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Key Senate panel to probe federal pay, morale issues

The Senate subcommittee with oversight of the federal workforce will take up the issue of federal-employee compensation and sinking employee morale. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the subcommittee chairman, said at the National Treasury Employees Union's annual legislative conference that the hearing would focus, in part, on making sure federal pay stays competitive with the private sector.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , NTEU , Congress , Senate , Jon Tester , sequestration , budget , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:39pm EST

In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 4, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Jessica Klement , Roger Waldron ,

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 05:54pm EST

IRS to pay employee bonuses at lower percentage rate

The Internal Revenue Service and the National Treasury Employees Union reached an agreement that will see the IRS pay frontline employees performance awards starting in the spring. Acting IRS chief Danny Werfel canceled payouts of the awards last July, even though the union said the agency was obligated to pay them.

Tags: IRS , NTEU , Danny Werfel , pay , bonuses , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/03/2014, 06:07pm EST

NTEU ad campaign spotlights work of federal employees

The National Treasury Employees Union has distributed copies of a new public-service announcement featuring NTEU members to 300 TV stations and 1,000 radio stations nationwide. The theme of NTEU's campaign is "They Work for US." In addition to the radio and TV ads, the effort includes a website, Facebook page and a social media push. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday announcing the campaign, NTEU President Colleen Kelley said the aim of the campaign is to change the conversation about federal employees.

Tags: workforce , NTEU , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 05:26pm EST

Report: Budget, training cuts put IRS 'at risk'

In an annual report to Congress, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, wrote that the IRS faces "unstable and chronic underfunding that puts at risk the IRS's ability to meet its current responsibilities, much less articulate and achieve the necessary transformation to an effective, modern tax agency."

Tags: IRS , budget , Nina Olson , National Taxpayer Advocate , TIGTA , NTEU , John Koskinen , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/10/2014, 04:40pm EST

Pay gap between federal employees, private-sector workers continues to grow

The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers widened slightly this year, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Federal Salary Council. On average, federal employees earn 35.37 percent less than their private-sector counterpart, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay gap , Federal Salary Council , J. David Cox , AFGE , NTEU , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:38pm EST

Cause, effect of DHS morale problems tied to leadership vacancies

Despite progress in confirming a new secretary and deputy secretary, DHS still features a large number of officials in acting roles. Former Secretary Tom Ridge told lawmakers the department cannot build nor sustain a mission-focused culture with so many non-permanent positions. NTEU says pay freezes, budget cuts and the government shutdown are more to blame for low morale across DHS and the entire government.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , David Maurer , GAO , Tom Ridge , Max Stier , leadership , morale , NTEU , Bennie Thompson , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:18am EST

In Depth Show Blog - December 10, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Bill Dougan , Gordon Adams , Jessica Klement , Ginger McCall , Roger Waldron , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 04:39pm EST

AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn't make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , NTEU , J. David Cox , AFGE , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:07am EST

Pay freeze, sequestration take bite out of employee satisfaction, OPM survey reveals

Frustrations over federal pay, budget cuts and uncertain agency funding have weakened federal-employee satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint survey released Friday. For the second year in a row, overall employee satisfaction scores fell, dipping below 60 percent this year. Meanwhile, less than half of federal employees said they believe they have sufficient resources such as material, staff and funding to do their jobs effectively.

Tags: OPM , workforce , pay and benefits , employee satisfaction , morale , Katherine Archuleta , NTEU , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/08/2013, 05:40pm EST
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