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Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

Tags: House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , Elijah Cummings , pornography , FOIA , House , Darrell Issa , employment discrimination , whistleblower , discrimination , legislation , Congress

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:50am EDT

Should the Postal Service go into banking?

The Postal Service doesn't want to go into banking, but the idea just won't go away, according to experts on a Brookings Institution panel.

Tags: Postal Service , Brookings Institution , David Williams , Robert Shapiro , banking , USPS

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:47pm EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

A few agencies are about to test something called a "federal feedback button." The White House hopes it will let online agencies spot customer-service issues as soon as they happen. One official likened it to Yelp for the government. Reporter Emily Kopp has written about this, and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:45am EDT
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Agencies to pilot Yelp-like button to gauge customer service

The new "federal feedback button" is the White House's latest attempt to boost agencies' interactions with Americans and enhance their level of customer service.

Tags: Customer service , Federal Feedback Button , Lisa Danzig , cross-agency priority goals , best practices , Yelp , OMB

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:42pm EDT

House GOP budget targets TSP's G Fund

"It would drop the interest to virtually zero, which would make the G Fund worthless to our participants," the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's Kim Weaver said of the House proposal.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , budget 2016 , Kim Weaver , G Fund , House Budget Committee , budget

Monday - 03/23/2015, 02:23pm EDT

White House launches 'employee of the month'-type awards for customer-focused feds

Beginning next month, agencies can begin honoring certain front-line employees through the administration's new Federal Customer Service Awards Program.

Tags: Customer service , OMB , workforce , management , Federal Customer Service Awards Program , Beth Cobert

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:02pm EDT

These lucky feds are getting a 30 percent pay raise

What would you do if your pay increased by 30 percent or more? A handful of federal employees in North Dakota and Montana's booming oil region are about to find out with their next paychecks.

Tags: pay raise , pay , OPM , AFGE , Heidi Heitkamp , North Dakota , Montana , Bakken , Minot , Federal Wage System , Special Pay Request

Friday - 03/20/2015, 11:31am EDT

24 feds get to work with Obama on fixing the SES

The White House has named two dozen federal employees to a group that will advise the president on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. Obama joined the group at its meeting Thursday.

Tags: SES , Fixing the SES , workforce , White House Advisory Group on the Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Service , management , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , exclusive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:15am EDT

5 things that could be coming to your FEHBP plan in 2016

Expect some new health care options when open season rolls around later this year. We break down the Office of Personnel Management's letter to insurers about 2016 coverage.

Tags: health care , FEHBP , health insurance , OPM , Earl Gay , transgender , self plus one ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 12:35pm EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The IRS has stretched its budget enough to render furloughs unnecessary. That's according to Commissioner John Koskinen. He tells members of the House Appropriations Committee, the agency has made other tough choices, including freezing all hiring and overtime. Now he's asking Congress for a big boost next year. How'd that go over? Reporter Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , IRS , John Koskinen , furloughs , workforce

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:17am EDT
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