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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

NDU's iCollege helps future CIOs understand success factors

The National Defense University's Information Resources Management College offers 12 certificate courses and a master's of science degree in government information leadership to help current and future CIOs sharpen their technology and management skills.
January 23, 2014

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 03:06pm EST
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DoD approves waiver policy for religious observances

The Pentagon has approved a new policy that will allow troops to seek waivers to wear religious clothing, seek prayer time or engage in religious practices. The new police took effect Wednesday, and the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis, according to defense officials.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:20am EST

NWS, union spar over agency vacancies

The National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) says the agency blamed lack of funds when it implemented a hiring freeze last March. But the union says NWS budget documents posted to its website show the agency actually ended fiscal 2013 with $125 million in unspent funds. NWS officials dispute the union's contentions that they agency left money on the table. The union's concerns over agency vacancies were the focus of recent arbitration hearings.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:04pm EST
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OPM to RIF 300 workers from HR Solutions office

The Office of Personnel Management said it's abolishing 300 positions nationwide, about 25 percent of which are full-time workers. OPM said the budget environment where fewer agencies are hiring and training employees is causing the need to reduce staff.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 02:06pm EST

Facebook commenters blast Archuleta over operating status

Facebook users were quick to criticize the Office of Personnel Management's decision to operate federal agencies on a two-hour delay Wednesday.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 07:13am EST

DoT refocuses SES leaders to address shortcomings, improve skills

The Transportation Department is using 360-degree reviews and executive coaching to help members of the Senior Executive Service become better leaders. DoT is focusing on leadership, in part, because it was one of the areas of improvement highlighted in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 03:54am EST
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Fed agencies open Wednesday under two-hour delayed arrival

Due to wintry weather conditions in the D.C. region, federal agencies will be open Wednesday, Jan. 22, under a two-hour delayed arrival. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. The Office of Personnel Management says employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would normally be expected to arrive.

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 10:03pm EST

D.C. federal offices closed Tuesday

Federal offices in D.C. closed today. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow agency policies.

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 04:04am EST

What do I need to know about Social Security?

Federal benefits expert James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security benefits.
January 20, 2014

Monday - 01/20/2014, 07:34pm EST
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