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What's not to like about the TSP?

AARP financial writer Allan Roth joins host Mike Causey to talk about the thrift savings plan and what you should think about when considering an investment.
September 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , phased retirement , Allan Roth , AARP , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 06:44pm EDT
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Telework brings out underlying trust issues in federal workforce

Trust boils down to workers demonstrating a sense of reliability and consistency. With reliability and consistency, "people begin to depend on each other to get things done in the workplace." Without it, an agency can be doomed, says Michael Gelles of Deloitte.

Tags: telework , Trust Redefined , Michael Gelles , Federal Drive , Deloitte , work-life balance

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:03am EDT
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Background investigation fraud case against USIS moved to DC court

Less than two weeks ago, a federal judge approved the transfer of the case alleging USIS with improperly conducting thousands of background-check reviews to Washington, D.C. An investigation conducted by the Office of Personnel Management's inspector general remains ongoing. OPM says it has confidence in the reforms put in place by the company.

Tags: Merton Miller , OPM , Sterling Phillips , USIS , security clearances , Charles Tiefer

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 03:28pm EDT

Background check probe zeroes in on USIS contracts

Among the issues considered Tuesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were contracting practices at the Office of Personnel Management that allowed the largest background-investigation contactor -- accused by the Justice Department of taking improper shortcuts and defrauding the government -- to conduct quality reviews of its own work.

Tags: OPM , oversight , USIS , Sterling Phillips , Katherine Archuleta , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:24pm EST

Obama proposes firearm background check changes

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Sunday - 01/05/2014, 01:20am EST

Senate bill calls for random background checks for clearance holders

Five senators introduce bipartisan bill aimed at enhancing how the Office of Personnel Management handles the clearances of federal employees and contractors to access classified information. If enacted, the legislation would require OPM conduct random, automated reviews twice every five years of public records and databases for information about individuals with security clearances.

Tags: Senate , Susan Collins , OPM , Claire McCaskill , Kelly Ayotte , Heidi Heitkamp , security clearance , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:55pm EDT

IG: Missing documents plague IRS process for screening new hires

A new inspector general's report finds missing documentation plagues the Internal Revenue Service's process for pre-screening new hires that are often entrusted with sensitive financial information.

Tags: Treasury , IRS , Debra Chew , TIGTA , hiring ,

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:29pm EDT
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Border Agent corruption: causes and cures

Mexican drug cartels are infiltrating federal law enforcement agencies along the southwest border and those charged with weeding them out say they don't have the money to catch all the corrupt agents, homeland security officials told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday.

Tags: DHS , CBP , mngt , security , Thad Bingel , Command Consulting , federal hiring , best practices ,

Friday - 03/12/2010, 11:08am EST
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Security checks affect NASA and beyond

Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , NASA , JPL , Debra Roth , Supreme Court , SCOTUS , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:41am EDT
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GAO: OPM background checks need better privary protection (

A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.

Tags: OPM , GAO , privacy , best practices , management , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:55pm EDT