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SES members leaving for greener pastures, OPM finds

Members retiring from the Senior Executive Service say they're leaving for better-paying work, and cite politics and management as reasons for departure - but insist it's still a great place to work.

Tags: Jory Heckman , OPM , SES , workforce , management , Senior Executive Service

Friday - 04/24/2015, 11:33am EDT

IRS should get spending in order before asking for larger budget, House says

The House Ways and Means Committee released a report taking issue with IRS management on matters previously raised by the Republican leadership in Congress -- tax-delinquent federal employees, paying bonuses to agency employees and use of official time during the workday.

Tags: IRS , budget , workforce , management , House , Congress , Paul Ryan , John Koskinen

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 10:04am EDT

Close encounters with the boss!

Have you had an uncomfortable or unusual, off-the-clock encounter with your boss? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sympathizes. He wants to hear your story, warts and all.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causey Federal Report , workforce , management

Friday - 04/24/2015, 03:00am EDT

Steve Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Workhorse Group, Inc.

The Postal Service is planning to buy 180,000 new vehicles over the next three years. It wants those new trucks to have better safety equipment and fuel mileage than the current fleet. Mail-carriers driving the new trucks will need more room, with parcel business up 20 percent over the past five years. Steve Burns is chief executive officer at Workhorse Group, Inc. That's one of several companies bidding on the new Postal truck. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to elaborate on his company's design, which includes a drone to lighten the load.

Tags: Steve Burns , Workhorse Group , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , USPS , trucks , workforce

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 09:06am EDT
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Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth

An employee with the Transportation Security Administration gets her job back after being fired for being pregnant. TSA ruled Amanda Kincannon's pregnancy made her "unfit for duty" and subsequently fired her. The decision was eventually overruled by TSA's internal review board, and she was recently reinstated. The incident was made public by the American Federation of Government Employees. Debra Roth, a partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some more insight into this case. She said it's not exactly unheard of.

Tags: Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , TSA , AFGE , workforce

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 09:03am EDT
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Orphans of Oklahoma City: 20 years later

Twenty years ago this month, domestic terrorists set off a powerful car bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks to one of the people who helped the families and victims of the 1995 tragedy.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Steve Bauer , FEAA , workforce , Oklahoma City bombing

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 03:00am EDT

With online learning for feds, OPM sees narrowed skills gap

Following up on the success of its first continuing education program, the Office of Personnel Management on Monday announced its partnership with Champlain College, a 137-year-old private college based in Burlington, Vermont. Federal workers and their spouses will be able to enroll in degree or certificate programs before the start of the summer 2015 semester. The admission deadline is June 5.

Tags: OPM , Champlain College , cybersecurity , workforce , Katherine Archuleta , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:26am EDT

Career Tips: Avoid helicoptering coach

If you're a federal employee and you're contemplating a very public, very questionable act, for your own good, don't do it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , USPS , workforce

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:00am EDT

The state of the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the challenges that agencies are facing in filling jobs that require a security clearance.
April 17, 2015

Tags: workforce , federal hiring , Security clearances , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 04/17/2015, 08:42pm EDT
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DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Tags: Technology , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , workforce , cybersecurity , Training , Defense , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
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