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Whack DC But Hit Denver & Houston

With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay debate , furloughs , pay freeze , layoff , BRAC , Mike Coffman , Kevin Brady

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 04:00am EST

Inside Government - January 21st, 2011

Bryan Lowry
President, AFGE Council of Prison Locals
Former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.)
President & CEO, Common Cause

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Bryan Lowry , Bob Edgar

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:04pm EST
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Report: Keeping Talent key to future success

Agencies spend significant time and resources recruiting and training top talent but a new study warns that many are ignoring the other crucial side of the equation - keeping those employees. Booz Allen's Ron Sanders explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , hiring , retention , best practices , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Ron Sanders

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 10:08am EST
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Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Tags: Mike Causey , USPS , pay rates , pension , downsizing , Interior , GSA , Commerce , SSA , High-3

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST

Study: Agencies should work harder to keep employees

A new report warns that agencies need to focus on employee retention as Congress threatens pay and hiring freezes. Agency leaders and line managers must work together to maintain their workforces.

Tags: management , hiring , retention , best practices , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Meg Beasley , Suzanne Kubota , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 09:00pm EST
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Interior won't fight Chambers' reinstatement

Fired U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers will meet Tuesday afternoon with officials from the Department of Interior and National Park Service to determine how she will return to the job. We get the latest from WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein.

Tags: Federal Drive , DOI , NPS , Teresa Chambers , Salvatore Lauro , management , whistleblower ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:08am EST
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For Some Feds: a 1.7 Percent COLA

Most federal workers and most federal retirees didn't get a pay raise or a cost of living adjustment this year. But for a smaller group of retired feds, a 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment has just kicked in. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.

Tags: Mike Causey , COLA

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 04:00am EST

USPS shrinks workforce, changes pension

Patrick Donahoe became the 73rd Postmaster General Friday, assuming control of the Postal Service in the midst of a fiscal crisis. Donahoe said USPS will reduce its workforce by another 7,500 people in 2011. Still, he's optimistic about the future. In the short term, however, the reality is that postal workers are likely to suffer while the agency tries to balance its books.

Tags: management , pay freeze , USPS , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , POST Act , Meg Beasley

Monday - 01/17/2011, 07:03am EST
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Happy Holiday (you need it)

If you are working today, thanks for being there. We are too. And we like the company. Especially yours. If you are off, that's even better. Get some rest or go spend some money somewhere. We'll resume the (mostly) bad news tomorrow but for today kick back, relax and check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: Mike Causey , MLK holiday

Monday - 01/17/2011, 04:00am EST

Causey on the likelihood of a federal furlough

WFED's Mike Causey responds to the introduction of a bill that mandates two weeks of furlough for federal employees.

Tags: Mike Coffman , furlough , Mike Causey , Dorobek Insider , congress , pay debate

Friday - 01/14/2011, 05:40pm EST
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