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MSPB: Congress should simplify veterans preference hiring laws

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it's time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they're doing what Congress put them in place to do.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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They picked who? How to select the right people to be supervisors

Great supervisors can make even the most trying agency a better place to work, while lousy supervisors can make even the best organization a horrible workplace. With that in mind, more attention is needed to improve the supervisory selection process, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 05:37am EDT

Pay raises vs. COLAs: Are the numbers cooked?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has lots in common with actor George Clooney. Yet, they may differ on what's cheap, what's a bargain and what's an outrage.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

The COLA countdown

Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients.
August 27, 2014

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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VA training guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch

A Veterans Affairs training slide show said that veterans might be demanding and unrealistic, and advised staffers on "what to say to Oscar the Grouch."

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

DoT's move into shared services buoyed by better trained IT workforce

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department chief information officer, said he reduced contractor-federal employee IT workforce ratio to 1-to-1 from 5-to-1. He said better training and governance will help the agency centralize certain computer network services.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 10:50am EDT

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Life after the military can be a hard transition. Many veterans seek jobs in the civilian sector but to no avail. A new report by the Merit Systems Protection Board finds that part of the problem is that the rules governing veterans' job preferences are byzantine and need improvement. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how the process can be tweaked.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:31am EDT
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Life begins at retirement

Thomas Lee and Daniel Sipe from Lee, Sipe, and Associates answer your retirement and financial planning questions.
August 25, 2014

Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:29pm EDT
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Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

It was just a year ago that feds were facing furloughs and worrying about a possible government shutdown. Things sure have changed, haven't they?

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Fun stuff: all Keyed up about our anthem

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

Saturday - 08/23/2014, 08:54am EDT
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Crisis on the border

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at Stratfor, will discuss a wide range of border security issues with host Derrick Dortch.
August 22, 2014

Friday - 08/22/2014, 07:19pm EDT
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Enterprise risk management in the federal sector

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the current state of enterprise risk management in the federal government.
August 22, 2014

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:34pm EDT
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Jonathan Bell, Federal Employment Attorney

The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws. A federal judge ruled this week that the government failed to provide on-time pay to federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown. Federal Employment Attorney Jonathan Bell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the complaint.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:01pm EDT
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AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 03:38am EDT

Pay raises, postal reform and federal management

On this week's Your Turn radio show, Greg Stanford from the Federal Managers Association discusses firing senior executives and sequestration, among other topics. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins host Mike Causey to discuss pay raises, postal reform and the IRS budget.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 02:53pm EDT

Why busy women get things done

Linda Washington, former assistant secretary for Administration at the Department of Transportation, discusses the importance of being inclusive within federal agencies on this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 09:36am EDT

Phased retirement and financial awareness

Federal benefits expert Ray Kirk gives his thoughts on OPM's phased retirement guidelines and what they mean for you.
August 18, 2014

Monday - 08/18/2014, 09:54pm EDT
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Fun stuff: Grand Funk Railroad rolls through Timonium

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

Monday - 08/18/2014, 11:45am EDT
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The 12 Days of Congress

It's a good thing Congress had a nice, long break. It has lots to do when it gets back in town and only 12 days to do it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 02:00am EDT
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