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High drug prices targeted in House FEHBP plan

Some federal workers who participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program's prescription drug plan are paying 15-45 percent more than other comparable government programs. The result is feds and retired feds are not getting the best benefit at the best price for their prescriptions. So says a House subcommittee that is considering legislation to fix long-term systemic problems with the FEHBP and its spiraling drug costs.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Stephen Lynch , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , John Berry ,

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:18am EST
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AFGE fires first salvo in bid to organize TSA screeners

Ever since the founding of the Transportation Security Administration, two federal employee unions have vied for the right to organize and represent TSA screeners at the bargaining table. Now, one of those unions has filed a petition to do just that, even though neither TSA or its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, have yet to officially endorse collective bargaining for the screeners.

Tags: P&B , AFGE , John Gage , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , TSA , Federal Labor Relations Authority , President Obama ,

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 06:45am EST
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AFGE wants to represent TSA workers

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , AFGE , collective bargaining , TSA

Monday - 02/22/2010, 07:33pm EST
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OIRA head Cass Sunstein is rethinking the mindset of regulation

Many federal government watchers think the former Harvard Law Professor has turned OIRA into a 'living laboratory' for writing government regulations based on behavioral economics.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , Peter Orszag , DoT , Ray Lahood , American University's Washington College of Law , President Obama , American University

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 03:50pm EST
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A flurry of activity during snowstorms

Thanks to 14 federally approved and fully equipped "remote teleworking locations," Feds in Virginia and Maryland were able to work remotely.

Tags: telework , Dr. Pat Peacock , Collaboration Center

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 06:00am EST

QHSR: Crowdsourced and complete

For the first time since the founding of the agency, the Department of Homeland Security is getting an opportunity for some introspection and a look at whether its programs and priorities are "on mission." The Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, unlike other agency documents, was written and developed using a variation of popular web 2.0 collaboration tools.

Tags: mngt , security , DHS , QHSR , David Heyman , Alan Cohn , National Academy of Public Administration ,

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 06:57am EST
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QHSR review complete

How bloggers had a hand in writing the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review.

Tags: mngt , homeland security , DHS ,

Monday - 02/08/2010, 05:08pm EST
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TSP Snapshot: Look past the thorns of January

Financial planners say that when it comes to the Thrift Savings Plan, its always useful to invest for the long-haul. That may be good advice for federal employees based on the performance of the TSP in January. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has the latest edition of our new monthly feature, TSP Snapshot.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , Art Stein , SPC Financial , Mike Mattison , Centaurus Financial , TSP Snapshot ,

Friday - 02/05/2010, 03:03pm EST
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DHS completes roadmap for change

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delivered to Congress the very first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The document reflects nearly a year's worth of work as DHS officials, external stakeholders and even members of the public held an unusually open examination of the programs and priorities of a mega-agency charged with safeguarding the nation. An outside group that monitors the homeland security community offers its own first-look of the QHSR.

Tags: security , DHS , QHSR , Janet Napolitano , Frank J. Cilluffo , Homeland Security Policy Institute , George Washington University , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , National Academy of Public Administration ,

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 07:02am EST
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Archivist details challenges of massive declassification job

Declassifying 400 million classified documents. That is the task at hand for the newly created National Declassification Center at the National Archives. An archivist whose job just became part of the National Declassification uses recently declassified documents from the early days of the Cold War confrontation over West and East Berlin in a lecture on the challenges of making public that which has been secret for so many years. A Federal News Radio exclusive.

Tags: newsstand , declassification , Executive Order 13526 , National Declassification Center , National Archives , Neil Carmichael , President Obama ,

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:44am EST
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