Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
VA secretary says law governing veterans benefits contained similar language to DOMA
Ever hear the old saying that bad things come in threes? It's been around a long time, and it often seems to work out that way. Bad news, bad weather, whatever. Unless you happen to work for the federal government, in which case, make that bad news comes as a foursome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
More and more baby boomers are approaching retirement age, but that doesn't mean they are leaving the workforce. Part of the reason is the mental satisfaction they get from their jobs, according to a new report.
In some states, they used to let condemned prisoners choose their method of execution. That has mostly gone out of style. But here in Washington, politicians still give about-to-be-kicked federal workers some different options, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Such as furloughed, fired or locked out.
Tax attorneys David DeJong and Eric Rollinger discuss how different state taxes affect your federal benefits.
August 26, 2013
Private lobbying groups for cities, counties get public pensions in at least 20 states
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund says it won't be able to help out most furloughed federal employees beyond the end of the week because donations haven't kept up with the crush of applications from employees facing the forced time off.
Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he's not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it's striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.
The federal workforce has been used as a political football for decades. But the fed-bashing has risen to unprecedented levels in recent years. While that kind of rhetoric may be useful in politics, it is destructive for governance and the people who make up our government, according to Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and founder of the blog, ChiefHRO.com.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 7-3 Tuesday that the Merit Systems Protection Board cannot review dismissals and demotions of government employees who hold sensitive national security positions.
For the past several years, politicians aided and abetted by the media and some think tanks have turned federal workers into punching bags, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Many feds are fed up. And some are working on ways to fight back.
NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013
Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security questions.
August 19, 2013
Lawmakers, staff may gain access to abortion coverage under health law, while other feds won't
OPM has kicked off its bi-annual Federal Employee Benefits Survey in an effort to measure the importance, adequacy and value of employee benefits to ensure that available assistance aligns with best practices and employee needs.
Politicians keep pushing key federal agencies — the ones that most touch the public — to do more with less. But there are times when it appears politicians don't care if feds do less with less, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Senior Executives Association president Carol Bonosaro will discuss a new survey where government execs were asked their opinions on a wide variey of issues.
August 14, 2013
The final rule issued in Wednesday's Federal Register requires agencies to recertify recruitment incentives annually. Relocation and retention rules affecting federal employees have also been updated.
Marc Levine, a principal at Handler and Levine, LLC, discusses the Defense of Marriage Act law and its influence on estate planning and income tax planning going forward.
August 12, 2013
Is your federal health plan heading for the sick list? Could premiums go up and benefits be reduced in the future? That is very possible now that members of Congress and their law-writing staff members will be moving out of the cradle-to-grave FEHBP into state exchanges next year.