Protecting feds' pay and beefing up telework

Wednesday - 2/2/2011, 11:39am EST

Steve Watkins and Steve Losey, Federal Times

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February 2, 2011 -- Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Steve Losey join host Mike Causey to discuss the following subjects:

  • Unions are preparing a major fight to protect federal pay and benefits in the wake of a flurry of new proposals, mostly from Republicans, to cut federal jobs, pay and benefits.
  • As the weather gets nasty, many feds are pushing for more telework. But telework still hasn't taken off in large numbers. We'll look at why.
  • Homeland Security rolls out a number of new programs to encourage insourcing and beef up the skills of its managers.
  • The State Department introduces some new personnel initiatives.

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