buyout

  • Coming soon to a federal agency near you: buyouts. So do you fit the profile? Are you buyout bait or, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, will you be the last person left to turn out the lights?

    June 02, 2011
  • The Agriculture Department is the first cabinet-level operation to offer early retirement and buyouts to employees. And it won\'t be the last. So what are your odds of getting an offer? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the exclusive.

    May 31, 2011
  • What if Uncle Sam offered you an enhanced pension, a $50,000 one-shot payment and a pony to retire or take early retirement. Would you do it? Before you say yes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is a slight hitch you should be aware of.

    May 16, 2011
  • Taking a buyout, says financial planner Arthur Stein, will make sense for some but not for others. He explains how to tell which camp you might be in.

    May 06, 2011
  • The Air Force Materiel Command will explore the possibility of buyouts to help reduce its workforce. The agency plans to survey its civilian workforce next week to see if there is enough interest in $25,000 buyouts.

    April 25, 2011
  • When it comes to predicting agency buyout plans, it is as simple as winning a bundle in Las Vegas or getting rich by buying low and selling high. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, the winners are older feds who want out and younger people who want to keep their job, and maybe get a promotion too.

    April 04, 2011
  • With a 2-year pay freeze in place and politicians looking at your job and retirement benefits are you suddenly nervous in the civil service? Given the economic outlook are you ready to pull the plug or hang in there until better times. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is hearing it both ways.

    January 10, 2011
  • Ever wonder whatever happened to all those buyouts that used to be available? Well, they are still out there but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, they are a little hard to find.

    June 29, 2010
  • Very little in Senior Correspondent Mike Causey\'s Federal Report column today is true. That is, some of the stuff people say is true is false and what Mike says is false is really true. Trust me, says he, just read the column.

    June 28, 2010
  • Recent media reports suggest that more federal workers made six-figure salaries — during the heart of the recession. But federal workforce advocates say those reports lack context, when some agencies are facing budget troubles. John…

    December 15, 2009
  • In some federal offices, you will likely attend as many funerals as going away parties over the next couple of years. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that despite predictions of a brain-drain, retirements are actually down.

    July 30, 2009
  • Would you like a 180 day leave of absence from your federal duties? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it\'s easy to qualify but you must act within the next 7 or 8 days.

    October 28, 2008
  • Would you like a 180 day leave of absence from your federal duties? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it\'s easy to qualify but you must act within the next 7 or 8 days.

    October 28, 2008
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