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Ben Goad, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Federal contractors are gearing up to fight a new executive order. President Barack Obama last week signed the directive to protect contractors' employees. The businesses, though, say it goes too far and infringes on their rights. Some are threatening to sue the government. Ben Goad, staff writer for The Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the battle.

Tags: Ben Goad , The Hill Newspaper , contracting , executive order , employment , labor law

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:40pm EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

News this week about Defense Department employees and contractors who have not paid their taxes is causing some buzz in the federal community. Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what feds think about their tax-delinquent colleagues.

Tags: DoD , tax cheats , defense department , Julia Ziegler ,

Friday - 08/01/2014, 07:12am EDT
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Obama raises minimum wage for contract workers

President Barack Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday.

Tags: minimum wage , pay and benefits , pay ,

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 03:02am EST

Survey: Contractors speak out about sequestration's impact

Federal News Radio surveyed federal contractors to find out just how much sequestration is impacting them five months after it went into effect. View the raw results of the survey.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , survey , sequestration , industry

Monday - 07/29/2013, 01:47pm EDT

DoD to managers: Don't use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs

A new memo from the Defense Department tells field commanders and managers not to shift workloads onto military personnel or contractors, and not to require civilians to work longer hours to make up for productivity losses during mandatory furlough days.

Tags: DoD , workforce , Frederick Vollrath , sequestration , furloughs , AFGE , J. David Cox

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:53pm EDT

New whistleblower protections take effect for federal contractors

The law, which goes into effect today, expands reprisal protections to subcontractors and lets contractor employees report wrongdoing to supervisors within their own companies. Previously, contractors would have to go to government agencies or Congress to report waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: whistleblowers , Congress , DoD , inspectors general , Margie Garrison , Jared Serbu , industry

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:17am EDT
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Sequestration slaps feds, punches contractors

For many federal workers, the threat of sequestration-triggered furloughs seems to be fading, at least a bit. But for some federal contractors, sequestration has meant layoffs, with perhaps more to come, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how's sequestration treating you?

Tags: acquisition , Mike Causey , sequestration , workforce , federal report , furloughs

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furloughs slam contractors

If you are a federal worker, you are certainly aware of the Washington-based series, Sequestration: The Soap Opera. Normally such a drama would have little audience outside the Washington Beltway, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But it is being noticed in other places because so many contractors are being hit by furloughs too.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs ,

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 02:00am EDT
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