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Will OPM block Chambers' reinstatement?

The decision about what comes next for Teresa Chambers will have to come from OPM, not Interior. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 09:41am EST
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Former Park Police chief ready to return

A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Teresa Chambers tells Federal News Radio she's humbled, heartened and ready to come back.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 09:08am EST
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What will the Google bid protest mean for cloud?

Host Roger Waldron is joined by David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss the acquisition implications of the recent bid protest decision involving Google, Microsoft, and the Interior Department.
January 11, 2011

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 06:32pm EST
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Labor database helps recruit workers with disabilities

The 2011 Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities database is intended to assist federal and private-sector employers in identifying workers with disabilities. Labor's John Beverly tells us about it.

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:41am EST
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How Benefits.gov uses the cloud to its advantage

Many federal agencies are contemplating the use of the cloud. But Benefits.gov has already made the jump according to program manager Curtis Turner. Part of the reason ‚"ď to reduce costs on equipment maintenance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides the Labor Department with the hosting environment for the site. ‚"úPart of their mission is [...]

Monday - 11/29/2010, 08:38pm EST
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DOL recruits through benefits class

The Department of Labor is teaching classes on retirement and health benefits at Howard University. Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, tells Federal News Radio about the program and their hopes for recruiting.

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 11:44am EST
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Unions to management: stop talking, start doing telework

AFGE, NTEU lead discussion to broaden discussion about telecommuting to more than just during emergencies. The White House is working on a new governmentwide telework policy. AFGE wants to add telework options into new bargaining agreements.

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:40am EDT
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Google sues U.S. government

Google is suing the U.S. government for what it claims is unfairly requiring the Web-based document system it uses to be part of Microsoft.

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 05:22pm EDT

Interior uses public lands for solar projects

Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) committed to helping the nation reach its clean energy future. BLM's Ray Brady tells us how that could happen.

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Minerals Management gets an extreme makeover

The Interior Department has created a new agency to collect billions of dollars in royalties for onshore and offshore drilling. We get details from Interior's Rhea Suh.

Friday - 10/22/2010, 10:41am EDT
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OSHA says stop texting behind the wheel

Because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of worker fatalities, OSHA and DOT are teaming up to combat distracted driving. OSHA's David Michaels has details.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Drilling fallout trickles up to OMB

The administration has lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling, but Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu will not lift her hold on Jack Lew's nomination to lead OMB. For details, we turn to The Hill's Ben Geeman

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Moran says Mark Center 'is not going to work'

Rep. Jim Moran tells Federal News Radio if you take 395 through Arlington, your commute may be about to get two to three hours longer every day.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Interior CIO targets troubled IT programs

Troubled IT projects are getting top-level attention. The kind of attention CIOs would like to avoid. Interior's CIO Bernard Mazer gives us a progress report.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Federal Hispanic Career Advancement Summit coming Nov 29-30

We're about two months out from the third annual Federal Hispanic Career Advancement Summit, November 29th and 30th at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 12:27am EDT
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Immigrant employment grows in the middle

A new study finds that employment growth for immigrants far outpaced native growth rates between 1990 and 2006 in the total economy. Author Randy Capps explains.

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Last day to comment on Labor Department's possible rule change for disabled worker hiring

A proposed rule change by the Labor Department would give preference to contractors that hire disabled workers. All comments on the proposed change must be submitted by Tuesday.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 05:30pm EDT

Secretary Solis celebrates Labor Day

Instead of giving the traditional "State of the American Worker" Labor Day speech in front of a small group, Secretary Hilda Solis this year recorded a video both highlighting the department's support of and commitment to the American worker. We ask Secretary Solis about the message of the day.

Friday - 09/03/2010, 10:08am EDT
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New Interior ethics policy explained

Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Attorney Debra Roth has details.

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Agencies employ 2.9 percent of people with disabilities

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report provides the latest information on how the federal government compares with other industry in hiring persons with disabilities. The report comes as the White House and the Labor Department are pressing agencies and contractors to hire more persons with disabilities. New recruitment and hiring strategies are due in September.

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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