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10:49 pm, May 29, 2015

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Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow for Defense Studies, CSBA

Nearly 40 defense think-tank experts urge the Pentagon to consider a long list of reforms. They agree that base closures, changes to the DoD civilian workforce and military compensation reform are essential to maintaining a strong national defense over the long term. Todd Harrison is senior fellow for Defense studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He coordinated the latest letter, and joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to elaborate on what's inside it.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 09:40am EDT
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Recruiting, retention key to bucking federal retirement trends

A reverse retirement wave is challenging chief human capital officers to rethink how they plan their workforce in FY 2020 and beyond. Two agencies -- one large, one medium -- described how to find success in one of the most important parts of that planning process: Building and maintaining a fluid pipeline of incoming and outgoing career employees.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:00am EDT
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Studio Y: Understanding your next-generation workforce

Every other week, Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko talk to members of Generation Y as they share their perspective as young members of the federal workforce. On our first episode of "Studio Y," two young federal employees with the General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab explain how they -- and others -- perceive their age.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

Let's start a conversation

Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko launch Studio Y, an audio podcast in which millennials talk about working for the federal government.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

6 signs of hope for the federal workforce of the future

While statistics show that baby boomers within the federal government are in no hurry to retire now, eventually that day will come. And the new leaders who will take their place want to work for a government that is nimble and uses technology to its advantage. In the final part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we take a look towards the future. What will the workforce of 2025 look like? We asked six government leaders today where they see the greatest opportunities for growth and what's working now that could be replicated on a larger scale.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 02:00am EDT

Answers to your questions about long term care insurance

Joan Melanson, director of program promotion for Long Term Care Partners, joins host Mike Causey to discuss why feds should enroll in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
April 29, 2015

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 05:09pm EDT
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Military services cite advances in credentialing members for civilian jobs

An early series of pilot programs to translate military skills to private-sector credentials has blossomed into hundreds of projects across the military services, officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 04:16am EDT

Shall I go or shall I stay now?

What advice might a federal geezer or geezerette have for today's young civil servant? What would they tell agencies to do to keep those young feds around longer?

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:00am EDT

Mentoring helps young feds answer the question, 'What's next?'

When young federal employees reach the mid-to-upper echelons of their government careers quickly, they often question whether there is room to move up. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Federal News Radio examines a mentoring program created by Young Government Leaders and the Senior Executives Association to help aspiring leaders develop long-term federal careers.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 02:21am EDT
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CMS, SSA evacuating Baltimore offices

The Baltimore offices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be closing early today. Social Security Administration also will be evacuating its Baltimore headquarters.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 11:43am EDT

Half-century man asks: Is knowledge really power?

Guest columnist Nick St. Amant shares a lessoned he's cleaned from 50 years in the civil service, namely good communication is vastly greater than no communication.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 03:00am EDT

Rehired annuitants help bridge agency skills gaps, but are they enough?

Agencies' succession and next-generation training plans are unfocused, thanks to hiring freezes and budget cuts. Mission-critical projects pop up, but departments lack the workforce expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. In part 2 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we examine how some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help navigating the rough waters.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:04am EDT
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Feds choose to stay longer, creating new retirement bubble

The retirement tsunami has long been the "boogeyman" of federal HR managers -- that baby boomers would be leaving the civil service in droves as they became eligible for retirement. An exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveals that something else may be going on. In part 1 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we explore why federal employees are opting to stay on the job longer even though they are eligible to retire.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:00am EDT

Understanding financial literacy

NITP federal benefits specialist Ray Kirk joins co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss what you can do to improve your financial literacy.
April 27, 2014

Monday - 04/27/2015, 06:24pm EDT
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Jason Olsen, President, Federal Employees with Disabilities

The federal government aims to be a model employer, welcoming diversity and fostering an inclusive environment. To that end, it's hiring people with disabilities at the fastest clip in decades. Eighteen percent of new hires in 2013 reported they had some sort of disability. But problems remain. Today, Federal Employees with Disabilities, a grassroots organization, has paired with a group representing Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual and Transgendered feds. They're holding a training program with some big speakers lined up. Jason Olson is the group's president. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a glimpse behind the conference curtain.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 09:27am EDT
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We need to address 'deep, systemic problems' to improve federal workforce morale

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wants to improve working conditions for federal workers by dealing with poorly performing employees more quickly. He said most federal workers are committed, hard-working people, but long-standing challenges are hampering employee success need to be addressed.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:46am EDT

The naked boss/dressing for the office party

We asked for you to send us your scary boss stories and you delivered -- and how! Keep 'em coming, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:00am EDT

Fun stuff: days of wine and chocolate

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

Saturday - 04/25/2015, 09:57am EDT
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An expert's view of terrorism in the Middle East

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University will talk about terrorism in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, with host Derrick Dortch.
April 24, 2015

Friday - 04/24/2015, 06:47pm EDT
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The FBI counterintelligence AD covers current threats

Randall Coleman, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Department and Charles Kable, section chief of the Counterespionage Section, join host Debra Roth to discuss counterintelligence and insider threats and what the FBI is doing to stop them.
April 24, 2015

Friday - 04/24/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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