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Furloughs: Can we 'afford' the savings?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: If the score is 32,000 them and 0 you, do you change your game plan? If your significant other says no 32,000 times in a row, do you consider another tactic? Do Congress and the White House need a new playbook?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , furloughs , MSPB

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

When at first you don't succeed ... Give it up!

When you try something 32,000 times, including 1,600 times in one 8-hour period and fail, there is a lesson there. And the lesson is that despite what you've read, heard and been taught, failure is an option. Especially if you work for the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , furloughs , MSPB

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 02:00am EDT

Why feds keep losing their furlough appeals

So far, all of the initial decisions stemming from the Merit Systems Protection Board gigantic caseload of furlough appeals have "affirmed the furlough action taken by the agency," according to MSPB's annual report for fiscal 2013 released last week.

Tags: sequestration , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Wagner , furloughs , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Agency budget squeeze eroding trust between employees, management

Susan Tsui Grundmann, chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board, said many federal employees filed furlough appeals last year because they said they didn't trust that their managers were making the right spending decisions that could have fended off the need to furlough employees. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Tags: management , workforce , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furloughs , Trust Redefined , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:10am EDT
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Furlough appeals continue to stretch MSPB 'beyond capacity'

The Merit Systems Protection Board seeks additional resources in its fiscal 2015 budget request to improve staffing and IT infrastructure. The agency is working through more than 32,000 furlough appeals in addition to its regular workload and also expects a wave of administrative judge retirements.

Tags: Jason Fornicola , MSPB , workforce , Federal Drive , staffing , Department of Defense , Susan Tsui Grundmann , budget

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:20am EDT
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