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Workforce News

Under sequestration, IRS workforce declined by 6K

Under the squeeze of sequestration, the size of the Internal Revenue Service's workforce contracted by nearly 6,000 employees by the end of last year, according to new IRS data. At the end of fiscal 2013, the IRS workforce stood at 83,613 employees -- the fewest number in more than decade. That's also 5,938 fewer employees than the agency had on board at the end of fiscal 2012.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:57pm EDT

Fun stuff: sap and sax

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

Saturday - 03/22/2014, 10:05am EDT
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The crisis in Ukraine, the Mexican drug war, and Benghazi

Stratfor's Eugene Chausovsky and Fred Burton will talk about how U.S. foreign policy is being impacted by the crisis in the Ukraine, the drug war in Mexico, and the terror attacks in Benghazi.
March 21, 2014

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:02pm EDT
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Engagement & leadership development across the federal workforce

Fred Steckler, the CAO at the US. Patent and Trademark Office, discusses his agency's number one ranking in the latest Best Places to Work in Government survey, and Deloitte's David Dye and Katherine Ryan talk about employee management and how to engage the workforce.
March 21, 2014

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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Veterans' unemployment edges down but remains high

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 02:30pm EDT

What are the most pressing workforce issues at your agency? MSPB wants to know

The Merit Systems Protection Board is updating its research agenda and wants your help in identifying federal workforce issues and policies to study. The agency says it wants to hear from federal employees, supervisors, unions and other groups on the issues they would like to see MSPB address in its research.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 12:19pm EDT

Pete Nowacki, spokesman, U.S. Postal Service based in Twin Cities

The Twin Cities area of Western North Dakota has a lot in common with mid-town Manhattan.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:11am EDT
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Dr. Peter Squire, program manager for Human Performance Training and Education,, Office of Naval Research

The Navy takes pointers from Google Glass to create the next generation of military training.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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Victoria Lipnic, commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC explores social media in the workplace.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 10:54am EDT
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Col. Max Maxwell, strategic initiatives officer, Judge Advocate General

A new law targeting sexual assault in the military means big changes to its judicial system.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:48am EDT
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Col. Chris Cross, director, Science and Technology Division in the Army's Capabilities Integration Center

An update about how robotic, unmanned vehicles will augment brigades of the future.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:37am EDT
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Unions hope new tools will help labor-management forums be more effective

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations is getting ready to launch new tools to help partnerships between agency management and federal-employee unions better measure their effectiveness. A handful of agencies are months late in compiling metrics on the use and effectiveness of the forums, according to a report presented at a meeting of the labor-management council Wednesday. Unions are frustrated with the haphazard data collection.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Federal correctional employee charged in early release scheme

In our weekly Crime of the Week feature, Federal News Radio reports on a federal employee who is under investigation or charged with a crime.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 02:13pm EDT

Reforming the General Schedule does not have to mean pay for performance

Many smart, well-informed and thoughtful people assume that the only alternative to the General Schedule is pay for performance, but Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department disagrees.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Online Chat: Ask the Benefits and Retirement Experts

Tammy Flanagan and Mike Causey join Federal News Radio for an online chat to answer your most pressing pay and benefits issues. Read the archived discussion.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 01:00pm EDT

Border Security Expo showcases high-tech wares

Border Security Expo ongoing with discussion of transparency and exhibits of high-tech wares

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 11:50am EDT

Max Stier, president and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

The Obama administration calls on agencies to get smarter about tracking employee morale and engagement.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 09:51am EDT
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Yellen to put Fed's new leadership on display

Yellen's first meeting as Fed leader expected to lead to further pullback in economic stimulus

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Updating GS pay system key to attracting new talent

Steve Condrey, chairman of the Federal Salary Council, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the key to bringing in new talent -- and making sure they stay -- is modernizing the aging General Schedule system. Congress devised the GS system in 1949.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 11:07am EDT
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Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, former assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force

As the combat mission in Afghanistan comes to a close, the awards process is up for review.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 09:24am EDT
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