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Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko launch Studio Y, an audio podcast in which millennials talk about working for the federal government.

Tags: mike causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , The Reverse Retirement Wave , Nicole Ogrysko , millennials , Studio Y , Workforce

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

CMS, SSA evacuating Baltimore offices

The Baltimore offices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be closing early today. Social Security Administration also will be evacuating its Baltimore headquarters.

Tags: CMS , SSA , closings , Workforce , management

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 11:43am EDT

Feds choose to stay longer, creating new retirement bubble

The retirement tsunami has long been the "boogeyman" of federal HR managers -- that baby boomers would be leaving the civil service in droves as they became eligible for retirement. An exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveals that something else may be going on. In part 1 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we explore why federal employees are opting to stay on the job longer even though they are eligible to retire.

Tags: retirement , In Depth , Jeff Neal , Ron Sanders , John Salamone , special report , phased retirement , Workforce , management , survey

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:00am EDT

DHS continues to face acquisition management hurdles

Only two of the 22 Homeland Security Department programs the Government Accountability Office reviewed were on track to meet initial schedule and cost parameters. However, the GAO report's author is "cautiously optimistic" about DHS' efforts to improve its acquisition management.

Tags: DHS , GAO , Acquisition management , acquisition , House , House Committee on Homeland Security , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , Chip Fulghum , Michele Mackin ,

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:17pm EDT

Hackathon generates Section 508 resources, playbook for agencies to use

Office of Science and Technology Policy and the General Services Administration's 18F lab take part in hackathon focused on developing solutions for digital accessibility problems.

Tags: hackathon , 18F , GSA , OSTP , accessibility , Accessibility standards , Technology , Section 508 ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Federal employees help their own after Oklahoma tragedy

In the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist bombing, the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund helped federal families recover, including sending 200 children to college.

Tags: Steve Bauer , FEEA , Oklahoma City bombing , charity , philanthropy , Your Turn ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:19am EDT

NIH awards $20B CIO-CS acquisition contract for IT

The National Institutes of Health awarded its Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Tuesday to 65 vendors.

Tags: NIH , HHS , CIO-CS , GWAC , NITAAC , Contracting , Technology , acquisition , industry , Rob Coen ,

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 01:12pm EDT

From the Old Post Office to FBI headquarters, GSA gets creative with federal property

As the government's landlord, the General Services Administration is coming up with creative approaches for how agencies can consolidate their workforces, rethink their office spaces and dispose of excess properties. In our latest special report, Federal News Radio takes an in-depth look at two projects receiving a lot of buzz: the renovation of the Old Post Office building and the relocation of the FBI headquarters.

Tags: GSA , OMB , Freeze the Footprint , federal buildings , PBS , Norman Dong , Denise Turner Roth , David Mader , Old Post Office Building , FBI , CPRA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Trump , David Orowitz , Ander Crenshaw , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , real property , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 02:51am EDT

House budget targets federal benefits, seeks smaller civilian workforce

The Fiscal Year 2016 budget the House passed Wednesday calls on federal employees to make greater contributions to their retirement plans, while altering the Thrift Savings Plan's G Fund. The budget also seeks to reduce the civilian workforce by 10 percent over the next 10 years through attrition.

Tags: budget , House , Tom Price , management , IRS , Workforce , retirement , benefits , USPS ,

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:28am EDT

GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , management , Congress , House , Senate , FERS , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , GAO , High Risk List ,

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT
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