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5:32 pm, April 18, 2014

Workforce News

Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program

The Navy's newest approach to responsible drinking is only a download away.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 09:06am EDT
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Jeremy Herb, staff writer, The Hill

The Defense Department's civilian workforce is in Congressional crossfire.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 09:01am EDT
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Whom can you trust?

Marc Levine, of Handler and Levine LLC, offers advice on how to choose your trustees, powers of attorneys and executors.
March 17, 2014

Monday - 03/17/2014, 09:24pm EDT
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Meet the Presidential Innovation Fellows

The Presidential Innovation Fellows are a diverse group of innovators and thinkers. Click through the gallery to meet the fellows from Round 2. View our special report page for full coverage of the fellows program.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:08pm EDT

Agencies need to change tactics to attract younger workers

As the government looks to diversify its workforce with younger employees, a new study shows interest is high among college students. The challenge lies in positioning the government so the best and brightest will find those opportunities.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Is discrimination to blame for employees' sinking satisfaction with training opportunities?

Budget cuts, alone, can't explain employees' sinking satisfaction with training, according to a new analysis prepared by the Tully Rinckey law firm in Washington, D.C., which specializes in federal employment law. As dissatisfaction with training opportunities has intensified in recent years, the number of Equal Employment Opportunity complaints alleging discrimination in training opportunities have also shot upwards, according to the firm's analysis.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:47am EDT

Paul Lawrence, principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Every career federal employee has wondered how the political appointees manage to manage.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:47am EDT
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Federal offices closed Monday

Federal offices in the Washington D.C. area are closed Monday. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work will follow their agency's policies.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:09am EDT

Fun stuff: something old and something brewed

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

Saturday - 03/15/2014, 11:37am EDT
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Educating and training the next generation of Marines

Marine Corps University President, Brigadier General Thomas Weidley and Retired Brigadier General Thomas Draude, president of the Marine Corps University Foundation, will talk about the University's education and training programs.
March 14, 2014

Friday - 03/14/2014, 07:48pm EDT
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Steve Condrey, Chairman, Federal Salary Council

A young protégé could make your job easier in the long run.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 07:03pm EDT
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Cyber Command headed toward unified command status

Gen. Keith Alexander, who will soon retire as the first commander of U.S. Cyber Command, said his organization has matured to the point that it should join the club of unified commands that report directly to the President.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 04:00am EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

Your agency probably needs a millennial makeover.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:02pm EDT
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Sequestration forces Coast Guard to get creative

Like many agencies, the Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of sequestration, reducing its operating costs by 25 percent last year. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp talks about where the agency was impacted most and how it worked through the challenges.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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Think before you post: EEOC cases show pitfalls of social media in the workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a meeting Wednesday to examine how social media impacts employees' claims of discrimination -- either in the workplace, itself, or during the hiring process. The law is still struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving technology, experts told the commission. Still, two cases from EEOC's Office of Federal Operations offer insight into the complex legal issues surrounding just one errant tweet or ill-conceived Facebook post.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 11:15am EDT

Furlough appeals continue to stretch MSPB 'beyond capacity'

The Merit Systems Protection Board seeks additional resources in its fiscal 2015 budget request to improve staffing and IT infrastructure. The agency is working through more than 32,000 furlough appeals in addition to its regular workload and also expects a wave of administrative judge retirements.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:20am EDT
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Military facilities get shorted as part of DoD's tough 2015 budget choices

The Pentagon's 2015 budget request includes sharp cuts in funding for construction and maintenance on military bases, which congressional appropriators immediately denounced. But Defense officials say they could do a better job of maintaining military bases if they were allowed to close they ones they no longer need.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:14am EDT
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D.C.'s annual winter black eye

Despite what may be a record number of weather-induced government shutdowns this year, emergency operations continued without missing a beat. And some Washington-area feds are tired of being the butt of weather jokes that make them out as winter wimps, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

APNewsBreak: Defense contractor to plead guilty

A civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age will be entering a guilty plea, his attorney said Tuesday.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 02:32pm EDT

Teleworkers vs. commuters: Pick your poison!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: When federal agencies tell employees to stay home because of bad weather, is it fair to require others to telework from home?

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:00am EDT
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