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Senate unanimously passes Hatch Act update

On Friday, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill updating the Hatch Act, the law that restricts the political activities of federal employees.

Tags: Hatch Act , Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 , Senate , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Carl Levin , Joe Lieberman , workforce , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:55am EST

Feds file discrimination complaint against Forest Service

Multiple current and former Forest Service employees say they've faced sexual harassment and physical assault while on the job, and some have lost their positions for speaking up. Now, they are fighting back by filing a class action EEOC complaint for unfair treatment. The Agriculture Department, the parent agency of the Forest Service, says it is tackling a history of discrimination with more training and accountability as part of a cultural transformation program.

Tags: USDA , Joe Leonard , Forest Service , Elaine Vercruysse , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Jonel Wagoner , Alicia Dabney , Lesa Donnelly , USDA Coalition of Minority Employees , EEOC , civil rights , discrimination , Jolie Lee , workforce , exclusive

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:00am EST
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What's next after an FBI career?

Neal Schiff and Carol Tschudy from the Society of FBI Alumni, and Brad Benson from the Society of Former Special Agents, will talk about the work being done by their organizations.
November 30, 2012

Tags: workforce , FBI , Debra Roth , Neal Schiff , Carol Tschudy , The Society of FBI Alumni , Brad Benson , Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/30/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Fiscal cliff: Impact on feds, delivery of public service - November 30, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the fiscal cliff's potential impact on federal employees. Common Cause President and CEO and former Congressman Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) and Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also discuss what a fiscal cliff deal might look like.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , workforce , Jacque Simon , Bob Edgar , Josh Bivens

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:29pm EST
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Agencies making inroads with workforce, succession planning

IRS, DoD and Interior all are pursuing an assortment of initiatives to prepare for personnel reductions. DoD will release an updated workforce strategic plan by 2015. The IRS is using an online assessment tool to measure how ready employees are to move into leadership positions. Interior is getting managers to understand their important role in workforce planning.

Tags: workforce , DoD , Paige Hinkle Bowles , IRS , David Krieg , Interior Department , Pam Malam , succession planning , HCMF conference , Chief Human Capital Officer , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:44am EST
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Senate debates 'arbitrary' cuts to DoD civilian workforce

Senators attempt to head off provision in annual Defense bill that would require reductions among Pentagon civilians.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Senate , workforce , NDAA , Ben Cardin , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 06:38pm EST

OPM's new closure policies aim to clear up confusion

The Office of Personnel Management wants to ensure the confusion over the status of federal offices during Hurricane Sandy is not repeated for future natural or man-made events. OPM officially released the new language Tuesday and updated its dismissal and closure procedures by incorporating the lessons learned from last month's superstorm and last January's ice storm. The language tries to simplify and clarify what federal employees should during natural or man-made disasters. OPM also wants agencies to refocus their efforts on telework so as many employees are able to work during an emergency as possible.

Tags: OPM , workforce , weather dismissal , closure policy , Jason Miller , telework

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 04:51pm EST
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Do's and don'ts for holiday gift giving at federal agencies

'Tis the season of Secret Santas, white elephant gifts and good will toward office coworkers. But if you're a federal employee, there's a strict list of who it would be naughty to give a present to or receive a present from during the holiday season.

Tags: John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , workforce , Federal Drive , Katie Howard

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 11:58am EST
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Help out a fellow fed

It's great to donate money to starving children overseas and to support charities, hospitals and rescue animals. But there are times when there is nothing wrong with turning inward and helping people, even fellow federal workers and retirees, closer to home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Like now...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , Hurricane Sandy , FEEA

Friday - 11/23/2012, 02:00am EST
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