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Jitinder Kohli, Director in Public Sector Practice, Deloitte

President Barack Obama will have his first meeting Tuesday with more than 1,000 senior executives and other career federal managers. The President oversees a vast workforce that, according to surveys, is less than thrilled with federal service. Jitinder Kholi is a director in the public sector practice at Deloitte. He received a preview of what Obama will tell the senior managers, and shared his analysis of what to expect on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Jitinder Kohli , Deloitte , SES , management , Best Places to Work , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 09:57am EST
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Obama gives feds four-day holiday weekend

President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing all executive branch offices and agencies on Friday, Dec. 26, creating a four-day weekend for most federal employees.

Tags: OPM , workforce , executive order , holiday , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:19pm EST

Bonus holiday and a shutdown - one down one to go

Friday was a good day for feds. They found out they will receive a bonus holiday at Christmas. But will this week bring more holiday joy or will Scrooge show up in the form of a government shutdown, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , bonus holiday , shutdown ,

Monday - 12/08/2014, 02:00am EST

Jessica Wright, DoD's under secretary for personnel and readiness, retires

After a 40-year career in government, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright announced her retirement to President Obama and DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. As under secretary, Wright oversaw personnel matters for DoD's workforce and called for reforms to stop sexual assaults in the military.

Tags: Jessica Wright , DoD , undersecretary for personnel and readiness , Chuck Hagel , sexual assault , workforce , management

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:40am EST

House passes NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

The House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Thursday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , DoD , pay and benefits , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 12:17pm EST

What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , CBP , ICE , DHS , workforce , border patrol agents , executive order , Michael OConnell , Coast Guard

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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Hagel successor expected to fight more threats, increase DoD spending

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to resign Monday has produced plenty of speculation about his successor. Military experts retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro and Jim Thomas of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments said the new DoD secretary will likely lobby Congress for more money to deal with new threats.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , Robert Work , Jim Thomas , Arnold Punaro , Ashton Carter , Michele Flournoy , Jack Reed , Pentagon , White House , budget , sequestration

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 05:12am EST
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Military granted approval to target Taliban

President Barack Obama has approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al Qaeda after this year.

Tags: Taliban , DoD , Al Qaeda , Afghanistan , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 09:24am EST
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