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Coming soon to YouTube -- Videos about TSP accounts

Kim Weaver, director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, told In Depth with Francis Rose feds will soon be able to access videos online explaining some of the more complicated aspects of their Thrift Savings Plan accounts.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , FRTIB , retirement , In Depth , pay & benefits , Roth option , Roth TSP

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 07:34am EDT
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Leading Democrat expects deal to prevent sequestration

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, says a deal is likely, though it may not come until after the November election.

Tags: supercommitte , Norm Dicks , Congress , Barack Obama , budget , sequestration

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:33am EST

Fired GSA Buildings Service commissioner finds new job

Bob Peck, who was fired in April after an inspector general's report revealed excessive spending at a GSA conference, was hired by the Gensler consulting group to lead its D.C.-based office.

Tags: Bob Peck , Shakeup at GSA , GSA , Public Buildings Service , 2010 Western Regions Conference , inspector general ,

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:03am EDT

Fed pay raise on hold until after continuing resolution expires

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he was implementing a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees that would go into effect next April. Congress is expected to pass a Continuing Resolution when it returns to Washington in September to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown. Obama extended the pay freeze through the duration of that CR.

Tags: President Barack Obama , pay and benefits , pay , pay freeze , pay raise , Congress , AFGE , J. David Cox , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 06:56am EDT

Cox elected AFGE national president

At their National Convention, members of the American Federation of Government Employees elected a trio of new officers: J. David Cox as national president, Eugene Hudson Jr. as national secretary-treasurer and August Thomas as national vice president for women's and fair practices.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Eugene Hudson , Augusta Thomas , workforce , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:45am EDT

Flynn starts 'dream job' as new DIA director

New director of the Defense Intelligence Agency challenges his workers to better serve their customers both military and private sector by being more responsive, timely and relevant.

Tags: Michael Flynn , DIA , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:41am EDT

Senators ask DoD to consider debarment for P&WC

Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Defense Secretary Panetta and Secretary of State Clinton asking them to consider further actions against contractor Pratt & Whitney Canada. P&WC pleaded guilty in June to illegally exporting military software to China.

Tags: Pratt & Whitney , United Technologies , Carl Levin , John McCain , Leon Panetta , Hillary Rodham Clinton , DoD , State Department , Congress , China ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:39am EDT

Analysis: $5.5B default fails to inspire urgency over Postal Service bill

Although the word "default" might elicit a sense of urgency in most people, it doesn't appear to be inspiring lawmakers to take action on the proposed Postal Service bill. USPS is expected to default on $5.5 billion in pension costs that it owes to the Treasury.

Tags: USPS , Congress , Bernie Becker , The Hill , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 12:28pm EDT
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Multiple roles more help than hindrance, say agency CAOs

The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.

Tags: GAO , Bill Woods , CAO , acquisition , SARA , OFPP , Chief Acquisition Officer , management , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:55pm EDT
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Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , Veterans Affairs , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , workforce , hiring , Joining Forces , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit ,

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT
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