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Veterans make up growing share of federal workers

The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

Tags: workforce , DoD , VA , veterans ,

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:20pm EDT

Size of the federal workforce dips as number of new hires tumbles

Federal hiring declined last year, with new government hires dropping to fewer than 90,000 in fiscal 2012. The dip in hiring caused the size of the federal workforce to retract slightly to about 2.1 million federal workers about on par with 2009 levels, according to new government data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: workforce , retention , Partnership for Public Service , veteran hiring , diversity , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 05:47pm EDT

New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

Tags: Labor , industry , disabilty hiring , veteran hiring , Patricia Shiu , Brian Turmail , Associated General Contractors of America

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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New rules set veteran, disability hiring benchmarks for federal contractors

The Labor Department unveiled two final rules Tuesday requiring federal contractors to establish clear-cut annual benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Tags: acquisition , industry , workforce , veteran hiring , disability hiring , Labor , Tom Perez

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:12pm EDT

Jobs website sees increase in contract employees seeking work

It's not only government employees who are suffering from sequestration, but contractors, big and small, are feeling the hit as well. Contractors may have to trim their staffs if they lose out on a government contract.

Tags: Ginger Groeber , Exfederal.com , sequestration , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:33pm EDT
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Vantage point: Small and mid-sized contractors offer perspectives on sequestration

With fewer government contracts coming down the pipeline, small and mid-sized contractors are feeling the pinch of sequestration. Should they diversify, cut staff or sit tight and hope that big contract is just around the corner? Federal News Radio examines these issues in part 6 of our special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , sequestration , contracting , small business , workforce , Lisa Mascolo , Optimos , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , Carmine Taglialatela , TecPort Solutions , Nancy Blethen , Tech Systems , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 12:40pm EDT
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Job hunting: What could go wrong?

If you are thinking about a new job or are advising a nonfed friend or relative how to join the G-club, here are some words of advice, courtesy of a long-time Federal Report reader.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:00am EDT

Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: sequestration , Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , workforce , furloughs , Budget Control Act , budget , Michael OConnell , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

OPM hopes cyber-job database will help agencies fill workforce gaps

As the cybersecurity workforce gets older and closer to retirement age, the Office of Personnel Management is trying to help agencies find new talent. It's creating a new database of cyber positions that it hopes will help agencies identify the cyber skill sets needed to meet their missions. The Obama administration has made reducing critical cyber workforce gaps one of its top "cross-agency" goals.

Tags: cybersecurity , workforce , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , CIO Council , CHCO Council , NICE , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:24pm EDT

NSA surveillance and the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com, discusses the potential impact of the NSA security leaks.
June 21, 2013

Tags: workforce , NSA , NSA leaks , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , security leaks , contracting , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 06/21/2013, 11:53pm EDT
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