Federal Report

  • It will be another three weeks - at least until Congress breaks for its Christmas holiday - before feds get a look at the new 2008 government pay scales. Congress has been out of town so much that it\'s failed to approve key tax and money bills, including one that would sweeten next year\'s raise.

    December 04, 2007
  • The federal health insurance open season ends next Monday and its your last chance to save, or lose, as much as $1,000 next year. Most retirees and many feds never change plans.

    December 03, 2007
  • The three most important things whether you are giving a government paycheck or buying or selling a house are the same: Location, location and location. So how does your city stack up in the 2008 pay raise derby?

    November 30, 2007
  • Uncle Sam is about to limit you to doing it only twice a month...the \"it\" of course is the number of times you can make trades among the stock and bond funds of your TSP...Mike Causey says its just around the corner...

    November 29, 2007
  • Millions of retired federal workers depend on the federal health plan to keep them alive -- and out of the poor house. For many retirees the most important question during this open season is this: Would it pay to enroll in Medicare Part B, as well?

    November 28, 2007
  • Want the latest on the 2008 federal pay raise, or your chances of a bonus holiday the day before Christmas? Well, you\'ve come to the wrong place because Mike Causey says he\'s like everybody else, he doesn\'t know what\'s going to happen.

    November 27, 2007
  • Tired of those \'The End Is Near\' reports from TV, radio and your hometown newspaper? Mike Causey says, the end isn\'t even close.

    November 26, 2007
  • What do you call the day after Thanksgiving -- Friday -- or \"The day after Thanksgiving\"? Mike Causey calls it \"Lurch Day\" but he thinks you can come up with a better one than that. How about it?

    November 23, 2007
  • Are you one of the so-called Quiet Feds -- people who are on duty or on call 24/7 -- if so, thanks for being there and checkout Mike Causey\'s column today for a very special salute to the silent services.

    November 22, 2007
  • Thanksgiving, when you think about it, is a good time to weigh your odds of getting sick or having a major accident.

    November 21, 2007
  • Officials who are genuinely concerned about morale in their agencies and offices should be aware of something. It’s probably a lot worse than you think. And pay, health premiums and the 401k plan slide have…

    February 12, 2003
  • Most members of the government’s elite Senior Executive Service would not be eligible for the performance-based pay raises the Bush administration will propose for other white collar civil servants, according to the Senior Executive Association.…

    February 11, 2003
  • The decision to keep the Department of Homeland Security in the District of Columbia could undercut the arguments of D.C. politicians who have for years demanded a tax on commuters who don’t live in the…

    January 31, 2003

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