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Is retirement in your near future?

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is it a dedicated IRS auditor, a serious federal agent or a compassionate VA employee? Or, do you have a Charles Dickens moment and spot the ghost of Christmas Future - you after you have retired? While feds have mostly held on to their jobs, things could change quickly, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , phased retirement

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 02:00am EDT

USPS offers early outs to 3,300 workers

To avoid lay-offs, this week the mail agency offered early retirements to more than 3,300 employees who will retire Dec. 31, 2012.

Tags: USPS , budget , retirement , Pat Donahoe , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 08:59am EDT

GOP platform takes aim at federal workforce

The Republican Party officially unveiled national party platform Tuesday, revealing its plan to downsize the federal workforce, trim federal benefits and privatize airport screeners. The party's platform calls for a reduction in the federal workforce by at least 10 percent through attrition, says federal pay and benefits should be aligned with the private sector and calls for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , TSA , workforce cuts , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , GOP platform , J. David Cox , AFGE ,

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 05:20pm EDT

Navel gazing, government style

Navel gazing is as old as the republic, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You can do it two ways: You can gaze at somebody else's or, in moments of reflection, at your own. Sort of like the wisdom of the crowd without the crowd. Today's column features some introspective visions of government operations from people on the inside.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , performance evaluation

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration could spur furloughs at Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the furloughs would address tighter budgets caused by sequestration. He also discussed other possible effects, including reductions in contracting. Wednesday's hearing represented the first time members of Congress have closely examined the effects across-the-board spending cuts could have on civilian agencies.

Tags: education , Federal Drive , Congress , Senate , Arne Duncan , budget , sequestration , Management

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:57am EDT

Taxes! Who needs them?

Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to pay taxes ... or paid only for things we like and want? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey consulted a longtime legal eagle at the Treasury Department and she had some interesting points.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , taxes , pay and benefits

Monday - 08/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Veterans as entrepreneurs

Chris Hale, president of the National Veteran Owned Business Association, talks about the work being done by his organization.
August 24, 2012

Tags: Chris Hale , National Veteran Owned Business Association , Buy Veteran , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Saturday - 08/25/2012, 01:44am EDT

AFGE's Cox eyes bigger, better union

The union's new president hopes to add more than 20,000 federal employees to its membership within a year. J. David Cox hopes "underrepresented" parts of government will fuel that growth.

Tags: J.David Cox , AFGE , American Federation of Government Employees , union , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 05:11am EDT

First lady announces new hiring push for vets

First lady Michelle Obama revealed Wednesday that 2,000 businesses around the country have hired or trained more than 125,000 military veterans and spouses in the past year, surpassing a White House goal of 100,000 by the end of next year.

Tags: Michelle Obama , veterans , VA , Scott Van Buskirk

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:22pm EDT
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