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Ambassador John Berry checks in Down Under

Former OPM director introduces himself to his new Australian neighbors through State Department-produced video. Through Facebook comments, Aussies welcome new ambassador and spouse.

Tags: John Berry , Curtis Yee , State Department , Australia , people , OPM ,

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:52pm EDT

Budget constraints top IG concerns, new survey reveals

A new survey of the inspector general community says tighter budgets are making it difficult for IGs to do their jobs effectively. Sequestration hasn't help matters either.

Tags: oversight , inspector general , AGA , survey , sequestration , furloughs , David Zavada , Kearney & Co. , human resources , management , budget

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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2013 Causey Award winners announced

Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the fourth annual Causey Awards, recognizing human-resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better. This year's winners are individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the departments of Defense and Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.

Tags: 2013 Causey Awards , Causey Awards , Mike Causey , Ronald Loube , Lynn Simpson , Phil Lenowitz , Reginald Wells , Francis McDonough , people , workforce , human capital

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:00am EDT

US safer 12 years after 9/11, but threat has evolved, experts say

While the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack may not be as great, terrorism, either of the lone-wolf or state-sponsored variety, still poses a threat to the U.S. Agencies are moving to protect themselves in areas such as cybersecurity.

Tags: 9-11 , terrorism , DHS , NSA , Chad Sweet , Mike Brown , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , privacy , Edward Snowden ,

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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MSPB reports 32,000+ furlough appeals during FY2013

Majority of appeals are from DoD employees and the MSPB's regional offices have docketed nearly all of the furlough-related appeals.

Tags: MSPB , furloughs , sequestration , Susan Tsui Grundmann

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:46pm EDT

Partnership honors protector of student, teachers' rights

During his 40-plus years in the federal service, Philip Rosenfelt, the Education Department's acting general counsel, has bolstered the rights of students and advanced the teaching profession through his work in education law.

Tags: Philip Rosenfelt , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Education Department , people ,

Monday - 09/09/2013, 05:02pm EDT

September could be big month for small contractors, experts say

Small businesses may be the big winners this month as agencies scramble to spend their budgets and meet their small business goals before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

Tags: Evan Croen , Jen Sakole , In Depth , Federal Drive , small business , Small business goals , budget , contracting , acquisition ,

Monday - 09/09/2013, 04:07pm EDT
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Behind the Scenes: Diplomatic Reception Rooms

For several weeks each August, the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are closed to the public to allow conservators to repair and renovate the collection of historic objects. The rooms, which hosted more than 800 events last year, serve as a backdrop to State's diplomatic efforts. (Read related story.)

Tags: State , Marcee Craighill , Diplomatic Reception Rooms , renovations ,

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 05:25pm EDT

From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Tags: Joseph Frankovic , Federal Register , NARA , workforce , Federal Drive , sequestration , Green government

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

Obama ends federal pay freeze; Congress could still block

President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , pay freeze , Congress , continuing resolution , workforce , pay , pay raise

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:02pm EDT
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