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Man collects $340K in deceased mother's federal benefits

After his mother died in 1999, a Washington, D.C. man continued to collect Social Security retirement benefits and Office of Personnel Management annuity checks for 15 years.

Tags: SSA , SSA IG , inspector general , OPM , fraud , oversight

Monday - 08/19/2013, 05:44pm EDT

Flournoy: Time for a 'good scrub' of DoD's mission, tasks

Michele Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense for policy, says the time is ripe for the Department of Defense to look at its mission and how it motivates people to cut costs and reduce its overhead.

Tags: Michele Flournoy , DoD , DoD budget , budget , Center for a New American Security , In Depth ,

Monday - 08/19/2013, 03:25pm EDT
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When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

Two furloughed feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Federal Drive , Warren Schaeffer , Eric Lackey , DoD , DISA , workforce , Face of Furloughs

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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Human behavior - the next frontier in agency innovation

Understanding human behavior could save agencies money and make their programs more effective, according to a recent White House memo. That theory is currently being used by the IRS to motivate more people to pay their tax debts. But how can other agencies take advantage of human behavior? Deloitte offers up some ideas.

Tags: workforce , behavior insights , management , Jitinder Kohli , Deloitte , OMB , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 08/19/2013, 02:00am EDT
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DoD on track to achieve audit readiness

The Pentagon is making notable progress towards its 2014 and 2017 audibility mandates, according to Beth McGrath, the Pentagon's deputy chief management officer. "It's not just the responsibility of the comptroller, for example, to achieve audit readiness," McGrath tells Federal News Radio. "It's everybody has to play."

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Beth McGrath , strategic management plan , financial management , financial accountability , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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Senior execs ponder sequestration: 'Is this the new normal?'

What do you get when you put a group of Senior Executive Service members in a room together? A lot of straight talk about managing the short-term and long-term challenges of sequestration. Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, says the federal managers that participated in the recent discussion came up with real conclusions that "need to be said and heard."

Tags: Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Assocation , SES , management , sequestration , Your Turn with Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 03:34pm EDT
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DoD vet Dave Wennergren heads to CACI

CACI International Inc. appointed David Wennergren, DoD's former assistant deputy chief management officer, as vice president of the company's Enterprise Technologies and Services business group.

Tags: David Wennergren , DoD , CACI , Navy , industry , people ,

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 04:58pm EDT

MSPB delays processing DoD furlough appeals

Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.

Tags: MSPB , sequestration , furloughs , DoD , workforce , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Robert Hale , Merit Systems Protection Board

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 12:23pm EDT
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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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