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It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

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

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Post office: $18B loss without cuts, rate increase

In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described an updated five-year cost-cutting plan put together in coordination with Wall Street adviser Evercore Partners Inc.

Tags: USPS , Patrick Donahoe ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 07:53am EST
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DHS defends social media monitoring program

DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.

Tags: Privacy Act , privacy , civil liberties , DHS , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Jared Serbu , Web 2.0

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:12am EST
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OPM defends yo-yo effect of pay, benefits proposals

Director John Berry said the proposition in the 2013 budget request to increase pay by 0.5 percent and increase the contributions employees pay to their retirement by 0.4 percent is "responsible" and "protects the benefit." OPM also would have to figure out how best to meet its mission with a flat budget next year. Berry said his top priority is reducing the backlog of retirement claims.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , OPM , John Berry , retirement contribution , pay raise , White House , Barack Obama , retirement claims processing , budget , rehired annuitants , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:37am EST
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Contest would focus on teacher quality

Tags: education , Arne Duncan , Race to the Top ,

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:31pm EST

Congress to feds: We feel your pain

Over 20 bills affecting federal employees' pay, benefits, and pensions have been introduced by members of Congress in the past year. Federal employees tell Federal News Radio those are the kinds of things directly affecting their morale and motivation. What does Congress think about that? Federal News Radio asks both Republicans and Democrats as part of our series, "Managing Morale."

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , Chris Van Hollen , Dennis Ross , Jim Moran , Mick Mulvaney , Michael Kane , Jason Chaffetz , Tom Fox , House , budget , pay and benefits

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:10am EST
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