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Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

Living costs are on the rise. That puts federal retirees on track for a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment in January. But that's only if lawmakers don't change the way inflation is measured. Congress and the White House both say the chained CPI would be a more accurate measure. But the chained CPI has lots of critics and foes. They say it's like switching your habits from eating steak for dinner to eating dog food. Web Editor Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss federal employees' reaction online.

Tags: retirement , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 07/25/2014, 10:20am EDT
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House bill would strip premium pay from some TSA officers

The TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), would no longer classify some Transportation Security Administration agents in the Office of Inspection as law enforcement officers.

Tags: pay and benefits , law enforcement , TSA , DHS , House , Mark Sanford ,

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 07:53am EDT

NOAA faced with tough choices as hurricane-tracking planes near end of lifespan

NOAA planes used for tracking and forecasting hurricanes -- known as the P-3 Orion -- are reaching the end of their lifespan, according to a report published by the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: Commerce , NOAA , GAO , P-3 Orion ,

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 10:25am EDT

TSA offering early retirements

The Transportation Security Administration has received approval to offer early retirements this calendar year.

Tags: TSA , VERA , retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:39am EDT

Air Force to offer early retirement, buyouts to civilians

The Air Force will offer early retirement and buyouts to civilian personnel, in order to eliminate nearly 3,500 positions, officials announced Monday. The service estimates the cuts will save the Air Force $1.6 billion over the next five years.

Tags: retirement , buyout , Air Force , DoD , Deborah Lee James , Bill Booth ,

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 10:17am EDT

Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The federal government is hiring more veterans than ever before. But overall, the picture is grim. Hiring across agencies has dropped by 46 percent since 2009. Tim McManus is vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He told Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia about his new analysis of the numbers. Read Shefali's related article.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Veterans, STEMM fields see steady increase in federal workforce

New hiring in the federal government dropped by more than 13,000 in fiscal 2013, amounting to a 46.4 percent decline in hiring over the past four years, but two groups continue to show steady increases in the federal workforce.

Tags: workforce , Partnership for Public Service , hiring , Tim McManus ,

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 06:00pm EDT
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Recruiting, retaining young workers a challenge for agencies

Agencies' scales tip strongly in the direction of older workers. The percentage of millennials in the federal workforce fell to 7 percent in 2013 an eight-year low. This compares to about 23 percent in the private sector workforce.

Tags: Tim McManus , Virginia Hill , millennials , workforce , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 10:38am EDT
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USPS offers buyouts to 3,000-plus postmasters

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce costs, the Postal Service will offer early-outs and buyouts to more than 3,000 postmasters. Those who accept will leave the agency Sept. 30 -- the last day of fiscal 2014.

Tags: retirement , buyout , USPS ,

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 10:16am EDT

How to make social media a 'great equalizer' for your agency

As social media becomes an important tool in allowing agencies to meet their missions, managers must ensure that their tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Tags: SocialGov , social media , technology , accessibility , Alissa Johnson , Michael Reardon , Labor ,

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:49am EDT
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