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Workforce News

What's on your mind?

The NITP's Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your retirement and financial planning questions.
February 24, 2014

Monday - 02/24/2014, 07:05pm EST
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EEOC revises procedures for sorting out EEO and HR conflicts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking public input on significant changes to the directive that provides guidance for federal agencies when it comes to EEO policies and procedures.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 03:02pm EST

Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for feds in 2015

An administration official confirmed the decision to ask Congress in the fiscal 2015 budget request expected on March 4 for another slight increase.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 01:17pm EST

Navy to build its 'information dominance' forces through new command

Navy Cyber Forces, already headquartered in Suffolk, Va., will take over responsibility for building the knowledge workforce the Navy terms the "information dominance corps."

Monday - 02/24/2014, 03:53am EST
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Survivors tell how, why they did it!

Unless somebody is reading this to you in your hospital room, you made it through winter, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. At least so far. Cold, snow, ice in the east, drought in the west. Washington lost its title as the "Winter Weenie" capital of the country. Feds elsewhere were too busy fighting Old Man Winter to make fun of us. So how did we do it? Feds tell us what they had in their survival kit.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 02:00am EST

Fun stuff: whatever floats your boat

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

Saturday - 02/22/2014, 11:18am EST
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Helping veterans find jobs

General Gary Profit, senior director of military programs at Walmart, will talk about the company's initiative to hire more veterans.
February 21, 2014

Friday - 02/21/2014, 09:29pm EST
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For federal managers: Training opportunities & legislative update

Todd Wells and Greg Stanford from the Federal Managers Association, and Miguel Aviles from Young Government Leaders will discuss upcoming training opportunites for federal managers.
February 21, 2014

Friday - 02/21/2014, 08:25pm EST
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On the move: From federal service to private sector

The workforce is an ever-changing space. With the public sector facing budget cuts and pay freezes, the private sector is an appealing choice to many. Track which feds are moving to the private sector. Click and drag the arrows at the left and right ends of the timeline to zoom in and out.

Friday - 02/21/2014, 05:00am EST

Borras begins to see the light at the end of DHS' employee morale tunnel

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department for the last four years, who recently left DHS to return to the private sector, said the Homeland Security Department needs a tactical, sustained effort to improve employee satisfaction. He said that kind of effort has helped change the way DHS oversees and implements IT programs.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 03:55am EST
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Term limits for the SES?

Proposals to make it much easier to discipline, demote or fire your career boss are rattling the top rank of the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 02:00am EST

SES shakeup: Reform or hissing contest?

Would your life be better off if your top career boss had a little less job security? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Or would that put you between a political rock and a hard place?

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:00am EST

Federal managers: Forget everything you think you know about hiring

A recent report from the Merit Systems Protection Board reveals that cursory assessments of training and experience are often unreliable indicators of how employees will actually fare on the job. MPSB's John Ford tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what hiring managers can do to up their hiring game. Plus, Sam Davis, vice president of AMA Enterprise Government Solutions, discusses how hiring flexibilities will boost agencies' efforts to hire the long-term unemployed.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:19pm EST
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DC loses 'Winter Weenie City' title

After years of suffering the slings and arrows of our fellow Americans, those of us who live and work in and around the Beltway can stand tall, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says: We are no longer the "Winter Weenie Capital" of the United States.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 02:00am EST

Whom can you trust?

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

Monday - 02/17/2014, 09:24pm EST
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AP: Misconduct in Army forces more soldiers out

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that the number of officers who left the Army due to misconduct more than tripled in the past three years.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:45pm EST

Behind the lies, damned lies and headlines about feds

Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says you shouldn't believe everything you read -- especially when it comes to federal employees.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:11pm EST

House committee chairman wants VA middle managers held accountable

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is the author of new legislation that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs Department to fire its senior executives. Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, says the agency is too shy about cutting loose middle managers who are performing poorly.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:44pm EST
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In praise of Millard Fillmore

Another holiday, another big East Coast snowstorm, notes Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. So how are you spending this holiday? At home, at work or stuck by the roadside?

Monday - 02/17/2014, 02:00am EST

Fun stuff: the swallows return to Baltimore

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

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 10:34am EST
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