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Employee unions march on Capitol Hill to stop sequestration

AFGE, AFSCME rally against the potential cuts from sequestration as part of their week-long legislative conference. Union members are meeting with lawmakers to ensure they understand the broader impact cuts due to sequestration would have on the nation and the economy.

Tags: workforce , management , sequestration , J.David Cox , AFGE , Pam Baca , Paul Ferris , William Beumont Army Medical Center , Trent Behow , USDA , Chris Van Hollen , Donna Brockington , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 10:26am EST
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Social Security head: Program fraying from neglect

Tags: Michael Astrue , budget

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 02:08pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 15, 2013

Kal Stein, president and CEO of EarthShare, talks about his company's new role as the manager of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capitol Area. Attorney John Mahoney weighs in on a recent ruling by the EEOC. Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte talks about the ever-changing aerospace markets. Anne-Marie Fennell of GAO discusses Alaska Native Corporations. Ed Moscatelli discusses how the Army has eliminated 8,000 vehicles.

Tags: Kal Stein , CFCNCA , CFC , EarthShare , John Mahoney , Legal Loop , EEOC , Charles Wald , Deloitte , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Anne-Marie Fennell , GAO , Alaska Native Corporations , Ed Moscatelli , Army , Federal

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 09:02am EST

Fed agency retracts reprimand to flatulent worker

Tags: workforce ,

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:04pm EST

OMB opens door to non-federal online credentials

A memo from federal CIO Steven VanRoekel requires agencies to begin accepting usernames and passwords from commercial companies such as Verisign or Google. This is the second time the government has tried to accept commercial credentials. Experts say this time agencies and industry are better prepared to be successful.

Tags: technology , OMB , NIH , GSA , Moira Mack , Judy Spencer , Frank Baitman , Steven Van Roekel , Randy Vanderhoof , smartcard alliance , identity management , open id standards , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller , CertiPath

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:47am EDT
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Man charged in Arizona Social Security explosion

A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office in Arizona had researched how to construct a particular explosive that authorities say has been used in terrorist bomb plots, according to a criminal complaint.

Tags: ATFE , Abdullatif Ali Aldosary , FBI

Monday - 12/03/2012, 06:57pm EST

Customer satisfaction with e-government down slightly but near record highs

Satisfaction with federal e-government sites remained high throughout most of 2012, according to a quarterly report from ForeSee and the American Customer Satisfaction Index. On a 100-point scale, customer satisfaction with federal websites now sits at 75.3. That's actually down slightly from last quarter, which had set an all-time high, according to the latest report.

Tags: ForeSee , ACSI , e-government , customer satisfaction , HHS , federal websites , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/22/2012, 08:06pm EDT

Fed retirees to see 1.7 percent COLA increase in 2013

The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries, according to the Social Security Administration. Social Security recipients received a 3.6 percent increase in benefits this year after getting none the previous two years.

Tags: retirement , COLA , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 12:48pm EDT

SSA to close offices earlier to cut overtime

The Social Security Administration will begin closing its offices around the country 30 minutes early starting Nov. 19. A spokeswoman said "significantly less funding" than the agency requested forced it to adopt this tactic.

Tags: workforce , budget , continuing resolution , Kia Green

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:26am EDT

Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency, congressional investigators say in a new report.

Tags: disability benefits , Tom Coburn

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 11:04am EDT
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