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National Nurses Week - May 9, 2014

This week AFGE's "Inside Government" explores the issues facing our nation's nurses during National Nurses Week with AFGE District 8 National Vice President Jane Nygaard, Diane Clines, President of AFGE Veterans Affairs Local 96, Jeff Sladek, District 13 VA Representative and Marilyn Park, an AFGE Legislative Representative who focuses on VA Issues for the AFGE National VA Council.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 09:36am EDT

4 viewpoints on trust in government

Trust is fickle and just a few small events can cause that trust to break. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, we asked federal employee groups and union leaders about how they define trust between employees and the government now and what this trust will look like in the future.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 06:08am EDT

The OPM budget memo, RIFs, and buyouts

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss OMB's budget guidance memo, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will give us an update on Public Service Recognition Week.
May 7, 2014

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:26pm EDT
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Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Video: A View inside the Public Service 5K

Federal Drive Co-host Tom Temin lined up with the rest of the participants in Sunday's Public Service 5K Run/Walk at Anacostia Park in D.C. On his head, a Go-Pro video camera catching all of the action from the race.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:25pm EDT

2014 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced 33 finalists for this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The list includes federal employees both new and experienced, who are making "high-impact" contributions on a domestic and global scale.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:10am EDT

Jenny Mattingley, Director of Government Affairs, Shaw Bransford and Roth.

Monday is the first work day of this year's Public Service Recognition Week. All this week organizations and people from cabinet secretaries and the Senate to the Washington Nationals will celebrate the work of people like you. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford and Roth, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what you can expect this week.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:08pm EDT
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Federal government as an employer -- Is the glass half full or half empty?

While the federal government is probably not a model employer, for a lot of reasons, it is a very good employer.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 05:00am EDT

Archuleta: Feds' hard work needs to be recognized

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Federal News Radio that federal workers deserve the attention they receive during Public Service Recognition Week.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:46am EDT
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Fun stuff: Mother's Day at 100

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

Saturday - 05/03/2014, 11:05am EDT
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The SBA's role in saving Detroit

Gerald Moore, Michigan district director for the Small Business Administration, will talk about the business climate in the city of Detroit and what the SBA is doing to help companies located there.
May 2, 2014

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:20pm EDT
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GAO strategizes in response to government challenges

What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key "high risk" areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, managing director, strategic issues, Government Accountability Office.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:22pm EDT

Thunderclap helps launch Public Service Recognition Week

Those signing up to participate in the Thunderclap effort all send out tweets and Facebook messages at the same time recognizing the work of federal employees.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 01:07pm EDT

'Broken' pay system driving SES out of government

More than half of senior executives surveyed by the Senior Executives Association are reporting "low" or "very low" morale with their jobs. The problem lies with a pay-for-performance system where some supervisors make less money than the people they lead. Increasing numbers of senior executive service members are ready to leave the federal government altogether.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Military sex assault reports surge by 50 percent

Military sex assault reports shoot up; Pentagon chief says 'clear threat' to both men, women

Friday - 05/02/2014, 11:50am EDT

Alcohol key in military fight against sexual assault

The Pentagon has released its annual report on sexual assault. The report, which includes a multi-faceted strategy to prevent sexual assault, indicates that alcohol often plays a significant role in the commission of sexual assault. The report says alcohol impairs one's ability to identify a sexual assault threat and is sometimes used as a tool to reduce the victim's resistance or totally incapacitate a victim. The strategy against sexual assault includes five elements: prevention, investigation, accountability, advocacy and assessment of the program.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:00am EDT

Huge spike in reported military sexual assaults

Number of reported sexual assaults in the military rose 50 percent between 2012 and 2013. The Defense Department says it's confident the figure doesn't reflect more crimes, but that more victims are comfortable enough to come forward.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:56am EDT
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A buyout offer you cannot refuse!

They say everybody has a price, so what's yours? How much money would you have to have, in the form of a buyout, to retire? Would $50,000 do it? Go a little higher, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

House passes bill banning SES bonuses at the VA

The House passed the GI Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 on Wednesday that includes an amendment to stop all bonuses for senior executives at the VA for five years. The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee says it will instill some much-needed accountability to the department.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 11:47am EDT

Is it your turn for a buyout?

Are you waiting for a buyout offer before you retire? Is your plan to work until you drop unless Uncle Sam shows you the money? If so, you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 02:00am EDT
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