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Chained CPI could cost retirees thousands over time, NARFE says

A proposed change to how federal retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated could have a huge, negative impact, according to David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. NARFE is urging its members and retirees to contact their congressmen during the week of Sept. 16 to express their opposition to the chained consumer price index.

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , Your Turn with Mike Causey , chained CPI , phased retirement , self-plus-one , benefits , retirement , OPM , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 02:57pm EDT
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Punching bag hits back

For the past several years, politicians aided and abetted by the media and some think tanks have turned federal workers into punching bags, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Many feds are fed up. And some are working on ways to fight back.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

AFGE rolls out new member benefits - August 16, 2013 and August 23, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams discusses new benefits available to AFGE members while Bob Hill of First Command Financial Services offers financial tips for furloughed federal employees. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Bob Hill , Max Richtman , Rick Bloomingdale , Mark Williams

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 05:00pm EDT
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SBA names Jeanne Hulit as acting chief

The Small Business Administration names agency official Jeanne Hulit as its acting head. Current SBA Administrator Karen Mills will leave her position at the end of August.

Tags: Small Business Administration , Jeanne Hulit , Karen Mills , business ,

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 01:57pm EDT

OMB reduces number of furlough days by 2

The Office of Management and Budget originally planned for 10 furlough days. Employees were already required to take seven unpaid days off and one more is planned before Sept. 30.

Tags: OMB , furloughs , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 05:48pm EDT

The skeletons in our closets

Last week, we wrote about the government profiling chicken skeletons from China. Admittedly, the news flow is slow in August, but it was a legitimate story. So we asked why it happens, and what would you do with a pair of chicken skeletons from China. The results, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, are shocking for August.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Customs and Border Protection ,

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

Two furloughed feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Federal Drive , Warren Schaeffer , Eric Lackey , DoD , DISA , Michael OConnell , Face of Furloughs

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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OPM asking feds' opinions of their health, wellness benefits

OPM has kicked off its bi-annual Federal Employee Benefits Survey in an effort to measure the importance, adequacy and value of employee benefits to ensure that available assistance aligns with best practices and employee needs.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , benefits survey , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/16/2013, 03:09pm EDT

Tiny DoD office earns only federal award for workplace flexibility

Out of 300 employers to be recognized for creating flexible workplaces this year, the William Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies is the only federal entity that made the cut.

Tags: DoD , telework , workplace flexibility , William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies , Jeff Murphy , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/19/2013, 05:25am EDT
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