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AFGE leader vows fight over pay, retirement benefits

After playing defense for much of last year the largest federal-employee union is ready to play offense. American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox gave a fiery speech at the union's annual legislative and grassroots mobilization conference in Washington. Also addressing the AFGE crowd were lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:36am EST

Replacing the General Schedule: Some facts

There are many good reasons why the general schedule must be reformed, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. Among them is the idea that all federal employees are either over or underpaid, that GS pay is truly based on labor costs by location, and that the GS system no longer covers most employees.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:51am EST

Is this your up-or-out year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is 2014 going to be your up-or-out year? Are you looking at retirement or prepping for a promotion?

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:00am EST

OPM cancels $2B training RFP 15 months into the acquisition process

The Office of Personnel Management told contractors last week that the solicitation under the Customized Human Resources Solutions Services initiative would be withdrawn and a new one would be released in the coming months. OPM says the government's training and management assistance needs changed and the current RFP wouldn't meet them.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:52pm EST

Congress and the budget

On this week's For Your Benefit radio show, hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss today's political environment and the state of affairs of the federal government budget.
February 10, 2014

Monday - 02/10/2014, 09:16am EST
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Fun stuff: inn love

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

Saturday - 02/08/2014, 10:14am EST
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Hot topics in federal law enforcement

FLEOA president Jon Adler joins FEDS president Anthony Vergnetti to talk about some of the issues currently affecting federal law enforcement officers.
February 7, 2014

Friday - 02/07/2014, 05:46pm EST
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AFGE sees ranks swell after turbulent year

After a turbulent 2013 that saw sequestration budget cuts and a two-week government shutdown, the largest federal-employee union is hoping to flex more political muscle this year. The American Federation of Government Employees says union membership is at its highest level in decades.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:36pm EST

An update on the federal job market

Evan Lesser, co-founder and managing director of ClearanceJobs.com, will give his take on the State of the Union's impact on federal hiring in 2014.
February 7, 2014 (Encore presentation February 14, 2014)

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:01pm EST
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How's your escape planning going?

Does your federal retirement plan involve leaving at the earliest possible date, or having your funeral at the office? Whatever your plan -- retire or expire -- you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Affordable Care Act implementation continues - February 7, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Guests include National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig, author and former insurance executive Wendell Potter, The Daily Beast Contributing Editor Eleanor Clift and Young Invincibles Senior Policy Analyst Christina Postolowski.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 09:25am EST
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New IRS chief says budget crunch, understaffing taking its toll

John Koskinen, sworn in as IRS commissioner in late December, has been meeting with frontline employees and crunching numbers for the last several weeks. He told Congress Wednesday that every corner of the agency is underfunded, and as a direct result, the Treasury is collecting fewer dollars than it should.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 03:47am EST
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Retire or expire: What's your plan?

When it comes to career planning, do you have a target date for retirement, or are you going to work until you drop? One in three feds could retire now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So why aren't they?

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 02:00am EST

Professional liability insurance and more

Host Mike Causey will talk professional liability insurance with attorneys John P. Mahoney and David Cavanaugh. Later Andy Medici will discuss potential buyouts at the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
February 5, 2014

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 08:40pm EST
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Navy to rename DC building where gunman killed 12

Navy Vice Adm. William Hilarides said in an email to employees on Tuesday that Building 197 will be named after Joshua Humphreys, who designed the Navy's first six frigates.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 07:17pm EST

Exam cheating scandal hits Navy nuclear force

Navy says at least 30 sailors implicated in alleged cheating on naval nuclear reactor tests

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 05:30pm EST

2014 Buyout Guide

Track which agencies are offering early retirement incentives and buyout offers in 2014.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:12pm EST

Pace of federal retirements slows at start of 2014

The number of federal employees filing for retirement in January swelled to more than 17,000, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. But that's actually about 2,600 fewer than expected. In fact, this past month marked the first time in at least two years that the number of federal workers filing for retirement in January fell below 20,000 claims.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 11:18am EST

D.C. agencies open Wednesday with option for unscheduled leave, telework

Federal agencies in D.C. are open Wednesday. Employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:07am EST

Army identifies up to $100 million in fraud in recruiting payments

The Army's audit arm finds huge accountability holes in a years-long program that recruited 130,000 soldiers. The program most likely violated federal law from the get-go, officials say.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:45am EST
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