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NSPS move cuts raises of the 'best and brightest'

Tens of thousands of federal employees may have their pay raises cut under the General Schedule for earning better raises under NSPS. Federal Managers Association's Patricia Niehaus explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , NSPS , GS , high three , Patricia Niehaus , FMA , OPM , DoD , defense

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 10:45am EDT

Agencies create a STAR to guide science policy

The STAR METRICS will create a reliable and consistent inter-agency mechanism to account for the number of scientists and support staff that are on research institution payrolls supported by federal funds. Details from Julia Lane, program director with the National Science Foundation.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , ARRA , jobs , NSF , NIH , White House Office of Science and Technology Polic , Julia Lane , best practices

Monday - 06/07/2010, 10:06am EDT

Better balance comes with telework

Not surprising: Telecommuters balance work and family life better than office workers. Surprising: Even while sometimes squeezing in a couple extra days' worth of work each week.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , telework , Jeffrey Hill , Brigham Young University ,

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:39am EDT

How to avoid a June swoon with the TSP

May was a pretty rough month for those with money in the stock market, even through the TSP. Arthur Stein takes a look at what's ahead.

Tags: Federal Drive , TSP , pay and benefits , Arthur Stein ,

Friday - 06/04/2010, 10:58am EDT

FCC plans to spread broadband broader

The Federal Communications Commission wants to find out whether broadband providers are delivering Internet connections that are as fast as advertised. John Horrigan, consumer research director at the FCC, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , John Horrigan , FCC , broadband ,

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 11:07am EDT

NSF lends supercomputing help to oil spill

One the world's largest supercomputers is being used to forecast, in 3D, how BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill will affect coastal areas. Blue Waters Program director Irene Qualters explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , management , Irene Qualters , Blue Waters Program , oil spill , NOAA , DHS , NSF

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:40am EDT

WMD attack preparation lacking at DoJ

The Justice Department has failed to put together an adequate plan for responding to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general at the agency said Tuesday. Randy Larsen, CEO of the WMD Center, has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Randy Larsen , WMD , DoJ , DOJ IG , WMD Center , management ,

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:40am EDT

Defense Authorization still 'veto bait'

Don't Ask, Don't Tell and Joint Strike Fighter issues are only the beginnings of the hurdles for the bill. Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor at American Banker, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense Authorization Bill , defense , Congress , FY 2011 budget , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , Joint Strike Fighter , Jodi Schneider ,

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:35am EDT

Homespun advice for the home office teleworker

A lot goes in to setting up an effective home office.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , telework , Cecelia Jernegan , Dorobek Insider ,

Monday - 05/31/2010, 07:40pm EDT

National Parks brace for an oily impact

Debris and tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon accident has been showing up on National Park Service shores with greater frequency. Jon Jarvis, the Director of the National Park Service, tells us about plans for the future.

Tags: Federal Drive , oil spill , NPS , Jon Jarvis ,

Friday - 05/28/2010, 10:48am EDT
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