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More than 300,000 federal and postal workers are drugged out...in a good way. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they are saving tons of money by setting up flexible spending accounts.
The January cost of living adjustment retirees were counting on to help pay higher health premiums is not going to happen. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that for the second year in a row the retirees will get nothing even as federal workers get a token 1.4 percent pay raise.
Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama's executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.
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From pay freeze proposals to furloughs, there are a lot of issues before Congress that could affect feds. This week on Your Turn, Mike interviews Charity Wilson from the American Federation of Government Employees and Jessica Klement from the Federal Managers Association, about what a lame duck Congress can do to federal workers and retirees.
September 22, 2010
What makes one federal agency better than another in terms of worker contentment? One of Washington's good government groups did some additional digging in the wake of the federal "Best Places to Work" survey and found that better communication using social networking tools helped at least two agencies move up the list.
A proposed rule change by the Labor Department would give preference to contractors that hire disabled workers. All comments on the proposed change must be submitted by Tuesday.
We've all heard and read about greedy, ungrateful, overpaid and underworked federal employees. But just where are they? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he's tapped the mother lode.
This week on Your Turn, Mike Causey interviews Margaret Baptiste, the outgoing president of NARFE. They discuss what happened during her tenure and what didn't happen.
September 15, 2010
OPM is getting the word out about who and what is, and isn't, covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program now that President Obama has signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
FEW and USDA build a partnership based on recruitment, training, retention, advancement and involvement of women in USDA's workforce and programs, as well as other areas of mutual interest.