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Reaction to the State of the Union address

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies, will give her take on the 2014 State of the Union address.
January 31, 2014

Friday - 01/31/2014, 08:09pm EST
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NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

Air Force: 92 implicated in nuke cheating scandal

Air Force secretary: Stress and fear fueled cheating scandal; 92 nuclear officers implicated

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:00am EST

SSA offering early-outs in 2014

The early-out offer at the Social Security Administration is one of the first this year in government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could open up the promotion pipeline for younger, mid-career employees and jump-start early retirement offers in other agencies too. So how are things in your office?

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:00am EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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Air Force secretary sees 'systemic' problems in nuclear workforce

Air Force's new civilian leader returns from tour of the service's nuclear sites with a dim assessment of the workforce's leader development and training culture. In 60 days, the service will recommend an action plan to the Pentagon.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 03:50am EST
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Finding the right retirement date for you

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, will give tips on how to determine your magic retirement date.
January 29, 2014

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 07:35pm EST

Union assists OPM workers affected by layoff - January 31, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Office of Personnel Management Local 32 President Charlretta McNeill discusses sequestration's role in Reduction-in-Force notices being sent to 356 OPM employees, and how the union has helped those workers. Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack, campaign strategist Ethan Rome and Tennessee Justice Center attorney Gordon Bonnyman highlight the latest Affordable Care Act developments from Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 05:21pm EST
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New leadership at DHS cracks down on overtime abuse at CBP

Union and CBP officials call for reform of outdated OT pay system, saying the purpose of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime was misinterpreted.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:28pm EST
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What's the best date to retire?

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning and 'the' expert on choosing the right federal retirement date, joins host Mike Causey for this week's show.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 12:46pm EST
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Finding your magic retirement date

Timing is everything, especially when you retire. And whether you are planning to retire in a few months or 30 years from now, there is a magic date just for you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:00am EST

Obama offers few insights for feds in State of the Union

President Barack Obama did not address federal IT and procurement reforms during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, but he did call for a review of all federal training programs. He also reiterated the need to speed up federal permitting and the continued reduction of the backlog of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:50pm EST
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Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

Obama to sign order increasing minimum wage for new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 02:10pm EST

OPM offers agencies helping hand in perking up employee morale

Fueled by budget cuts and pay freezes, federal employee satisfaction and engagement across the government plunged last year, according to the Office of Personnel Management's annual Employee Viewpoint Survey. Now, OPM says it's here to help agencies turn around those sagging satisfaction scores.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 12:09pm EST

Perspectives on a federal career

Host Bob Leins and guest Bob Braunstein discuss their experiences as employees in the federal government and provide tips on what you need to know to maximize benefits during your career.
January 27, 2014

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:51pm EST
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OPM undecided whether to suspend, debar USIS after DoJ complaint

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta called Justice's case an "egregious violation of the public trust." OPM has taken steps to reform and improve the oversight of the security clearance system to prevent future "dumping" of cases.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 12:33pm EST

Fun stuff: get your motor running, head out on the runway

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation's capital.

Saturday - 01/25/2014, 10:19am EST
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The status of telework in the federal government

Jennifer Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the the status of telework in the federal government.
January 24, 2014

Friday - 01/24/2014, 10:33pm EST
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Helping veterans find jobs

General Gary Profit, senior director of military programs at Walmart, will talk about the company's initiative to hire more veterans.
January 24, 2014 (Show originally aired January 10, 2014)

Friday - 01/24/2014, 09:29pm EST
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Handling your polar vortex

If you can read this, it means you are alive, well and a survivor of the massive polar vortex that froze half the country, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, how did you and your colleagues do it?

Friday - 01/24/2014, 02:00am EST
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