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Federal employees freedom of expression being tested

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has dismissed one of its top organic standards experts because he expressed personal opinions on technical matters. Attorney Bill Bransford explains why that may, or may not, be a problem.

Tags: Federal Drive , ethics , Agriculture , National Organic Program , management , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 09:41am EST
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Coming Up: A Feds-only 2.75 percent CD Clone!

Looking for a totally safe place to park excess money? The equivalent of a government-backed certificate of deposit that will pay 2.75 percent next year? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you can do it if you've been in government a long, long time.

Tags: Mike Causey , VCP , best date to retire

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 04:00am EST

Labor database helps recruit workers with disabilities

The 2011 Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities database is intended to assist federal and private-sector employers in identifying workers with disabilities. Labor's John Beverly tells us about it.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , disability hiring , DoL , John Beverly , 2011 Workforce Recruitment Program for College Stu

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:41am EST
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Christmas Eve-Eve Bonus Holiday?

Christmas Day is on a Saturday, the holiday is on a Friday, so what, if anything happens on Thursday? Will you get extra time off like last year, or have things changed. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey gives you the history of the ghosts of Christmas past.

Tags: Mike Causey , bonus holiday

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 04:00am EST

Senate omnibus bill includes 2-year pay freeze

The $1.1 trillion Senate omnibus bill would authorize President Obama's pay freeze proposal. But it protects against furloughs or reductions-in-force. The Senate's bill would replace the House's version, which is a continuing resolution. Lawmakers must approve a bill before Dec. 19 when the current CR expires.

Tags: pay freeze , pay debate , Senate , omnibus , Congress , House , continuing resolution , furloughs , Jason Miller , Jolie Lee , management , contracting

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 07:28pm EST

How the Voluntary Contribution Program works

Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey with details on the Voluntary Contribution Program. They'll discuss how it works, who can join it, and how it would work with a Roth option.
December 15, 2010 (Encore Presentation)

Tags: Voluntary Contributions Program , Mike Causey , Tammy Flanagan , Your Turn , retirement , CSRS , TSP

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:58pm EST
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Opinions clash over whistleblower act

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act has passed the Senate, but the debate lives on. We get opinions from the National Whistleblowers Center, a member of Congress, and good-government group the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , whistleblower protections , National Whistleblowers Center , Parnership for Public Service , Chris Van Hollen , Steve Kohn , John Palguta , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:31am EST
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Tax Cut Triggers In-House Civil War

Has the proposed social security tax cut triggered a civil war in your office? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says in some locations there is a major rift between younger workers under the FERS system who would get the break and their older CSRS colleagues who won't get it.

Tags: Mike Causey , CSRS , FERS , Social Security , tax cuts

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:00am EST

Hiring success no secret at NSA

The National Security Agency plans to hire 1000 cybersecurity professionals in the next year. NSA's Associate Director for Human Resources, Kathy Hutson, told us how they plan to do that.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , recruiting , NSA , technology , Kathy Hutson , DoD Report , Suzanne Kubota , daycare , work-life ,

Monday - 12/13/2010, 08:08am EST
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Pay freeze should be decided this week

With the emphasis on "should." Without Senate passage of federal funding, the current continuing resolution expires Saturday night. The President's proposed pay freeze is part of the funding package passed by the House last week and is now in the hands of the Senate.

Tags: government , Congress , FY 2011 budget , FY 2011 , pay debate , pay freeze , agency funding , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 12/13/2010, 07:13am EST
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