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New 9/11 gallery highlights a revved-up National Guard

A new gallery at the National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., opens Monday to commemorate the role of the National Guard since 9/11.

Tags: National Guard , DoD , National Guard Memorial Museum , Gus Hargett , Craig McKinley , Brian Scott LaMorte , 9/11 , Emily Kopp ,

Friday - 11/16/2012, 06:00am EST

Feds file discrimination complaint against Forest Service

Multiple current and former Forest Service employees say they've faced sexual harassment and physical assault while on the job, and some have lost their positions for speaking up. Now, they are fighting back by filing a class action EEOC complaint for unfair treatment. The Agriculture Department, the parent agency of the Forest Service, says it is tackling a history of discrimination with more training and accountability as part of a cultural transformation program.

Tags: USDA , Joe Leonard , Forest Service , Elaine Vercruysse , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Jonel Wagoner , Alicia Dabney , Lesa Donnelly , USDA Coalition of Minority Employees , EEOC , civil rights , discrimination , workforce , exclusive

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:00am EST
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OPM updates language announcing office closings

The Office of Personnel Management is changing how it refers to the operating status of the government. Now when federal offices are closed due to weather or other emergencies, OPM will use the terminology, "Federal offices are closed. Federal employees required to work should follow their agency's policies."

Tags: OPM , operating status , workforce , CHCO Council , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 12:40pm EST
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Tips for Open Season 2013

Benefits consultants Walton Francis and Ed Zurndorfer offer top tips for federal employees considering a new health plan. Open Season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

Tags: pay and benefits , health insurance , open season , For Your Benefit , Ed Zurndorfer , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ ,

Monday - 11/12/2012, 12:43pm EST
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FEMA pays initial costs of Sandy-related power, transportation operations

The federal government is picking up the tab to restore power and provide transportation in the areas hardest hit by Post- tropical Cyclone Sandy.

Tags: FEMA , Sandy , disaster relief , DHS , Craig Fugate , budget , Andrew Cuomo , New York , New Jersey , Barack Obama

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:13pm EDT
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Telework helps PTO employees stay productive through Sandy

Despite the federal government closing its offices to the public on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was still able to average 70 percent productivity, thanks to its telework policy.

Tags: PTO , Sandy , telework , David Kappos , Commerce ,

Friday - 11/02/2012, 03:15pm EDT

Who will stay and who will go in Obama's second term?

President Barack Obama is gearing up for a second term in office, but some members of his Cabinet are on their way out, experts tell Federal News Radio. The legwork for these top- tier changes and others is already in motion behind-the-scenes.

Tags: Election 2012 , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , Cabinet , Robert Hess , Brookings Institution , Martha Joynt Kumar , Towson University , State , DoD , DHS , OMB , Justice , Treasury

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 03:50pm EST
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OPM details 2013 health plan premium increases

Federal employees will see a slight increase averaging 3.4 percent in what they pay towards their 2013 health plan premiums.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHBP , OPM , open season ,

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 09:41am EDT

USPS pension surplus due to wrong salary assumptions, IG finds

Currently, more than 70 percent of postal craft employees have already reached the top of their pay scale, according to the USPS Office of the Inspector General.

Tags: USPS , pay and benefits , retirement , David Partenheimer , Jon Foley , OPM , FERS ,

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 02:37pm EDT

New federal oversight of subways, buses replaces state 'patchwork'

The Federal Transit Administration now has the authority to set safety standards under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21.

Tags: Peter Rogoff , FTA , DoT , transit systems , oversight , Congress , budget , Metro , MARC , VRE , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 09:54am EDT
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