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Retention News

Everybody's got a price: What's yours?

They say that everybody's got a price, so what's yours? What would it take for Uncle Sam to convince you to retire? Because you may be facing that decision soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 02:00am EST

USAID using childcare subsidy as another way to retain employees

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined more than 30 other agencies in offering a childcare subsidy for lower-income employees. The program has been shown to help retain employees for relatively little money but many agencies still do not offer it, said Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, which is managing the USAID program.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:10am EST
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Los Alamos Lab plans to offer buyouts to up to 800

The lab has submitted a plan to the National Nuclear Security Administration and is waiting for approval to offer the buyouts.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 01:54pm EST

GAO: DHS makes progress on retaining senior leaders

David Maurer, the director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the results of a recent report on turnover in the Homeland Security Department's senior ranks.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:55pm EST
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2013 budget ups IRS funding, allows for staff increases

Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents some 84,000 IRS employees, told In Depth with Francis Rose the 2013 budget request would allow IRS staff levels to increase by about 4,000 positions.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:00pm EST
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What happens to feds if the the government downsizes?

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the size of the federal workforce and where, geographically, the workforce is situated.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:06pm EST
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2013 budget: Staffing levels remain mostly flat

The size of the federal workforce has been an issue of political discussion for the past couple years. But amid everything else in the official 2013 budget request unveiled Monday, the overall size of the federal government, in terms of staffing levels, will remain relatively constant.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:07pm EST

Retirement applications tick up 24 percent in 2011

Experts have long predicted a federal retirement tsunami, and the steady uptick in retirement applications across 2011 appears to bear that out. Overall, 104,810 retirement applications were filed by federal employees in calendar-year 2011, according to numbers provided by OPM a 24 percent increase over 2010 levels.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:35pm EST

Career training roundtable

Host Debra Roth leads a roundtable discussion of how to get a job in the federal government.
February 10, 2012

Friday - 02/10/2012, 08:41pm EST
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VA, Education reap benefits of hiring reforms

Improvements to training and employee retention are increasing department workforces and saving money, agency chief human capital officers for the Education and Veterans Affairs departments said at an event Tuesday.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 05:44pm EST
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Analysis: Pathways forces agencies to 'ramp up' recruitment

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, said the new regulations are an opportunity for agencies to "ramp up their game" when it comes to recruitment.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:56am EST
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Only 2.3 percent of college students plan to work for federal government, survey finds

A survey of more than 35,000 college and university students found only 2.3 percent plan to work in the federal government after leaving school.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 02:01am EST
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Job bias claims at record level

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the most in its 46-year history. That's a slight increase over the previous year, which had 25 fewer complaints.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:49am EST

Looking ahead: What should feds expect in 2012?

John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service, Jessie Klement of the Federal Managers Association, Beth Moten of the American Federation of Government Employees will talk about the proposed federal pay freeze and other issues affecting federal employees.
January 20, 2011

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 12:16am EST
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Attrition could be at highest levels in three years

Tim McManus, the vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal managers can do to fill in the blanks in their workforces as retirements and buyouts increase.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:29pm EST
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CBP, Labor team up for disabilities hiring initiative

Customs and Board Protection recently signed an agreement to adopt a program developed by the Labor Department that facilities the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:15am EST
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Is your job on the chopping block?

More than 320,000 government jobs disappeared over the last two years and while that's a lot, it is relatively good news for people who work for IRS, Defense, the VA and other federal operations, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 02:00am EST

January jumpers: Why some feds are retiring now

When they take the plunge into retirement, about half of all federal and postal workers do it in December or January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So is that a quirk of the calendar, or something else.

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 02:00am EST

VA: Happy feds saved $200 million in turnover costs

The Department of Veterans Affairs avoided $200 million in turnover costs by investing in online training resources for employees, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda told Federal News Radio. He also explained how the VA plans to make veterans 40 percent of its workforce, weather the retirement tsunami and continue to be a federal leader on human capital issues in a wide-ranging interview.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Federal HR managers faced obstacles in 2011

Human resources expert Paul Rowson joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the challenges and changes faced by chief human capital officers and HR managers in 2011, as well as what they'll have to look for in 2012.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 07:11pm EST
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