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Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , budget , financial management , Senate

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

DHS creates task force to develop cyber workforce

The Homeland Security Department has created a task force to develop future workers. It will consider expanding DHS' involvement in cyber competitions and university programs, enhancing public-private partnerships and working with other agencies.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Janet Napolitano , House , DHS , Homeland Security Advisory Council

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:46am EDT

Feds as preppers

Are you a prepper? Are you stockpiling goods beans, bullets, gold bars to ride out a coming economic collapse, nuclear attack or natural disaster? Even if you aren't worried about those things, as a fed there are some things you should prepare for long before you retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

What's next for feds?

NARFE president Joseph Beaudoin and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about a wide variety of issues affecting federal workers.
June 6, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , budget battle , furloughs , USPS , GSA , Joseph Beaudoin , NARFE , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 10:24pm EDT

CBO issues bleak long-term budget outlook

The Congressional Budget Office is again warning that the government's mounting debt problems threaten to swamp the economy unless policymakers move to arrest out-of-control deficits.

Tags: CBO , budget , sequester ,

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 06:22pm EDT

Zen 101: Is nothing better than something, or anything?

How much do you know about Zen? For example when, if ever, is nothing better than something, or anything? Is it desirable to be the bullseye if your opposition is the gang that couldn't shoot straight, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , pay , pay freeze , House , VA

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses

A congressional investigation has revealed that $1.1 million in bonuses were awarded to 84 employees of the General Services Administration while the inspector general was probing these individuals for wrongdoing or misconduct.

Tags: GSA , Claire McCaskill , Shakeup at GSA , pay and benefits , Senate

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:36pm EDT

House passes VA, DoD civilian pay freeze

The House passed a veterans funding bill Thursday that includes extends the pay freeze another year for civilian employees of the the Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Barack Obama , House , VA , DoD , Beth Moten

Friday - 06/01/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Feds Depending On Invisible Friends

When you were little, you may have had an invisible friend, maybe a pet, a pretend brother or sister who loved you unconditionally or a superhero who defended you against bullies and monsters. Now that you are a grown-up federal worker you've graduated to new friends: invisible politicians.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 04:04pm EDT

House passes veterans funding bill

Tags: VA , veterans , House , health care

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:25pm EDT
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