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Federal unions claim sneak attack in unemployment insurance deal

Two federal unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, say lawmakers removed the increase in federal employee contributions from the payroll tax extension, but added it to the unemployment insurance extension, which is part of the overall deal. The unions say if the provision becomes law, feds would see a pay decrease while everyone else would see an increase.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , retirement contribution , workforce , NTEU , AFGE , John Gage , Dave Camp , Harry Reid , Colleen Kelley , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:55pm EST

Managing morale - lessons from OPM's John Berry

John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, offers his tips for managing the federal workforce during tough times.

Tags: workforce , OPM , John Berry , morale , Managing Morale

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal morale deeply impacted by pay freeze, 'fed bashing'

Federal managers and employees alike are suffering from low morale problems, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. The survey is part of our three-day special report, "Managing Morale."

Tags: morale , workforce , survey , management

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST
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What happens to feds if the the government downsizes?

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the size of the federal workforce and where, geographically, the workforce is situated.

Tags: workforce , hiring , retention , In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Shoop , Government Executive

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:06pm EST
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Updated: DoD to quadruple TRICARE fees for higher-earning retirees

The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , TRICARE , acquisition workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies , DoD Update

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , reversibility , efficiencies , Budget Control Act , sequestration , strategic guidance , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , workforce , Jared Serbu , On DoD , retirement , TRICARE , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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Are You Nervous In The Service?

If you are unhappy in your job, and morale in your office is in the tank, you are not alone. A new survey by Federal News Radio indicates that managers and rank-and-file employees are on the same page when it comes to job satisfaction. Starting tomorrow, Federal News Radio will begin a three-day series on the problem and some possible solutions to it.

Tags: workforce , Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , morale

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 02:01am EST

Call for new astronauts garners 6,000 applicants

NASA recently put out a call for new applicants to ensure that its astronaut corps is fully stocked for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More than 6,000 people applied for 10 to 15 positions.

Tags: NASA , Duane Ross , astronauts , Federal Drive , workforce , hiring , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/13/2012, 11:35am EST
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Agencies finalize diversity plans

Most agencies are on track to implement new diversity strategies by March 16, Office of Personnel Management Director of Diversity and Inclusion Veronica Villalobos told Federal News Radio. Five months ago, President Barack Obama directed agencies to improve the diversity of their ranks through strategic plans.

Tags: OPM , diversity , workforce , management , Latino , Hispanic , EEOC , Veronica Villalobos , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/10/2012, 07:27am EST
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Closing the 'gap' gap

White-collar federal workers on average are either overpaid by about 16 percent or paid an average of 26.3 percent less compared to their private-sector counterparts. Those numbers confirm that there is a pay gap. But that's about it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could they both be right? Or wrong?

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , Mike Causey , federal report

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:00am EST
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