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Federal law enforcement legislative roundup

Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforement Officers Association and Ton Vergnetti, president of Federal Employee Defense Services will discuss legislation affecting those in federal law enforcement.
May 24, 2013

Tags: workforce , federal law enforcement , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , Jon Adler , Tony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Debra Roth , Fed Talk , Shaw Bransford and Roth

Friday - 05/24/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Hiring and mentoring returning veterans

American Corporate Partners Founder Sidney Goodfriend and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Business Accelerator will discuss how their organizations are helping returning veterans find jobs and start businesses.
May 24, 2013

Tags: workforce , Sidney Goodfriend , American Corporate Partners , mentoring , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , veterans , veterans employment , hiring , Veterans-owned businesses , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/24/2013, 10:35pm EDT
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AFGE member shares furlough story on "Inside Government" - May 24, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Environmental Protection Agency Local 704 member Elizabeth Lytle, a cancer survivor and disabled veteran, discusses the financial and emotional toll of being furloughed. Maryland Citizens Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco provides an update on Maryland's implementation of the Affordable Care Act while AFGE's Bill Fletcher Jr. discusses his book, "They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths about Unions".

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Elizabeth Lytle , Vincent DeMarco , Bill Fletcher Jr.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:32pm EDT
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5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , IRS , OMB , HUD , EPA , Labor , Interior , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Fast-tracking phased retirement

It's been nearly a year since Congress set up the program to allow employees to take phased retirement, working three or four days a week to help mentor their successors and get used to retirement. And although it's been fast-tracked, it still hasn't happened, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, what's up?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , OPM , phased retirement

Friday - 05/24/2013, 02:00am EDT

Off with their heads! What would Mick Jagger do?

For many people involved in the alleged scandals at the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, the solution is simple: Off with their heads. Fire the offenders whether they are political appointees or career civil servants. But this isn't Paris in 1789, it's Washington in 2013 so things will go a little slower, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , IRS , IRS scandal , MSPB , firing

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

Data breach puts DHS employees at risk of identity theft

The Homeland Security Department alerted employees in its headquarters office, and its Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement components that a vendor processing background investigations may have exposed personal data. DHS emphasizes there is no evidence of any lost or stolen information.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 04:05pm EDT

Today, everybody's a Sooner

Most Americans live in a handful of states, like California, Texas, Florida, New York, etc. But during tough times, we sometimes blur those borders and our home-town pride and become honorary citizens of a place like Oklahoma which, once again, is having a very tough time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs , Oklahoma , FEEA , Steve Bauer

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

Saintly media vs. government devils

When a newspaper reporter fakes a story, we are outraged. When a network TV show gets it wrong, we are stunned. But we tend to forget, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But when a handful of government workers go rogue, maybe on orders from their political bosses, the entire workforce is tainted for a long, long time.

Tags: IRS , IRS scandal , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Monday - 05/20/2013, 07:10pm EDT
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