Steve Watkins

  • What will happen to feds in 2011?

    This week’s show is all about you – the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress? January 12, 2011

  • Federal freeze to send SES running?

    Feds have many questions about what Congress and President Barack Obama have in store for them in the years ahead. Federal Times experts Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly, and Carol Bonosaro, Senior Executive Association President, join Mike Causey to discuss these issues.

  • Fundings and freezes

    On this week’s show, host Mike Causey talks with the Federal Times about fast-changing federal issues including the continuing resolution, the FY 2012 budget and the pay freeze proposals on the Hill. February 9, 2011

  • The budget, new and old, and your agency

    On this week’s show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times’ Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

  • Shutdown averted…or not?

    This week’s show focuses on the continuing possibility of a government shutdown. Guests include Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times and AFGE’s Witold Skwierczynski. March 2, 2011

  • USPS to reduce workforce by up to 30,000 in 2011

    The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its workforce by up to 30,000 employees this year. Up to 7,500 of those positions would be eliminated as part of a redesign that USPS will announce March 25, an agency spokeswoman said.

  • How feds help feds survive the worst

    The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

  • Feds rarely denied raise for poor performance

    Federal Times’ Steve Watkins and Steve Losey discuss the likelihood of bills targeting federal employees will have enough votes to pass.

  • Shutdown, Furloughs, and Givebacks

    Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Steve Losey, financial planner Arthur Stein, and president of the Senior Executives Association Carol Bonosaro join us to answer your questions.

  • Deficit plan to target fed pay, benefits?

    Federal Times editor Steve Watkins joins host Mike Causey to talk about what’s next for federal workers and retirees. April 13, 2011