Pay & Benefits

  • 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
  • In the rough and tumble world of politics and political campaigning, one of the worst things that can happen is premature evaluation. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains political endorsements inside the federal establishment.

    February 20, 2008
  • While cash strapped companies plan to follow the federal lead and offer buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the Chief Executive wants future retirees to pay more for health insurance.

    February 19, 2008
  • If George Washington were alive today he would be amazed at several things, including how many aches and pains a 276 year old has, and the size of the federal government. For a look back, check out Mike\'s column today.

    February 18, 2008
  • If your fed-spouse is having an affair at the office, first file a freedom of information act request. And if that fails, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you can start getting tough.

    February 15, 2008
  • It\'s Valentine\'s Day and that\'s great. Love is in the air. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey warns that while all the world loves a lover, a lot of people don\'t appreciate office romances.

    February 14, 2008
  • Last year the world\'s stock markets \"lost\" $7.2 trillion. Some of that bite came out of your Thrift Savings Plan. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks has the downturn caused you to revise your retirement plan?

    February 13, 2008
  • Or \'Shut Up and Vote\'.

    February 12, 2008
  • Are most federal workers closet Democrats? Senior correspondent Mike Causey doesn\'t know for sure but he says there are two powerful groups of politicians who believe it\'s true.

    February 11, 2008
  • What do cowpies and migratory birds and your sick leave have in common? The answer could be quite a lot. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

    February 08, 2008
  • Should federal and postal workers be rewarded for not taking sick leave. Some members of Congress think so but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says don\'t spend the money just yet.

    February 07, 2008