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Does GOP actually stand for Go-Away-Please?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if one political party is targeting federal employees' pay and benefits more than the other.

Tags: mike causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , gerrymandering , Ben Cardin , House

Friday - 05/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board

The Merit Systems Protection Board wants federal managers and Congress to know exactly what it takes to fire a federal employee and why you can't do so arbitrarily or capriciously. That's the subject of the agency's just-released report on due process. It outlines how the government handles adverse personnel actions in the civil service, and examines the laws and constitutional protections on due process employees enjoy. Susan Tsui Grundmann is chairwoman of the MSPB. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the report. She said it should clear up some misconceptions that have been circling in the press.

Tags: Susan Tsui Grundmann , MSPB , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Workforce , firing ,

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:08am EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is back at full strength Monday. The Senate has another full work week, and the House is back after a recess last week. But a quick look down the agendas for each chamber doesn't show much is going on with funding federal agencies for fiscal 2016. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what he's looking for on the Congressional schedule this week.

Tags: In Depth , David Hawkings , appropriations ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:18pm EDT
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TSP cyber vulnerabilities not addressed, senators say

The Senate's top two members on homeland security want to know why more isn't being done to stop another cyber attack on federal retirement accounts.

Tags: Senate , Homeland Security , TSP , cybersecurity , Jory Heckman

Friday - 05/08/2015, 11:06am EDT

OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

Executive editor Jason Miller says that for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7.

Tags: management , data transparency , DATA Act , OMB , Treasury , David Mader , David Lebryk , Hudson Hollister , Mark Warner , Data Transparency Coalition , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am EDT

What's on the menu besides you: Prey or pray?

After weeks of negotiations, the House and the Senate passed a compromise budget. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the Federal Managers Association to review the plan to see what it means for feds.

Tags: mike causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , budget , Senate , House , pay and benefits

Monday - 05/11/2015, 03:00am EDT

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del), Ranking Member, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

The Senate has cyber legislation and transition legislation on its agenda in the coming weeks. The House has passed two bills on cyber security that the Senate will take up, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sends the Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015 to the floor of the Senate. Senator Tom Carper, ranking member of that Committee, tells In Depth with Francis Rose there's an economic reason cyber security legislation is important.

Tags: Sen. Tom Carper , In Depth , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:56pm EDT
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What does Congress have planned for you?

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times reporter Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to discuss proposed benefit cuts for federal workers and retirees.
May 6, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , federal benefits , pay cut , FERS retirement program , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Federal Managers Association , postal reform , mike causey , Your Turn , retirement , budget 2016 , budget battle

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 05:56pm EDT

VA nominee vows transformation of veterans heath care

Dr. David Shulkin led a turnaround of New York's Beth Israel Hospital as part of a long career in private sector hospital administration. He said running the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system would be a far greater challenge, but assured senators that his skills are transferrable to the public sector.

Tags: VA , Veterans Health Administration , David Shulkin , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:27am EDT
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