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2014: The year you get that promotion?

Is 2014 shaping up to be the year you get your first promotion in a long time? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out what could be a retirement surge in February.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:00am EST

A look back at 2013 and some projections for 2014 with Mike Causey

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to talk about the big issues affecting feds in 2013 and what's ahead in the new year.
January 6, 2014

Monday - 01/06/2014, 04:48pm EST
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Federal retirements taper off in December

Fewer federal employees filed for retirement in December than in any month in nearly the last two years, according to updated statistics from the Office of Personnel Management. Just 4,952 federal employees filed for retirement in December. But even with fewer employees retiring in December, OPM's retirement processing failed to keep pace with projections. The agency had expected to process 11,500 retirement cases but actually ended the month clearing a little more than 6,440.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 10:51am EST

Mission Accomplished, almost...

Hope you had a good holiday season and are ready for whatever 2014 brings, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It's hardly likely to be worse than 2013, unless of course it is. Keep your New Year's resolutions handy. This time for sure...

Monday - 01/06/2014, 02:00am EST

Fun stuff: ice, ice, baby!

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

Saturday - 01/04/2014, 10:18am EST
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OPM wants to know who's in charge of agency records management

The Office of Personnel Management is calling on federal managers to help streamline the records management process by identifying which positions do what.

Friday - 01/03/2014, 04:30pm EST

Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail

Marines delay plan to require pullups in female fitness test after half of recruits fail

Friday - 01/03/2014, 11:44am EST

Young feds: Don't stop thinking about tomorrow

In the fifth guest column in a series of five, a long-time Federal Report reader shares his take on why it's important for young feds to start long-term planning early in their careers.

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:00am EST

OPM: D.C. feds can take unscheduled leave, telework Friday

With snow blanketing the Washington, D.C., area, the Office of Personnel Management has announced federal workers in the region will be able to take unscheduled leave and telework Friday.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 09:51pm EST

Feds will soon see first pay raise in three years - but not all will benefit

The slight 1 percent increase ordered by President Barack Obama last month is smaller than union advocates had pushed for, but it's the first time since 2010 most civilian employees will see a bump in their basic rate of pay. Still, the modest pay raise only applies to white-collar employees under the General Schedule system. Some 200,000 blue-collar federal workers at places such as the Defense and Veterans Affairs Department and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, will not see a similar increase in pay.

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

Mass-transit benefit declines thanks to congressional inaction

Are you a federal employee who uses public transportation to get to work? Be prepared to shell out more for your commute. Because of congressional inaction, a tax subsidy for mass-transit commuters is set to drop nearly in half from a maximum of $245 a month to $130.

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

Retiring? What a difference a date makes

When deciding to retire there is one day, but lots of different dates, that is best for you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. How do you figure out the difference?

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 02:00am EST

Is there life after 50? Short answer: sort of...

In the third guest column in a series of five, a Mike Causey Federal Report reader offers her take on what happens after you age out of the "prime demographic."

Monday - 12/30/2013, 02:00am EST

Fun stuff: ski you later

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

Saturday - 12/28/2013, 09:33am EST
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A few words from a federal old-timer

In the second guest column in a series of five written by Federal Report readers, a federal old-timer shares his thoughts on the workforce and being a political punching bag as he prepares to retire.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 02:00am EST

Memorable interviews from 2013 on "Inside Government" - January 3, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2013. Guests include MSNBC's Chris Hayes and professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work." AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Department of Defense Local 1345 Steward Tracy School also appear from an August furlough protest at the union's Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:11am EST
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Favoritism strains workplace morale, harms agency performance

Although federal employees reported a decrease in workplace discrimination over the past 15 years, many say favoritism is still a prominent issue. Favoritism negatively impacts workplace morale and performance.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 01:09pm EST

EEOC: Women still face bias in hiring, advancement in federal service

A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report says woman face significant obstacles, including bias, when it comes to hiring and advancement in the federal workforce.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 11:19am EST
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Will a buyout be in your stocking?

Buyouts were a big deal over the last couple of years, but now they seem to have gone away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Or gone underground. Are you hearing anything about buyouts?

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 02:00am EST

It's Dec. 23 ... Why are you working?

How would you label yourself: Indispensable? A loser? Dedicated? A runaway? If you are working today, there has got to be a serious reason, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 02:00am EST
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