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Fixing the SES: 'This used to be an honor. Now it's a joke.'

Fewer than half of the Senior Executive Service members who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio online survey say they would join today. The survey results were even more dim for federal employees at the GS-15 and GS-14 ranks. In the first of our four-part special report, Fixing the SES, we examine how current senior execs feel about the SES, and what they believe is right and wrong with the service.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Ron Sanders , Steve Shih , David Bray , Bill Valdez , accountability , James Lankford , Vanderbilt University , David Lewis , Barbara Sisson , Jason Chaffetz , Fixing the SES , special report , Danny Werfel , survey , Tim Walberg , OPM , exclusive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 05:00am EST

Rep. Edwards makes another bid to repeal pension contribution increase

Rep. Donna Edwards reintroduces the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act to rescind the laws requiring feds hired after 2013 to pay more into their pensions than those hired before them.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , Donna Edwards , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , AFGE , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 04:47am EST

Senate bill aims to strengthen Freedom of Information Act

A Senate committee has approved legislation to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Senate , FOIA , Freedom of Information Act , Office of Government Information Services , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 07:00pm EST

End of 40 years of war in sight?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, could very well turn out to be the beginning of something good for the civil service.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , NTEU , Jason Chaffetz , workforce , pay raise , pay , Elijah Cummings

Friday - 02/06/2015, 03:00am EST

Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

The Army's budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

Tags: Army , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , BRAC , OCO , BCA , sequestration , Thomas Horlander , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 06:00pm EST

Chaffetz supports a federal pay raise but wants something in return

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells NTEU members that he wants their help in ridding the federal workforce of bad actors.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Elijah Cummings , NTEU , pay raise , pay , IRS , CBP , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:27pm EST

Carter promises 'leaner' Pentagon if confirmed as Defense secretary

Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next Defense secretary, told senators that cost overruns and needless overhead spending 'must stop,' but so must arbitrary caps on Defense spending.

Tags: DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 12:24pm EST
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Dems block action on DHS-Immigration bill

Senate Democrats have blocked action on legislation that provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security and rolls back President Barack Obama's steps to shelter millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.

Tags: DHS , budget , immigration , Senate

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:50am EST

Obama budget to fix IRS' service woes, says commissioner

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen wants to get his agency to a point where Americans can make all their tax transactions online, and told the Senate Finance Committee that it needs funding close to what President Barack Obama has proposed.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , budget , Senate Finance Committee , Senate , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 12:26pm EST
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