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Zen and your diet COLA

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: If I chopped a couple of bucks off each of the future cost-of-living adjustments made to your federal retirement or Social Security benefits would you even notice? Or, would you pick up the fact that over time that is a lot of money that you will never see.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , chained CPI , COLA

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 02:00am EDT

Does GS system need an update? Lawmakers ask GAO to review federal pay scale

A trio of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want the Government Accountability Office to examine whether the General Schedule system for federal employees needs an update. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), said the watchdog agency's review would aid the lawmakers in evaluating "the appropriateness of the General Schedule (GS) as a pay scale for today's workforce."

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , House , Senate , pay scale , GS system , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Blake Farenthold , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:44pm EDT

OMB employees begin furloughs

The White House tells "a majority" of career staff not to come to work. It's the first of 10 furlough days over the next six months. Labor, FAA and EPA also have or are furloughing employees.

Tags: workforce , OMB , sequestration , furloughs , EPA , National Park Service , FAA , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:36pm EDT

Ripple effect of furloughs

Politicians first said it couldn't happen, then that it shouldn't happen and, finally, we were assured it would never happen. One problem, it -- sequestration-triggered furloughs -- did happen. Not as quickly as some predicted. But they are with us, as federal agencies juggle their finances, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Monday - 04/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

The terror attack in Boston

Heritage Foundation security expert James Carafano will discuss the terrorist bombings in Boston, and what the U.S. government can do to prevent future attacks.
April 19, 2013

Tags: workforce , terrorist attack , Boston bombings , James Carafano , Heritage Foundation , national security , DHS , Veteran Nation , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , terrorism

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:57pm EDT
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Sequestration harms cancer research, former Clinton White House spokesman says - April 19, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Bob Weiner, former Clinton White House spokesman, details sequestration's harmful effects on cancer research while Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) analyzes the president's budget proposal. AFGE Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis also discusses the union's labor agreement with the Small Business Administration.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Bob Weiner , Elaine Powell-Belnavis , Bob Edgar , Jacque Simon

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:44pm EDT
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Fed bashing: Is it time for a time out?

Some of your finest hours come at a very low point. The Boston bombings have brought out the best in the federal government, which is on the front line in this case. So maybe it's time, at least for a little while, for a moratorium on fed-bashing, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , fed bashing

Friday - 04/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

HUD CIO Jerry Williams takes new job at Education

Jerry Williams will become the new chief information officer at the Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid. Patsy Garnett, HUD's acting deputy CIO for IT and business modernization, also is heading to a new agency.

Tags: technology , people , Jerry Williams , HUD , Education Department , Patsy Garnett , NRC , workforce , Jason Miller , exclusive , CIO

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Tags: budget , DHS , Janet Napolitano , DoD , Labor , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Coalition for Government Procurement , House Homeland Security Committee , cybersecurity , St. Elizabeths , DHS headquarters , workforce , Jason Miller , sequestration

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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Furloughs: The Movie?

Furloughs are still on the radar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But are they getting any closer? What are your odds of working four-day weeks this summer?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 02:00am EDT
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