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5:35 pm, April 18, 2014

Workforce News

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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Fun stuff: by air and by sea

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

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 11:22am EST
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Olympic security, Benghazi, & the Mexican drug war

Stratfor Vice President for Intelligence Fred Burton will discuss a number of international security issues with host Derrick Dortch.
January 17, 2014

Friday - 01/17/2014, 07:49pm EST
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After banner year for recruiting, military leaders uneasy about future

Weakness in the private-sector economy has let the Pentagon spend fewer dollars on recruiting efforts over the past several years. It still beat its targets for both the quantity and quality of new enlistees and officers it brings into its ranks. But officials believe things could get more difficult.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 04:19am EST
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Which lawmakers are fed-friendly on Capitol Hill?

Federally Employed Women released its annual Voting Record Scorecard. Now, federal employees can see which lawmakers are supporting legislation that helps them.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:00pm EST
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Archuleta studying best ways to ensure OPM continues HR evolution

Katherine Archuleta has spent her first few months as director at the Office of Personnel Management learning, listening and asking questions to figure out how to ensure continuous improvement. Archuleta said she expects a new plan to improve the agency's technology by the end of February.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:16am EST
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Former Rep. Patrick Murphy continues veteran advocacy - January 17, 2014 and January 24, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" former Rep. Patrick Murphy (Pa.) discusses his MSNBC program, "Taking the Hill with Patrick Murphy," to bring attention to veterans issues. AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten previews the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference Feb. 9 - 12 while Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul details the latest manufacturing jobs numbers. National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare's Web Phillips reacts to service reductions at SSA.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:20pm EST
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Take me to your leader: Who's in charge?

If other-world aliens landed next to your building and said "take me to your leader," would you head for Washington, your state capital or your boss on the top floor? Also, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: how did the government once manage to slash the number of managers almost overnight?

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:00am EST

How the spending bill affects the federal workforce

After a month of negotiations, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees unveiled a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill this week funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2014. From federal pay and benefits to a further decline in the Internal Revenue Service's budget, read about three key takeaways of the bill.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:43pm EST

Retire or keep working? Keep this job or move on to another?

Retirement coach Mike Townshend will discuss what you should be thinking about when considering a career change or retirement.
January 13, 2013

Monday - 01/13/2014, 08:41pm EST
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SES group: White House keeping mum on award alternatives

Last spring, as across-the-board budget cuts roiled through agencies across government, the White House decided to cancel the monetary portion of the Presidential Rank Awards, which granted recipients as much as 35 percent of their salary in a one-time bonus. But the White House maintained it was "focused on finding means to acknowledge excellence in non-monetary ways." The Senior Executives Association (SEA), in a statement released Monday said it still hasn't heard from President Barack Obama on those alternatives.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 03:27pm EST
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Fun stuff: honoring MLK

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

Monday - 01/13/2014, 11:30am EST
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VA under fire for proposed disability filing rule

Veterans groups take issue with proposal designed to streamline VA's disability claims work

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:40am EST

Air Force drug probe grows to 10 officers

APNewsBreak: Air Force probe into drug use by officers expands to 10 base in US, Britain

Sunday - 01/12/2014, 06:08pm EST

2013 Trends in law enforcement

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd, and Jon Adler with the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, will discuss the 2013 Preliminary end of the year fatality report.
January 10, 2014

Friday - 01/10/2014, 09:33pm 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 10, 2014

Friday - 01/10/2014, 09:29pm EST
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National Guard worried about growing risk of attrition

Amid debates about the proper size of the active military versus the reserve component, the National Guard's chief warned his force will lose its best talent if it's not given opportunities to engage in the guard's federal mission.

Friday - 01/10/2014, 03:37am EST
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Uncle Sam's less-fat, more-muscle plan...

Want to lose weight, pack on muscle and become more tech savvy? Uncle Sam has this magic plan in the works, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. When approved, it will benefit young and old alike.

Friday - 01/10/2014, 02:00am EST

Disabled veterans to be exempted from pension cuts

Spending bill likely to exempt disabled veterans from pension cuts

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 01:00pm EST

Should we replace the General Schedule?

The General Schedule worked well when half of Federal employees were GS-5 and below and most of the rest of the workforce was spread out over the remaining grades. Today, 7.4 percent of the Federal workforce is GS-5 and below.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 12:45pm EST
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