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January pay raise - not for everybody

The 2014 white-collar pay raise is not for everybody. Feds at the top of their grades in some cities won't be getting anything at all, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay increase , step increases , workforce

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:00am EST

OMB, OPM tell agencies to take different approach on employee bonuses

The Obama administration trying a different tack on federal-employee bonuses and awards in fiscal 2014. A new directive from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management continues clear-cut spending caps on employee awards but won't outright ban them -- even if the across-the-board spending constraints, known as sequestration, continue.

Tags: workforce , management , pay and benefits , employee awards , bonuses , OPM , OMB , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/04/2013, 11:23am EST

McCaskill wants more oversight of SES bonuses

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants to know whether many of the federal government's Senior Executive Service members are deserving of the bonus payments they receive. McCaskill, who chairs a Senate subcommittee on financial and contracting oversight, wrote to the head of the Government Accountability Office, asking the watchdog agency to investigate whether bonuses paid to SES employees involved in contract management are effective tools in reducing costs or improving contract performance.

Tags: Congress , Senate , oversight , pay and benefits , SES bonuses , Claire McCaskill , SEA , Carol Bonosaro

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 06:53pm EDT

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 , management , sequestration , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 03:34pm EDT
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View from the top: Not so hot

When it comes to salaries, federal executives are somewhere between Wall Street and Wal-Mart. But a new study shows that government execs are unhappy and worried about the future for themselves and their agencies, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , Pay & Benefits

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 02:00am EDT
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VA, OPM implement promising practices for next generation of SESers

A new report by the Partnership for Public Service and McKinsey and Company found inconsistencies among agencies in how they recruit and develop their Senior Executive Service members. That lack of standardized leadership development is causing some to question whether senior executives will be prepared to replace long-time managers who are retiring at a fast rate.

Tags: management , workforce , OPM , Steve Shih , Nani Coloretti , Treasury , Christine Kluh , Veteran Affairs , Partnership for Public Service , McKinsey and Company , Nora Gardner , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:45am EDT
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White House to SES: No Presidential Rank Awards bonus money in 2013

The administration has suspended the monetary part of the program because of budget reductions. OPM will continue to accept nominations through Friday, however.

Tags: management , White House , Jason Miller , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 02:24pm EDT

Bonuses to senior execs under fire at GSA, other agencies

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the GSA inspector general released separate, but related, reports that show GSA abused its authority to give Senior Executive Service (SES) members bonuses between 2009 and 2011. GSA official said they have since fixed these problems. McCaskill also found that on average the Labor Department, the Navy and the National Science Foundation handed out more than one bonus per SES employee.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , Claire McCaskill , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brian Miller , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , management , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/17/2013, 02:27pm EDT
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Government needs senior execs willing to break agency mold, report says

The Obama administration has set its sights on more than a dozen national priorities, such as cybersecurity and energy efficiency, that cut across federal agency missions. But the government lacks a dedicated team of senior executives willing to break out of the agency mold to implement those goals, according to a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The author of the report, Bruce Barkley, told Federal News Radio his proposals for redesigning the Senior Executive Service.

Tags: management , workforce , best practices , cross-agency goals , GPRA , Bruce Barkley , In Depth , Francis Rose , IBM Center for the Business of Government

Monday - 05/13/2013, 08:28pm EDT
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Congress repeals STOCK Act reporting requirements for senior execs

Congress approved a bill Friday to eliminate expanded financial-disclosure reporting requirements for Senior Executive Service members, just days before the new requirements were to go into effect. Both the House and Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The expanded reporting requirements were set to go into effect Monday.

Tags: financial disclosure , SEA , Sunlight Foundation , STOCK Act , Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore , workforce , management

Friday - 04/12/2013, 03:18pm EDT
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