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The end is near. Again.

It's almost the end of a very interesting year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thousands of federal workers were furloughed without pay for a few days, then forced to take 16 days off without pay. Meanwhile, a pay raise appears to have managed to sneak by Congress. So, are these really the good old days?

Monday - 11/04/2013, 02:00am EST

Open season for federal employees

Tony Vergnetti will host a roundtable discussion of open season and the options available for federal workers.
November 1, 2013

Friday - 11/01/2013, 08:50pm EDT
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A BRAC update and more

Dr. Andrea Morris, BRAC Coordinator and Community Resilience director for Arlington County Virginia, will discuss how the county is being impacted by base closure and realignment, and what officials are doing to boost job growth in the area.
November 1, 2013 (Encore presentation November 8, 2013

Friday - 11/01/2013, 07:02pm EDT
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How 20th century reform became a 21st century headache for feds

The seeds of federal workers' current woes were planted with post-war legislation aimed at reforming the civil service, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 01:18pm EDT

Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances, being paid for time not necessary for jobs

Friday - 11/01/2013, 01:18pm EDT

Vultures and 19th Century Civil Service Reform

Former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency shares a bit of the history of the civil service and how we got where we are today.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 12:51pm EDT

Fun stuff: when pumpkins fly

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

Friday - 11/01/2013, 12:29pm EDT
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A single-digit raise? It could have been worse

Retirees will get a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment next January, and white-collar feds are looking at a 1 percent raise. Not much but it could have been a lot worse, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Union opposes effort to mandate cameras on Border Patrol agents - November 1, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran opposes a Customs and Border Protection proposal that would mandate the use of cameras in vehicles and on Border Patrol agents. Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Communications and Development Director Robyn Kehoe details FEEA's efforts to help federal employees furloughed due to sequestration and the government shutdown. AFGE TSA Local 556 President Don Thomas and DoD Local 2516 President Paul Ferris also appear.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:06am EDT
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Air Force launches crowdsourcing-like approach to acquisition

Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, the director of contracting for the Air Force, said the new installation contracting agency stood up Oct. 1. She said the goal is to share acquisition resources to make up for the loss of 700 years of experience over the last year.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 04:05am EDT
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Veterans make up growing share of federal workers

The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:20pm EDT

Federal building security at risk due to lax training, oversight

A new report from the Government Accountability Office fueled a House subcommittee hearing that revealed security concerns regarding the training and certification of contract guards employed by the Federal Protective Service.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:33pm EDT
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Furlough fever: Sell low, buy high

If you are a federal worker, did you raid your retirement fund, or sell low and buy high during the government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Was it prudent or panic behavior to flee the stock market before and during the shutdown?

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

Orphans of the shutdown storm: The excepted vs. the expendables

For many feds, the shutdown seemed like a bad dream. Among its unintended consequences: It created two classes of federal workers in the same office -- the excepted vs. the expendables, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So are those forced to work due a little something extra?

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD's top officers lack skills needed to lead tomorrow's military, report says

Twelve years of warfighting has left the military's generals and admirals without the necessary training and experience to deal with their new roles as enterprise managers.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:00pm EDT
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Army ponders proper shape, size of cyber workforce

The Army still doesn't know whether its new and growing force of soldiers dedicated to cyber missions is large enough for the task. But it's certain it doesn't have the legal authorities it needs to attract and retain the talent it wants.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 04:10am EDT
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Feds get more time to give, as OPM extends CFC deadline

OPM Acting Director Elaine Kaplan extends the Combined Federal Campaign one month, to Jan. 15, 2014, giving feds more time to contribute to their favorite charities.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 01:16pm EDT
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Young, immortal and uninsured!

You work for Uncle Sam. You are young, healthy and immortal. Who needs health insurance? Well, you may be in for a surprise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

Cyber workers control their future as skillsets converge

As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:37pm EDT
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