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HUD drops last 2 furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency's alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.

Tags: HUD , sequestration , furloughs , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , workforce , Maurice Jones

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Hale: No more cuts to DoD furlough days for FY2013

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told In Depth with Francis Rose Friday the Defense Department will not be cutting any more furlough days for Fiscal 2013. Now, DoD is waiting for Congress to finish marking up the president's budget request. If it fails to do that before Oct. 1, Hale said his agency may be forced to trim $52 billion from next year's budget to offset automatic cuts from the Budget Control Act.

Tags: Robert Hale , DoD , sequestration , furloughs , budget , Budget Control Act , In Depth , workforce

Friday - 08/09/2013, 03:37pm EDT
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NIH scientists break new ground in halting deadly outbreak

Over a 12-month period, a deadly bacterial infection spread through one of the nation's top research hospitals, killing seven patients. A team of scientists used new techniques to identify the source of the infection and develop a treatment.

Tags: Julie Segre , people , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:58pm EDT
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9 ways to make government more efficient and effective

A new report by the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for a multiagency enterprise approach to the way the federal government handles major public policy goals.

Tags: enterprise , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Stier , Lloyd Howell , management , human resources , workforce , good government ,

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 09:00am EDT

Jobs website sees increase in contract employees seeking work

It's not only government employees who are suffering from sequestration, but contractors, big and small, are feeling the hit as well. Contractors may have to trim their staffs if they lose out on a government contract.

Tags: Ginger Groeber , Exfederal.com , sequestration , contracting , hiring , workforce , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:33pm EDT
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Pension, health care changes key to Senate postal reform plan

The Senate postal reform bill calls on the Office of Personnel Management to change the way it calculates how much the U.S. Postal Service must pay into the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The change could result in a $6 billion surplus for the debt-burdened USPS.

Tags: Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , USPS , Senate , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , postal reform bill , Darrell Issa , workforce , retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:19pm EDT

Vantage point: Small and mid-sized contractors offer perspectives on sequestration

With fewer government contracts coming down the pipeline, small and mid-sized contractors are feeling the pinch of sequestration. Should they diversify, cut staff or sit tight and hope that big contract is just around the corner? Federal News Radio examines these issues in part 6 of our special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , sequestration , contracting , small business , hiring , workforce , Lisa Mascolo , Optimos , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , Carmine Taglialatela , TecPort Solutions , Nancy Blethen , Tech Systems ,

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 12:40pm EDT
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NIH's Gottesman at forefront of anti-cancer research

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman has spent four decades researching cancer cells and overseeing the development of anti-cancer drugs at the National Institutes of Health.

Tags: Michael Gottesman , NIH , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , people ,

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: sequestration , Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , workforce , hiring , furloughs , Budget Control Act , budget , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , CDC , people , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals ,

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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