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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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Cardin: Feds are not 'faceless, nameless bureaucrats'

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) pledged to showcase the work of federal employees during a town hall meeting at the Census Bureau. He also suggested that they brag a little about achievements that seem to go unnoticed on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Census Bureau , Congress , Senate , Maryland ,

Monday - 03/16/2015, 11:00am EDT

No furloughs, but IRS faces hard road ahead

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency won't have to shut down for two days this fiscal year, as he earlier had warned employees. The IRS can make its current budget last until September because of other cuts it has made, he said.

Tags: John Koskinen , IRS , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , budget 2016 ,

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:35pm EDT

FBI land swap concerns dominate GSA budget hearing

The plan to swap the FBI's current building in downtown Washington for an as-yet-unnamed site in the metro region is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. Some members used a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to share their concerns with GSA's new leader, Denise Turner Roth.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , FBI , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , Ander Crenshaw , budget , St. Elizabeths Hospital , DHS ,

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:35pm EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) represents about 300,000 federal employees. He launched a listening tour of sorts Friday, appearing at the Census Bureau offices in Suitland, Maryland, for a town hall event. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was in the audience. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ben Cardin , Senate , workforce , Census Bureau

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:43am EDT
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OPM banks on data to attract younger, more diverse job seekers

Four in 10 federal employees will be eligible to retire in the next five years. Who will take their place remains the big question. Meanwhile, 70 percent of jobs advertised on USAJobs.gov go to internal candidates, says Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , REDI , hiring , workforce , data , USAJobs.gov ,

Monday - 03/09/2015, 05:58pm EDT
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