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During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

Tags: workforce , management , government shutdown , Congress , Senate Commerce Committee , Aerospace Industries Association , Consumer Federation of America , Deborah Hersman , Marion Blakey , Rachel Weintraub , NTSB , CPSC , NHTSA , FDA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:38pm EDT
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How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , DoD , workforce , IRS , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT

New health plan options & reduced retirement benefits

NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , healthcare , self plus one , NARFE , David Snell , COLAs , Social Security , government shutdown , budget 2014 , continuing resolution , GAO , USPS , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn , FEHBP

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:50pm EDT
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NIST to set standards for biometric recognition technology

In an effort to incorporate iris, facial and fingerprint recognition technologies across the government, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee pressed the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set a date for the release of national biometric recognition standards.

Tags: technology , Congress , John Mica , Oversight and Reform Committee , Charles Romine , NIST , John Allen , Brenda Sprague , State Department , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:10am EDT

The Paris Air Show begins today...minus

The much-anticipated Airbus A350 flew for the first time on Friday, launching a new air race between the European plane maker and Boeing for long-haul wide-body aircraft.

Tags: Boeing , Airbus , sequestration , industry

Monday - 06/17/2013, 09:01am EDT

FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night

Tags: sequestration ,

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 06:14am EDT

FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.

Tags: Transportation Department , oversight , inspector general

Monday - 05/06/2013, 09:10pm EDT

Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Tags: Barack Obama , furloughs , sequestration ,

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 09:48am EDT

Furloughs, retirement backlogs, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk furloughs with Federal Career Experts owner John Grobe, and hiring, retirement backlog, and more with Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times.
May 1, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , contracting , furloughs , sequestration , hiring , OPM backlog , air traffic controllers , charitable giving , Boston bombings , John Grobe , Federal Career Experts , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:08pm EDT
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