for pandemic by adjusting sick leave policy

Proposed rule would give employees more flexibility in how they use their sick leave, and how much sick leave agencies could advance them. OPM also proposes to give employees with military spouses injured in the line of duty time off.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jerry Mikowicz , OPM , Family and Medical Leave Act , Federal Register , H1N1 virus

Thursday - 08/27/2009, 06:40am EDT

OPM's Berry calls expanded benefits just the 'first step'

Administration working with lawmakers to give full federal benefits to domestic partners. Employee union calls sick leave change real progress.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Rep. Tammy Baldwin , OPM , White House , Jacqueline Simon , AFGE , domestic partner benefits , Long-term insurance , Anti-discrimination law

Wednesday - 06/17/2009, 08:07pm EDT

FERS Flu Update

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , Jim Moran , CSRS , FERS ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 09:05am EST
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