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OMB to deliver much needed assistance around digital services

Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at OMB, said the administration has to help agencies get the skills and capabilities to move to a digital world more quickly and improve the quality. She said an updated Digital Services Playbook is coming in the next month. The IRS is one of the few agencies to grasp how digital services can improve its mission.

Tags: technology , OMB , Beth Cobert , Peggy Sherry , digital services , NAPA , ICF International , TechFAR , Digital Playbook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:40am EST
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A taxing tax season: Press 2 to weep

When you make that call to the Internal Revenue Service with a tax question or a plea for help, maybe you'd better pack a lunch, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. You might be on hold for a very long time.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Workforce ,

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 02:00am EST

Digging through the new bills: Across-the-board cuts and more

We've gone through the first 400 bills in the new Congress to pull out those you'll want to watch, from a measure to kick political appointees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan to three that embrace across-the-board spending cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs , HealthCare.gov , OPM , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 11:15am EST

Engineering a train wreck, or, China can you spare a yuan?

If you ran a business and were dedicated to delivering what others can't and won't - at bargain basement prices - would you rethink your mission? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks that question in today's column.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , USPS , Workforce , Congress

Monday - 01/12/2015, 02:00am EST

Don't blame the IRS for reduced services this year, says NTEU president

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, says with fewer employees to answer phones at the IRS, she understands taxpayers' frustrations about filing questions going unanswered, but adds that the agency isn't any happier with its marching orders from Congress and the White House.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , John Koskinen , NTEU , Mike Causey , Jory Heckman , budget , Workforce , Your Turn

Friday - 01/09/2015, 12:06pm EST
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IRS & the USPS, going, going, gone?

These are tough times for the Internal Revenue Service and the Postal Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and things might be getting worse for the two reach-out-and-touch-me operations.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Mark Dimondstein , American Postal Workers Union , Workforce

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 02:00am EST

The incredible shrinking IRS

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union joins host Mike Causey to talk about proposed cuts at the Internal Revenue Service, and their impact on the agency.
January 7, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , IRS cuts , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 08:03pm EST
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Our readers' favorite stories of 2014

Even without all the fireworks caused by furloughs and the government shutdown that occurred in 2013, Federal News Radio readers found plenty to intrigue them in 2014. Read our 10 most-read stories for 2014.

Tags: Workforce , pay and benefits , budget , management , Veterans Affairs , OPM , Naval History and Heritage Command , Capitol Dome , Medicare , COLA , retirement

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 11:56am EST
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