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8:36 pm, October 25, 2014

Julia Ziegler Reports

Julia Ziegler is the web manager at Federal News Radio.

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

All this week, Federal News Radio has been highlighting trust in the federal government as part of the special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees. Federal News Radio Web Manager, Julia Ziegler, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss the series.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:47am EDT
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Fed agencies open Wednesday under two-hour delayed arrival

Due to wintry weather conditions in the D.C. region, federal agencies will be open Wednesday, Jan. 22, under a two-hour delayed arrival. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. The Office of Personnel Management says employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would normally be expected to arrive.

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 10:03pm EST

Agencies hit the 'off' switch on websites

Some government agency websites were essentially turned off Tuesday morning, as the shutdown officially got underway. Agencies also began sending out messages via social media alerting followers that accounts would not be updated during the shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 10:55am EDT

EPA cuts furlough hours

In the second phase of furloughs at the Environmental Protection Agency, employees are now looking at 23 furlough hours instead of 47.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:19pm EDT

U.S. Park Police cancels furloughs

Furloughs for employees of the U.S. Park Police will end June 1, the head of the National Park Service announced Friday. The Park Police have already taken three furlough days since sequestration went into effect in March.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 03:13pm EDT

IRS to furlough all 90,000 employees

The agency has identified five furlough days where it will, essentially, shut down entirely. A memo sent Friday to IRS staff from Acting Commissioner Steven Miller said the furlough days will start in May and continue through August.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

OPM searches for candid answers from departing SES members

The Office of Personnel Management wants more information on why members of the Senior Executive Service are leaving their jobs. It's hoping a new exit survey being distributed to departing SES employees will help agencies improve their retention, recruitment and succession planning efforts. OPM said it wants employees to be as candid as possible with their answers to the anonymous survey.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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All federal offices in D.C. are closed today, except for emergency employees

Due to inclement weather, the Office of Personnel Management has announced that all federal offices in the Washington, D.C., region are closed on Wednesday. Non-emergency employees may telework or take an excused absence. Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 11:46am EST

Feds given the day off on Christmas Eve

Federal employees got the news they were waiting for today. The White House announced they'll be given the day off on Monday, Dec. 24, giving them a four-day weekend many had been hoping for.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 11:01am EST

New technologies key to Postal Service revitalization

From digitization of mail to GPS tracking, the Postal Service is investing in new technologies to help it grow revenue. Ellis Burgoyne, the agency's chief information officer, says his department is concentrating on five main projects in 2013 that will help the Postal Service cut costs while improving efficiency and customer service. USPS ended fiscal 2012 with $15.9 billion of debt.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 02:18am EST
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New marketing chief helps USPS practice what it preaches

Nagisa Manabe hasn't spent her entire career with the Postal Service but, after just six short months, she's making her presence known. Under her direction, the agency has committed to spending 15-20 percent of its marketing dollars on direct mail the same amount it recommends to its own customers. Her goal getting the Postal Service out of the red through the development of new innovative products and the use of effective marketing techniques. The new chief marketing and sales officer brings with her a career's worth of experience from the private sector including jobs with powerhouse companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell's Soup and the liquor industry.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 03:10am EST
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No new buyouts on Postal Service horizon

The U.S. Postal Service will not be offering any new buyouts in the near future, according to Anthony Vegliante, the agency's chief human resources officer. USPS offered three different buyouts in 2012. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Vegliante said the Postal Service will drop to around 500,000 employees by the end of January due to multiple consolidation efforts at the agency.

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 01:16pm EST
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Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says his number one priority is seeing legislation passed in the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress that will help the U.S. Postal Service get out of debt. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Donahoe details the latest on the agency's financial situation, buyouts, the consolidation of mail processing centers, and its plan to cut window hours at half of its post offices across the country.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 03:38am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: SES reform, congressional deadlines

John Sawislak, senior fellow Telework Exchange, and Julia Ziegler, Federal News Radio's web manager, count down the top federal news story of the week.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 06:37pm EDT
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NSA shares leadership secrets to mission success

Chris Inglis, the deputy director of the National Security Agency, said agencies need good managers and leaders, as well as employees with specific skill sets. He said NSA's balance between the three is helping it succeed at its core missions.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:14am EDT
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NSA clears up misconceptions about compliance

In his first interview ever, John DeLong, the compliance director at the National Security Agency, clears up the misconceptions that exist about his job as well as the work done in his office. He says compliance is where rules intersect with technology, people and the activities at NSA.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 10:52am EDT
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NSA: More safeguards needed to protect networks from cyber attacks

Debora Plunkett, the director of the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, said there is good news and bad news when it comes to protecting the U.S. from cyber threats on a daily basis. In an exclusive interview for Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month program, Plunkett said getting the nation's networks to a higher level of security is multifold.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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NSA hiring reforms serve as model for government

Efficient recruitment and hiring practices might seem like a hard get at a high-security agency like NSA. But Kathy Hutson, the director of human resources at the National Security Agency, says the hiring protocols at her agency today demostrate all the reforms the Office of Personnel Management is recommending for the rest of government.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:46am EDT
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Retirement wave and more

Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler and Jolie Lee and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will discuss a wide range of issues affecting workers in the federal government.
May 2, 2012

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 08:14pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Federal employee morale, pension hikes

Diane Cochran, principal for human capital services at Kelly, Anderson and Associates, and Julia Ziegler, Federal News Radio's web manager, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:08pm EST
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