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Discussion: Open Season tips and traps

Anchor Amy Morris and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey welcome Colleen Murphy and Walton Francis for a Federal News Radio Discussion on the FEHBP Open Season.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal News Radio Discussion , open season , FEHBP , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Colleen Murphy , PlanSmartChoice , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ ,

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 11:00am EST

What to do for Open Season

Registered benefits consultant, Ed Zurndorfer has some open season advice.

Tags: Federal Drive , open season , pay and benefits , FEHBP , Ed Zurndorfer ,

Friday - 11/12/2010, 10:31am EST

USDA fights hunger and food insecurity

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 27 awards today to local organizations to build community food systems and fight hunger and food insecurity. USDA's Liz Tuckermanty tells Federal News Radio about how they create food security for millions of people.

Tags: Federal Drive , USDA , best practices , transparency , Liz Tuckermanty , food security ,

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 10:41am EST

Security checks affect NASA and beyond

Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , background checks , NASA , JPL , Debra Roth , Supreme Court , SCOTUS ,

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:41am EDT

Important tax deadline is fast approaching

Oct. 15 is fast approaching and is a key deadline for millions of individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2009 tax returns. But it's also an important deadline for some feds! Ed Zurndorfer, registered employee benefit consultant, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Ed Zurndorfer , IRS , tax deadline ,

Friday - 10/08/2010, 10:31am EDT

Education works to teach the children green

The Department of Education is taking a taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens

Tags: Federal Drive , Greening of Government: people , education , Glenn Cummings , green government ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 10:13am EDT

GSA: green buildings key to lower emissions

Green is good, but a building also has to serve the people inside. GSA's Kevin Kampschroer explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Greening of Government: buildings , green government , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA ,

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 09:31am EDT

What the Constitution and beef jerky have in common

The Federal Drive has learned the Constitution of the United States might smell a lot like beef jerky. Kitty Nicholson, supervisory conservator with the National Archives, explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , newsstand , NARA , Constitution , Kitty Nicholson ,

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:13am EDT

Federal employees in the crosshairs explained

Why do people LAUGH when someone says "I'm from the government and I'm here to help"? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey keeps his finger on the pulse and tells us the patient will live. Probably.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , pay debate , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 08/20/2010, 09:40am EDT

OPM federal pay argument rebutted by Cato

"Federal and private employees are apples and oranges because the former is dependent on the latter for its existence. In the natural world, this relationship is call (sic) parasitism," writes Cato's Tad DeHaven.

Tags: Federal Drive , OPM , Cato , pay and benefits , Tad DeHaven , pay debate

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 10:41am EDT
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