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Obama bypasses Senate to fill labor board posts

President Barack Obama recess-appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, bypassing fierce opposition from Republicans who claim the agency has leaned too far in favor of unions.

Tags: Senate , DOL , NLRB , Sharon Black , Terence Flynn , Richard Griffin

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:04pm EST

January jumpers: Why some feds are retiring now

When they take the plunge into retirement, about half of all federal and postal workers do it in December or January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So is that a quirk of the calendar, or something else.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , hiring , retirement , benefits

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 02:00am EST

Obama signs pipeline safety, airport security laws

Military personnel and accompanying family members will now enjoy expedited screening at airports, thanks to new law signed by President Obama.

Tags: TSA , DoD , airport screening , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 05:19pm EST

Survivor: Endangered feds

For most of 2011, it looked as if federal workers were about to be bent, folded, stapled or otherwise mutilated by politicians. After the dust settled, the government is still with us. How come?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 02:00am EST

2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: budget , Senate , House , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , Peter Schroeder , The Hill , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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2011: A wash for feds

For most of this year federal workers, postal employees and retirees have been running scared. The issue has been trying to figure out what Congress and the White House could and would do to them, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The bottom line, after all that fear and pain, is nothing. At least so far...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 02:00am EST

Federal words of the year: Freeze, shutdown, Congress

If you ask about federal employees what the biggest story of 2011, the words that cropped up the most were: freeze, shutdown and Congress, according to a Federal News Radio open-ended response survey.

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , pay and benefits , pay freeze , deficit , shutdown , survey

Monday - 12/26/2011, 02:36pm EST

Feds glad to bid adieu to 2011, but will 2012 be better?

Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp counts down the top federal workforce stories of 2011 and makes some predictions fo 2012.

Tags: workforce , 2011 and Beyond , Emily Kopp , pay and benefits , OPM , retirement , CHCO Council , USPS , buyouts

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:42pm EST
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