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Asteroid strike, furloughs - it's always something

Can you take vacation if you are furloughed? Answer: No! What about sick leave? Only if you promise to die to prove you are really sick. And to cap out the week, an asteroid the size of a small skyscraper is coming very close to Earth on Friday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 02:00am EST

Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Could cutting service contracts avert sequestration furloughs?

In an analysis prepared for the American Federation of Government Employees, contracting expert Charles Tiefer said that agency managers have a number of tools at their disposal to legally scale back service-contract spending and that doing so would be preferable to federal furloughs.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , AFGE , Charles Tiefer , industry , sequestration , PSC , AIA , Alan Chvotkin , furloughs , workforce

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:00pm EST
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The ATF and gun dealer regulation

Fred Schulte, investigative reporter for the Center for Public Integrity will discuss an article he's written on the ATF's inability to close down firearms dealers who are violating gun laws.
February 8, 2013

Tags: workforce , gun laws , gun regulation , Fred Schulte , Center for Public Integrity , internet ammunition sales , gun dealers , gun control , ATF , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:08pm EST
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Telework: Creating a more mobile federal workforce

Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of how teleworking can benefit your agency.
February 8, 2013

Tags: workforce , telework , Bill Bransford , John Vivadelli , AgilQuest , Rose Stanley , World at Work , Naomi Stanford , work flexibility , Fed Talk

Friday - 02/08/2013, 06:18pm EST
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Air Force: Sequestration already creating 'chronic inefficiency'

The Air Force's long-range planning and modernization takes back seat to preparations for near-term crises, including contingency plans to scale back civilian workforce. Civilian furloughs would be "breach of faith," Air Force says.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , sequestration , budget , Jamie Morin , Larry Spencer , furloughs , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:57pm EST

IRS budget woes, shrinking staff threaten to derail agency

As the Internal Revenue Service prepares to enter tax season full-bore, the agency is faced with a tightened budget, a shrinking workforce and an ever-more complex and increasing workload. That combination, along with leadership changes at the top of agency, threatens to upend the gains IRS has made over the past few years to better manage its workforce, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an agency watchdog.

Tags: IRS , workforce , retention , TIGTA , human capital , hiring freeze , buyouts , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 07:02pm EST

Highlights from Families USA Health Action 2013 Conference - February 8, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the Families USA Health Action 2013 address the future of health care and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar, D-Pa., former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner, Newsweek and The Daily Beast contributor Eleanor Clift and Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack join the conversation.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Bob Edgar , Eleanor Clift , Bob Weiner , Ron Pollack

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:38pm EST
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What's ahead for U.S. foreign service workers?

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses the issues affecting government employees who are working overseas.
March 7, 2013

Tags: workforce , sequestration , Foreign Service , foreign service workers , American Foreign Service Association , daniel hirsch , budget battle , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , State Department

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 09:43pm EST
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USPS employees to see less overtime, more buyouts under 5-day delivery plan

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the service can no longer afford to delivery first class mail six-days a week. He said cutting back by one day a week would save about $2 billion a year. USPS still would have a $14 billion deficit and needs help from Congress to address other fiscal challenges.

Tags: management , budget , postal service , Patrick Donahoe , Gerry Connolly , Sam Graves , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , National Association of Letter Carriers , Fredric Rolando , Blake Farenthold , Jeanette Dwyer , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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