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Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , Workforce , FDIC , NASA , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SBA , SSA , education , DoT , Labor ,

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Army , Marine Corps , Defense , Stephen Smith , Ray Letteer , Howard Schmidt , Emma Garrison-Alexander , White House , mobile computing , McAfee , DISA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Issa: TSA workers 'doing best they can' with ineffective equipment, methods

The Transportation Security Administration has grown from "the ashes of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers" into a 65,000-employee agency, whose effectiveness is now being called into question by lawmakers.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform , DHS , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:21am EDT
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GAO: Improvement needed in three TSA screening programs

Stephen Lord, the director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified that TSA still has room for improvement in three of its screening programs. He shared his findings in a House Oversight and Government Committee hearing on Monday and had highlights from his testimony on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Stephen Lord , GAO , Technology , passenger screening , DHS , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:44am EDT
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Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude

House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.

Tags: DHS , Congress , House , Darrell Issa

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:51pm EDT

Correction: Airport Security story

Tags: DHS , airport screening , John Pistole

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 07:11pm EDT

Federal Air Marshals claim unfair work environment

Government investigators have found some senior officials at the Federal Air Marshal service made fun of veterans, homosexuals and minorities, creating an "unpleasant work environment" at an agency.

Tags: air marshal , inspector general , Secret Service , Workforce , management

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:33am EST

TSA partners with Coast Guard on emergency alert system

A new emergency alert system will allow 50,000 Transportation Security Administration employees to be able receive the same message at the same time thanks to a new cooperative effort with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Coast Guard , Technology , Ted Kim

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Tags: Forrest Morgesson , ForeSee , ASCI , management , customer service , IRS , DHS , Treasury , DoD , State , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST
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TSA, NGA offer buyouts, early outs

TSA is offering targeted early retirements, but certain mission-critical employees cannot apply. NGA is offering 150 buyouts.

Tags: VERA , VSIP , early retirement , Workforce , workforce reduction , buyouts , pay and benefits , retirement , NGA , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:21pm EST
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