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11:15 pm, January 27, 2015

Workforce News

Phased retirement: Is it coming to your agency?

Julie Perkins, partner at Shaw Bransford and Roth will answer your questions about phased retirement, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will give us an update on a new round of legislation that affects federal workers.
January 28, 2015

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Federal agencies open Tuesday under two-hour delay

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are open Tuesday under a two-hour delayed arrival, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 03:49am EST

Orphans of the storm

Winter's here and we're all weathering the storm together. What's your blizzard survival secret? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 03:00am EST

Public satisfaction with government services lowest in 16 years

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index says that Americans' satisfaction with the services they receive from the federal government continue to decline. In addition, the public, by and large, is more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 02:00am EST

De-stressing your life

Health and fitness consultant Patti Hudson joins host Bob Leins to discuss what you can do to de-stress your life.
January 26, 2015

Monday - 01/26/2015, 07:47pm EST
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Federal agencies open Monday with option of unscheduled leave or telework

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open Monday, but workers have the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Monday for most of the D.C. area.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 03:53am EST

Fun stuff: a model train show

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

Saturday - 01/24/2015, 09:10am EST
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The terror attacks in Paris

Fred Burton, vice president of Intelligence for Strator, tells us what he knows about the terrorist attacks in Paris, and what the United States can do to avoid similar attacks in the future.
January 23, 2015

Friday - 01/23/2015, 09:13pm EST
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Law enforcement fatality trends

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Acting President Nate Catura, and Steve Groeninger, senior director of Communications and Marketing for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, discuss the preliminary law enforcement fatality statistics for 2014.
January 23, 2015

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:49pm EST
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Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:04am EST

Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

DoD intel chief Vickers gives cyber premier priority status

Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, said cybersecurity and terrorism are his top two short- and long-term concerns. He said protecting space-based systems is becoming more important than ever. Vickers also wants to continue to transform the military intelligence community to meet ever-changing threats.

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:22am EST
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Fearless forecast

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will predict what's ahead for federal workers and retirees in 2015.
January 21, 2015

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 08:07pm EST
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House bills slash federal workforce, start possible hiring freeze

A collection of new House bills aim to slash the federal workforce, let go of 120,000 civilian employees at the Pentagon and take back top secret security clearances for contractors in the intelligence community.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:13pm EST

Supreme Court decision helps clarify whistleblower protections

The Supreme Court upheld an appeals court's decision that Robert MacLean is eligible for whistleblower protection. The TSA fired the former air marshal for leaking information to the media.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:17pm EST
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Don't ask GSA how many full-time teleworkers it has - it doesn't know

An inspector general audit slams the General Services Administration's telework program. It says the agency poorly tracked employees who work outside the office and the costs they incurred.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00pm EST

New sick leave plan may spotlight fed benefits

Many federal workers probably wonder what's the fuss about giving people seven days of sick leave per year. That's because Uncle Sam has long been ahead of his time when it comes to things like a generous leave package for workers, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00am EST

OSC helps VA whistleblowers retain jobs, regain reputations

Veterans Affairs whistleblowers reclaimed their jobs and reputations after supervisors tried to downplay claims of falsified performance reports, a delayed response to rape allegations against a VA employee and low staffing levels at VA medical centers.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 05:17pm EST

Singles and retirement

Gerontology professor and life coach Michael Creedon joins host Bob Leins to discuss the issues and challenges that single retirees face.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 06:35pm EST
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