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Secret Service recovers truck with Biden supplies

Detroit police have released photos of a male "person of interest" in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment related to Vice President Joe Biden's Labor Day visit to Detroit.

Tags: Joe Biden , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/03/2012, 06:17pm EDT

A tale of two agencies

The very different "scandals" at two polar-opposite federal agencies are still large on the radar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But how big a deal are they? What's likely to be the outcome, and how long will these two stories continue to have legs?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , management , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , agency scandals

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 02:00am EDT

Inquiry hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Mark Sullivan , Senate

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT

People who live in glass houses shouldn't...

When government workers foul up we know their name, rank and serial number, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But when someone in the media makes an inexcusable 'mistake' his or her name is kept secret for privacy reasons. So, what's wrong with this picture?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , GSA , scandals

Monday - 05/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam: Eagle Scout or Charlie Sheen?

Are the recent GSA and Secret Service scandals the tip of the iceberg or just business as usual? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Is Uncle Sam, in reality, more like Charlie Sheen than an Eagle Scout?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , management , GSA ,

Friday - 05/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

The cup of indignation runneth over

A few party animals at the GSA and Secret Service have made life easier for late-night talk show hosts, commentators, and people and politicians who just don't like the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But the most angry, irate and stunned people are the 99.999 percent of feds who haven't done anything.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , GSA ,

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Scandals lay federal workforce bare

Citizens who follow the news — which is usually bad, and hence, news — must be thinking that feds are party animals, whether they are in Las Vegas or Colombia. But Uncle Sam has more than his share of good people, too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , GSA scandal , GSA ,

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

State to offer guidance to Secret Service overseas

Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy said told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the State Department will be offering its experience and guidance to Secret Service employees when they are working in foreign countries.

Tags: Patrick Kennedy , State Department ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:58pm EDT

62 percent of Americans have unfavorable view of federal government

Only one-third of Americans have a favorable opinion of the federal government the lowest positive rating in 15 years, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

Tags: Pew Research Center , GSA ,

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:58am EDT

What happened in Colombia didn't stay in Colombia

The Secret Service does not often get a black eye behind those oh-so-cool sunglasses. It's got a shiner now.

Tags: Barack Obama

Monday - 04/30/2012, 04:02am EDT
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