Pay & Benefits

  • The R-fund, as in real estate investment trust fund, rides again. A year ago many people were pushing for an R-fund option to the TSP. Since the housing market has tanked they\'ve been quiet. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the drive is about to begin anew.

    March 26, 2008
  • What do TV sitcom postal workers Cliff Claven from Cheers and Newman from Seinfeld have to do with the current passport snooping scandal? More than you think, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

    March 25, 2008
  • When it comes to sick leave, most federal and postal workers are under a use-it-or-lose-it system. As a result lots of them get what\'s called the FERS flu as they near retirement. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there may be a cure for it: a sick leave bank with tax credits.

    March 24, 2008
  • The government\'s annual leave bank program has been a big success and helps lots of people. Now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, it may be time for a sick leave bank with tax breaks for depositors.

    March 21, 2008
  • In many of the better neighborhoods of the area, well-manicured lawns also sport green and white picket signs that say \'Not On Our Watch!\' Senior Correspondent Mike Causey said he was surprised when he found out what they really mean.

    March 19, 2008
  • Most federal and postal workers are expecting a special economic stimulus check, but what about retired feds? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if you are breathing and file a return odds are you will get a check.

    March 18, 2008
  • 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

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