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Fun stuff: the swallows return to Baltimore

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

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 10:34am EST
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Conquering the snow...federal style

The Office of Personnel Management closed federal offices Thursday because of snow, but that doesn't mean all federal operations ceased. Click through the gallery to see how feds and others conquered the snow. Email us your photos. What did you do on your day off Thursday? What does your agency's parking lot look like today? We'll continue to update this gallery with your pics!

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:20am EST

Federal agencies in DC area open Friday under 2-hour delayed arrival

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., region are open Friday, February 14, with a two-hour delayed arrival in effect. Employees also have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 10:05pm EST

Obama raises minimum wage for contract workers

President Barack Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday.

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 03:02am EST

Teleworkers: Orphans of the storm

Do you envy your colleagues who telework from home no traffic, no hassle, even no clothes at times? Well, maybe you should consider what they are doing when you are permitted to stay home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 02:00am EST

NTEU ad campaign spotlights work of federal employees

The National Treasury Employees Union has distributed copies of a new public-service announcement featuring NTEU members to 300 TV stations and 1,000 radio stations nationwide. The theme of NTEU's campaign is "They Work for US." In addition to the radio and TV ads, the effort includes a website, Facebook page and a social media push. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday announcing the campaign, NTEU President Colleen Kelley said the aim of the campaign is to change the conversation about federal employees.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 05:26pm EST

AFGE members take action during Legislative Conference - February 14, 2014 and February 21, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference discuss critical issues facing federal employees. Guests include Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.), and the Rev. Terry Melvin, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. AFGE Council of Prison Locals Western Regional Vice President Michael Meserve also appears.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 02:53pm EST
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House bill would make it easier to fire senior execs at VA

The VA Management Accountability Act would give VA Secretary Eric Shinseki broad authority to remove Senior Executives Service (SES) members "if the secretary determines the performance of the individual warrants such removal," according to the bill. In addition to outright removal, the bill would allow the VA secretary to bump SES members down to the General Schedule at any grade level the secretary deems appropriate according to the bill.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 01:22pm EST

House Republicans back away from debt fight

House votes to extend Treasury's borrowing authority as Republicans drop push for concessions

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 09:18am EST

AFGE leader vows fight over pay, retirement benefits

After playing defense for much of last year the largest federal-employee union is ready to play offense. American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox gave a fiery speech at the union's annual legislative and grassroots mobilization conference in Washington. Also addressing the AFGE crowd were lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:36am EST

Replacing the General Schedule: Some facts

There are many good reasons why the general schedule must be reformed, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. Among them is the idea that all federal employees are either over or underpaid, that GS pay is truly based on labor costs by location, and that the GS system no longer covers most employees.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:51am EST

Is this your up-or-out year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is 2014 going to be your up-or-out year? Are you looking at retirement or prepping for a promotion?

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:00am EST

OPM cancels $2B training RFP 15 months into the acquisition process

The Office of Personnel Management told contractors last week that the solicitation under the Customized Human Resources Solutions Services initiative would be withdrawn and a new one would be released in the coming months. OPM says the government's training and management assistance needs changed and the current RFP wouldn't meet them.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:52pm EST

Congress and the budget

On this week's For Your Benefit radio show, hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss today's political environment and the state of affairs of the federal government budget.
February 10, 2014

Monday - 02/10/2014, 09:16am EST
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Fun stuff: inn love

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

Saturday - 02/08/2014, 10:14am EST
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Hot topics in federal law enforcement

FLEOA president Jon Adler joins FEDS president Anthony Vergnetti to talk about some of the issues currently affecting federal law enforcement officers.
February 7, 2014

Friday - 02/07/2014, 05:46pm EST
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AFGE sees ranks swell after turbulent year

After a turbulent 2013 that saw sequestration budget cuts and a two-week government shutdown, the largest federal-employee union is hoping to flex more political muscle this year. The American Federation of Government Employees says union membership is at its highest level in decades.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:36pm EST

An update on the federal job market

Evan Lesser, co-founder and managing director of ClearanceJobs.com, will give his take on the State of the Union's impact on federal hiring in 2014.
February 7, 2014 (Encore presentation February 14, 2014)

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:01pm EST
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How's your escape planning going?

Does your federal retirement plan involve leaving at the earliest possible date, or having your funeral at the office? Whatever your plan -- retire or expire -- you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Affordable Care Act implementation continues - February 7, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Guests include National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig, author and former insurance executive Wendell Potter, The Daily Beast Contributing Editor Eleanor Clift and Young Invincibles Senior Policy Analyst Christina Postolowski.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 09:25am EST
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