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Facebook commenters blast Archuleta over operating status

Facebook users were quick to criticize the Office of Personnel Management's decision to operate federal agencies on a two-hour delay Wednesday.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , operating status , snow , Facebook ,

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 07:13am EST

Agencies 'open the door' to innovative uses of social media

More than 60 social media apps are now available to agencies, allowing them to select the best method to meet their missions. One of the areas that's most ripe for innovation is in emergency management.

Tags: social media , technology , Twitter , Federal Drive , Justin Herman , GSA ,

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 07:40am EST

D.C. federal offices closed Tuesday

Federal offices in D.C. closed today. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow agency policies.

Tags: OPM , operating status ,

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 04:04am EST

Spending bill grants 1 percent pay raise to blue-collar feds

The $1 trillion, 1,500-page spending bill unveilved Monday night ends the three-year pay freeze for blue-collar federal employees under the wage-grade system.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay raise , wage grade , Barbara Mikulski ,

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 08:33am EST

Reduced conference spending could save government $500M each year

Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.

Tags: oversight , conference spending , government waste , John Mica , GSA , IRS , VA , DoD ,

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 10:47am EST

Regaining public trust a top tech challenge for agencies in 2014

The botched rollout of in 2013 means agencies must work harder than ever as they face continued tech challenges in 2014. Alan Shark, executive director and CEO of the Public Technology Institute, said the top challenges will be regaining public trust and ensuring security.

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Monday - 01/06/2014, 10:43am EST

Service members more financially stable than civilian counterparts

Members of the military are burdened by credit card debt, loans and mortgages, but they still seem to be handling their finances better than their civilian counterparts, according to a report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Foundation.

Tags: DoD , service members , financial planning , financial management , Federal Drive , Gerri Walsh ,

Monday - 12/30/2013, 09:17am EST

Favoritism strains workplace morale, harms agency performance

Although federal employees reported a decrease in workplace discrimination over the past 15 years, many say favoritism is still a prominent issue. Favoritism negatively impacts workplace morale and performance.

Tags: favoritism , workforce , management , Merit Systems Protection Board , morale ,

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 01:09pm EST

Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Tags: green government , recycling , BlueEarth , Postal Service , Tom Day , Federal Drive , technology ,

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST

Defense contractors show rates of PTSD similar to veterans

The stresses and trauma of war are not limited to military personnel on the battlefield. Defense contractors exposed to combat zones exhibit similar rates of mental health problems as members of the military, according to a report by RAND Corporation.

Tags: DoD , defense contractors , PTSD , veterans , RAND Corporation ,

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:22am EST
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