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The man with the suitcase full of cash!

When disaster strikes areas populated by federal workers, a mystery man with a suitcase full of cash usually shows up the next day. Some of the money comes from people like you, but there are also big-time corporations that write some very big checks. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: Who are they, and why are they doing it?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , FEEA ,

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Swiss-cheese body armor

What if we found out that instead of saving millions of dollars through furloughs and sequestration cuts, the actions were actually costing the government and the taxpayers billions of dollars? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: At this rate, how much longer can we afford to save?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

Senators seek to eliminate 'official time' for federal employees

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) introduced a bill to eliminate official time for federal employees. Official time is the paid time that employees spend on union work.

Tags: official time , Tom Coburn , Rob Portman , OPM , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 07/22/2013, 04:12pm EDT

How hot is it? Call out the fashion police

Is there a guy in your carpool who, because of the heat, is wearing TMI short shorts that are way too short? Does the gang at the office look like they collided with a unisex clothes line? Maybe it's the heat, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, how hot is it in your office?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , dress code

Monday - 07/22/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Navy , budget , Jonathan Greenert , training , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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The Middle East, Mexican drug war , and more

Stratfor's Fred Burton and Jacob Shapiro, join host Derrick Dortch to talk about a number international stories and their impact on U.S. foreign policy.
July 19, 2013

Tags: Stratfor , Fred Burton , Jacob Shapiro , Mexican drug cartel , drug war , border protection , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 07/19/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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Man bites dead horse: Now that's news!

Are the media -- people like us -- paying too much attention to the reality of furloughs and the possibility of layoffs in the federal workforce? At what point does the constant reporting fall into the category of beating a dead horse? Or is this one still worth tracking. You tell us, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:00am EDT
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DoD getting down to brass tacks with 2014 sequestration cuts

The military's two top ranking officers said in a Senate confirmation hearing that the department has been working on the plan for the past two weeks and should complete it by October.

Tags: Senate Armed Service Committee , Martin Dempsey , DoD , James Winnefeld , sequestration , budget , Chuck Hagel , Cogan Schneier , Ashton Carter

Friday - 07/19/2013, 06:39am EDT

FEEA overwhelmed with furlough aid requests

The number of furloughed federal employees seeking emergency loans from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) continues to grow, as FEEA tries to keep up with the heightened demand.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , pay and benefits , Steve Bauer , FEEA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/15/2013, 03:27pm EDT
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Want to appeal a furlough with the MSPB? Get in line

The Merit Systems Protection Board has 3,000 appeals from furloughed employees in the pipeline. Board Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann says her staff is working overtime to get them all processed.

Tags: Merit Systems Protection Board , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furloughs , sequestration ,

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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