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Social Security and federal pensions

Federal benefits specialist James Marshall discusses how your benefits could be affected by Social Security.
March 19, 2012

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:16pm EDT
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Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST

AFGE, SSA reach 'conceptual agreement' on new contract

A long-fought negotiation between the American Federation of Government Employees and the Social Security Administration seems to be over as the two sides agree to terms of new national contract.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Payroll tax negotiations reopen: Are feds' pay and benefits safe?

Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 06:38pm EST

NARFE concerned with provisions in House payroll tax cut bill

Julie Tagen, legislative director for the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, told Federal News Radio that certain provisions in the bill would affect federal employees.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:17am EST
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Finally, some bipartisanship _ oops, nevermind

Sen. Mitch McConnell does not high-five easily or often. But a deal to keep American workers' taxes from rising on Jan. 1 was reason enough for the coolest negotiator in the Senate to lift a hand on camera and slap _ or pat _ some skin.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:40am EST

OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

SSA, AFGE still at negotiating impasse

Nearly two years of negotiating has led to a stalemate between the Social Security Administration and its largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees. The protracted dispute mars the Obama administration's otherwise productive attempts to collaborate formally with federal unions.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 05:08pm EST
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Federal retirees get COLA bump in 2012

The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a measure of inflation that Congress adopted in the 1970s. Since then, it has resulted in annual increases averaging 4.2 percent.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 03:03pm EDT

OMB opens door to non-federal online credentials

A memo from federal CIO Steven VanRoekel requires agencies to begin accepting usernames and passwords from commercial companies such as Verisign or Google. This is the second time the government has tried to accept commercial credentials. Experts say this time agencies and industry are better prepared to be successful.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:47am EDT
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Top 10 agencies with telework issues

How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.

Sunday - 10/02/2011, 08:55pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines Sept. 6

On today's Federal Drive: Veterans Affairs announced it will release its open-source EHR code, SSA announces new rules on banned visitors and the USPS prepares to testify about its dire financial straits.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 08:30am EDT

New procedures to protect SSA employees from attacks

In an interim rule, the agency listed four ways someone could be banned from the agency. SSA said threats against employees rose 43 percent from 2009 to 2010.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 05:03pm EDT

IG: SSA needs longer-term plan for online customer service

Jonathan Lasher, assistant Inspector General for External Relations at the SSA, outlines the recommendations the report made to SSA to improve online customer service.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 04:57pm EDT
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Monday morning federal headlines - August 22

On today's Federal Drive: a new framework for the Senior Executive Service, the Pentagon's inspector general investigates the department's personnel chief over allegations of mismanagement and abuse of power, and a proposed OPM rule would allow federal employees to run for local office.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 07:56am EDT

Are IT budgets about to feel the squeeze?

Kevin Plexico, a vice president at market research firm Deltek, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the future of agency IT budgets.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 08:50am EDT
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Fed helped fast-track Social Security processing

Diane Braunstein is the associate commissioner of the Social Security Administration's Office of International Programs.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Exclusive: DHS expands E-Verify Self Check

DHS announced an expansion of its E-Verify program, which allows employees to check their eligibility for U.S. Employment before applying for a job. Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, joined the Federal Drive to discuss what the program's expansion means for both employers and employees.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Communication between D.C., local feds crucial in crisis

Bea Disman, the New York Regional Social Security Commissioner, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, she helped coordinate and manage New York's Social Security operations. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's week-long special series, "Talk Back to Washington."

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 09:13am EDT
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