Federal Report

  • The next federal pay raise could vary widely both in the overall amount set for all workers and the final amount that people get based on locality adjustments. So how is the busy political schedule of Congress affecting the pay raise? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey takes a look.

    March 11, 2008
  • When is playing it safe the risky thing to do? According to most pros playing it safe, too safe, can be a high-risk strategy. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

    March 10, 2008
  • If you are a single fed looking for love, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you have a very special ace in the hole.

    March 07, 2008
  • Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says market woes are good news if you are an optimist and bad news if you are a pessimist. He\'s devised a test to tell you which one you are.

    March 06, 2008
  • Supplemental appropriations are an excellent place to bury pork and earmarks that have nothing to do with the issues at hand. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says somebody thinks they have a way to make them easier to spot.

    March 04, 2008
  • Good news if you are a federal retiree or know someone who is: they will be getting a tax rebate as part of the economic stimulus package. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the numbers.

    March 04, 2008
  • How do you feel about your political boss? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey would like to hear from you about the winners and losers you\'ve served under.

    March 03, 2008
  • If you like the very popular TV show Trading Spouses (or even if you hate it) you are going to love today\'s Federal Report which offers a civil service version designed to curb, or cure, pension-envy.

    February 29, 2008
  • Be careful when you toss out what you think is junk mail: the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board recently sent out 4.1 million personalized statements to federal TSP account holders.

    February 28, 2008
  • If you are under the use-it-or-lose-it FERS plan, is sick leave only for when you are sick or can you use it any way you choose? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it\'s a question lots of feds are asking.

    February 27, 2008
  • If inflation continues at its current rate, most federal retirees will get a bigger cost of living adjustment next year than the 2.3 percent they got last month. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many retirees think somebody is watering-down their COLA.

    February 26, 2008
  • Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that as Congress considers some kind of incentive for FERS employees to save sick leave there\'s an internal debate whether the leave is a form of insurance or an entitlement.

    February 25, 2008
  • Is your letter carrier a lean, mean walking machine or is he or she getting bigger every year? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports that Australia had to raise the weight limit for its delivery personnel and, while solving one problem has created another.

    February 22, 2008
  • Do you have a rainy day fund? If not, why not? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the financial pros recommend you have money to cover 6 months of expenses set aside. So how do you do that?

    February 21, 2008

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