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Obama: Buck stops here on protecting U.S. diplomats

In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama claimed that he was responsible for the safety of U.S. diplomats overseas and would fully investigate the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , Libya , Hillary Rodham Clinton , State Department , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 07:24am EDT

Horrible situation, wonderful response

How do you keep a promise, made to hundreds of orphans of federal workers, that they can go to any college they like on a full ride? It isn't easy, but it is being done, every day, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , FEEA , scholarships

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

USDA fighting discrimination legacy with more training, accountability

The Agriculture Department is addressing long- standing discrimination claims by minorities and women with better workforce training, more accountability and a deeper look at its data. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shares with The Federal Drives recent efforts to address the agency's shaky civil rights history.

Tags: Tom Vilsack , USDA , discrimination , Federal Drive , workforce , management , best practices , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 08:00am EDT
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Uptick in disability discrimination claims could jeopardize hiring goals, firm says

In a July 2010 executive order, President Barack Obama pushed agencies to hire more people with disabilities, aiming for 100,000 workers by 2015. Agencies have made steady progress toward that goal. However that progress could be in jeopardy: Complaints alleging disability discrimination in federal hiring and appointments have ticked upward over the past five years, according to an analysis by the law firm Tully Rinckey.

Tags: workforce , hiring , disability hiring , EEOC , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/15/2012, 09:07pm EDT
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Major rewrite makes MSPB's regs more consistent, viable and transparent

The Merit Systems Protection Board completed the first major rewrite of its regulations in more than 30 years. Susan Grundmann, the MSPB chairwoman, said the changes fall into four categories. The board is giving its users six weeks to transition to the new rules.

Tags: workforce , management , MSPB , Susan Grundmann , Federal Register , regulations , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Frankenstein, Dracula, Nick Nolte at the gates

What's your worst nightmare? How about Dracula, Frankenstein and Nick Nolte appearing in your bedroom? Or is it the long-predicted retirement tsunami? Because maybe, after 13 years of building up, it's on its way, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , retention , retirement , retirement tsunami

Monday - 10/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration, federal hiring and contracting

Linda Rix, Co-CEO of Avue Technologies will talk about how contractors and hiring managers are being impacted by the threat of sequestration.
October 12, 2012

Tags: workforce , hiring , sequestration , contracting , management , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies

Friday - 10/12/2012, 11:48pm EDT
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Air Force looks to revamp its definition of cyberspace

Current definitions of cyberspace have led to confusion about roles, responsibilities, lanes in the road, a top Air Force general said Thursday. Senior leaders will convene a summit in November to zero-in on a common understanding of cyber.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , workforce , acquisition , Air Force , Michael Basla , William Shelton , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:10pm EDT
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Reps. John Yarmuth, Jan Schakowsky discuss job creation on "Inside Government" - October 12th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., address job creation ahead of Election Day. D.C. Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock and National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Government Relations and Policy Director Dan Adcock also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Chris Garlock , John Yarmuth , Dan Adcock , Jan Schakowsky

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:03pm EDT
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Prudent cuts or bathroom roulette? New savings require careful aim

If your bathroom at work is only cleaned three times a week, instead of daily, does that constitute cruel and unusual punishment? Shore-based Navy civilian and military personnel are about to find out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , DoD , Navy , budget

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:00am EDT
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