Federal Report

  • Is your grown child still a dependent at heart, and in fact? If so you should be rooting for a new bill that would raise the age for eligibility for coverage under your federal health plan.

    March 18, 2008
  • Three contractors are bidding on a job to fix the White House fence. They come from Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee. So who gets the contract? New Jersey, of course. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why.

    March 17, 2008
  • Uncle Sam\'s use it or lose it sick leave system has got to go. Many feds say its time has come. Unfortunately that time is not quite yet, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

    March 14, 2008
  • Federal and military investors yanked nearly $6 billion out of their thrift savings plan accounts in January looking for a safer investment haven. So was that smart?

    March 13, 2008
  • A new study has DC drivers chanting \"We\'re number 3!\" and sobbing. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says relief may be on the way from the National Science Foundation.

    March 12, 2008
  • 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

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