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OPM final rule bestows flags for fallen feds

Two years after passage of the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011, the Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule to grant flags to the families of fallen feds.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , workforce , Katherine Archuleta ,

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:20am EDT

Are you eligible for phased retirement?

FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown.
September 3, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirements , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , government shutdown , federal pay raise , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 08:57pm EDT

IG: DHS spends up to $49M on underused vehicles

DHS has the second largest civilian vehicle fleet in the federal government, with about 56,000 vehicles and operating costs totaling $534 million annually. The department's fleet program manual designates vehicles as underused if they accrue fewer than 12,000 miles per year.

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Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 10:30am EDT

Do you know your whistleblower rights?

Many agencies are making well-known their Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman and employees' rights when exposing wrongdoing. But other agencies are missing the mark.

Tags: Project on Government Oversight , Michael Smallberg , Federal Drive , whistleblowers , oversight ,

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:58am EDT
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White House sends Park to recruit in Silicon Valley

In his new role, Chief Technology Officer Todd Park will leave the White House and head west to recruit tech whizzes from Silicon Valley to help the government.

Tags: Todd Park , people , technology ,

Monday - 08/25/2014, 08:43am EDT

Rep. Issa slams Labor for frivolous spending on posters, mascots

In a letter sent to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Monday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) slams Labor's Office of Public Affairs for "frivolously" spending money on public relations contests, mascots and book clubs.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House , oversight , Labor Department , wasteful spending ,

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 09:31am EDT

Senate bill to fire VA SESers could further overwhelm MSPB

Legislation in the Senate would allow the Veterans Affairs secretary to dismiss members of the Senior Executive Service on the grounds of performance, and that could mean more appeal cases for the already-swamped Merit Systems Protection Board.

Tags: Senate , Veterans Affairs , SES , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:13am EDT
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FERS TSP enrollment hits record high

At its monthly board meeting Thursday in Washington, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced that 87.5 percent of FERS employees are actively contributing to their TSP accounts. The percentage just surpasses the previous record high of 87.4 percent in January 2003. Although participation is increasing, a lower percentage of participants are contributing full match to their TSP accounts.

Tags: TSP , benefits , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Gregory Long , David Toro , Susan Crowder ,

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

Feds are breaking records when it comes to their Thrift Savings Plan. Enrollment in the TSP is at an all-time high of 87.5 percent. That's among employees under the Federal Employee Retirement System. But it's not all good news for the TSP. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board held its monthly meeting. Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap of the meeting. Read Shefali's related article .

Tags: TSP , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 08/22/2014, 09:30am EDT
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Some lawmakers growing more receptive to BRAC

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.

Tags: DoD , Army , BRAC , Katherine Hammack , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:39am EDT
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