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Fun stuff: Mother's Day at 100

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

Saturday - 05/03/2014, 11:05am EDT
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The SBA's role in saving Detroit

Gerald Moore, Michigan district director for the Small Business Administration, will talk about the business climate in the city of Detroit and what the SBA is doing to help companies located there.
May 2, 2014

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:20pm EDT
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GAO strategizes in response to government challenges

What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key "high risk" areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, managing director, strategic issues, Government Accountability Office.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:22pm EDT

Thunderclap helps launch Public Service Recognition Week

Those signing up to participate in the Thunderclap effort all send out tweets and Facebook messages at the same time recognizing the work of federal employees.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 01:07pm EDT

'Broken' pay system driving SES out of government

More than half of senior executives surveyed by the Senior Executives Association are reporting "low" or "very low" morale with their jobs. The problem lies with a pay-for-performance system where some supervisors make less money than the people they lead. Increasing numbers of senior executive service members are ready to leave the federal government altogether.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Military sex assault reports surge by 50 percent

Military sex assault reports shoot up; Pentagon chief says 'clear threat' to both men, women

Friday - 05/02/2014, 11:50am EDT

Alcohol key in military fight against sexual assault

The Pentagon has released its annual report on sexual assault. The report, which includes a multi-faceted strategy to prevent sexual assault, indicates that alcohol often plays a significant role in the commission of sexual assault. The report says alcohol impairs one's ability to identify a sexual assault threat and is sometimes used as a tool to reduce the victim's resistance or totally incapacitate a victim. The strategy against sexual assault includes five elements: prevention, investigation, accountability, advocacy and assessment of the program.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:00am EDT

Huge spike in reported military sexual assaults

Number of reported sexual assaults in the military rose 50 percent between 2012 and 2013. The Defense Department says it's confident the figure doesn't reflect more crimes, but that more victims are comfortable enough to come forward.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:56am EDT
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A buyout offer you cannot refuse!

They say everybody has a price, so what's yours? How much money would you have to have, in the form of a buyout, to retire? Would $50,000 do it? Go a little higher, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

House passes bill banning SES bonuses at the VA

The House passed the GI Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 on Wednesday that includes an amendment to stop all bonuses for senior executives at the VA for five years. The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee says it will instill some much-needed accountability to the department.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 11:47am EDT

Is it your turn for a buyout?

Are you waiting for a buyout offer before you retire? Is your plan to work until you drop unless Uncle Sam shows you the money? If so, you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

The TSP: What's in it for you?

Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP. Also, Andy Medici and Amber Corrin of the Federal Times will discuss, among other things, Public Service Recognition Week and the recently passed DATA Act.
April 30, 2014

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 07:04pm EDT
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Career paths for federal IT professionals

Accenture's Tom Greiner and Vanessa Godshalk join host John Gilroy to talk how their company is helping federal IT professionals get on the correct career path.
April 28, 2014

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:11pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is teaming up with the General Services Administration to re-imagine its multi-billion dollar training contract. OPM and GSA signed an agreement yesterday to use each agency's expertise to develop the new contract. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the new plans for the training and management assistance (TMA) contract. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 09:47am EDT
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OPM, GSA combine forces for new take on training contract

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management sign an agreement to co-manage the new training and management assistance contract. GSA will handle the acquisition facets, and OPM will oversee requirements and services part of the contract that could be worth billions of dollars.

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 03:55am EDT
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What's the best age to leave government -- how about NEVER?

Are you part of the Botox Generation? Are you thinking about leaving your federal job because you are sick of being unappreciated, attacked and even furloughed? Before you do anything, remember the immortal words of the late, great comedian, Henny Youngman, when he was asked, "How's your wife?" Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Financial literacy wrap-up

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott answer your questions in the final of a series of programs on financial literacy.
April 25, 2014

Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:59pm EDT
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Understanding psychology of insider threats could stop the next one

Everyday behavior of your coworkers could be a sign of a looming insider attack. A new report explains what to watch out for and how agencies can try and predict the next threat.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 05:40pm EDT
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Fixing the federal hiring process: Deus ex machina

Many potential job-seekers give up on federal employment because the process is so daunting, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. But, does it have to be this way?

Monday - 04/28/2014, 03:32am EDT

IRS tax dead beats ... maybe not so much!

Last week the headlines screamed, "IRS TAX DEADBEATS GETTING CASH AWARDS." What a story! What's not to like? Except maybe there is another side to the story, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 02:00am EDT
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