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Uncle Sam's Morning After

Every time we have a snowstorm here in your very hilly nation's capital, survivors emerge the next morning with tales of the horror of their commute and the bravery they exhibited getting to and from work. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey examines the morning after.

Tags: Mike Causey , OPM , snow

Friday - 01/28/2011, 04:00am EST

OPM: Thundersnow, human nature created traffic mess

The speed of Wednesday's snowstorm and the fact that some federal employees didn't heed the two-hour dismissal collided to form a "perfect storm" of gridlock on the roads, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry tells Federal News Radio. Berry says he always makes decisions on the operating status of the government by considering the safety of federal employees and how to maintain operations of the federal government to the greatest extent possible.

Tags: Federal Drive , telework , snow , weather closings , OPM , John Berry , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 10:50am EST
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Study: National security needs overhaul

The Project on National Security Reform studied the human capital program for national security personnel - and found that it doesn't exist. The report's primary finding was that national security teams function in silos within each agency rather than collaborating across all agencies and levels of government.

Tags: management , hiring , national security personnel , PNSR , Nancy Bearg , William Navas, Geoff Davis , John Tierney , James Lochner , Meg Beasley , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:37pm EST
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Snowstorms Inspire Telework Talk

Every time it snows in Washington people in high places rediscover the joys of teleworking. So what are the odds you will be working from home in the next couple of years? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says don't sell your car just yet.

Tags: Mike Causey , telework

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 04:00am EST

Unions to try to turn tide of negativity against feds

Federal employee unions are preparing themselves for what could be a legislative battle over federal spending and job cuts. AFGE will lead a nationwide effort to change the conversation about the financial and social impact of federal employees. AFGE's president says verbal attacks against feds are the worst he's ever seen and he is disappointed that lawmakers aren't doing more to stop them.

Tags: President Obama , AFGE , NTEU , John Gage , Colleen Kelley , State of the Union , Meg Beasley ,

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 07:37pm EST

OPM moves into the next phase of hiring reform

Angela Bailey, the official leading the reform training teams, said phase one of the effort was successful. She plans to release new tools to help agencies even more.

Tags: management , hiring reform , Angela Bailey , OPM , Mobile Assistance Teams , Meg Beasley ,

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 08:09pm EST
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GSA honors cutting-edge federal buildings

Forget the OSCARS! The U.S. General Service Administration has recognized the best in public architecture and civilian federal workplaces at the 2010 GSA Design Awards. We get all the dish from Les Shepherd, GSA's Chief Architect.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , sustainability , GSA , Les Shepherd , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 11:02am EST
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New Congress: Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

If you are a vintage movie buff, especially of science fiction classics, you may understand why the membership and the rhetoric of the new Congress reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey of one of his boyhood favorites from Hollywood: The Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

Tags: Mike Causey , fed bashing , pay cut , pay freeze

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 04:00am EST

Introduction: The need for the next generation

The federal government faces a growing number of workers eligible for retirement. At the same time, agencies are seeing its newest workers leaving in the largest numbers. What are agencies doing to bring in the next generation of federal workers?

Tags: retirement , recruiting , retention , Partnership for Public Service , Jolie Lee , The Need for the Next Generation ,

Monday - 01/24/2011, 11:02am EST
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Retiring? To move or not to move?

Is it better to move or stay put after you retire? Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott discuss this issue with Dr. Michael Creedon a professor of Gerontology.
January 24, 2011

Tags: retirement , Michael Creedon , moving after retirement , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 01/24/2011, 01:39pm EST
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