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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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How to survive the market in 2011

What's up, what's down and where should our money be? We ask CFP Arthur Stein.

Tags: Federal Drive , investing , Arthur Stein

Friday - 01/14/2011, 11:56am EST
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NTEU discusses internship changes, collective bargaining

What comes next for the federal government's internship programs? Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, discusses the end of FCIP and the new Pathways Program.
January 14,2011

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , collective bargaining rights , internships , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , TSA , FCIP , Pathways Program

Friday - 01/14/2011, 12:40pm EST
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Die at Your Desk Club has Immediate Openings!

Thanks to congressional interest in federal retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says membership in the Die At Your Desk Club may soar. So what's the deal and what are the proposed changes?

Tags: Mike Causey , HR 235 , pay freeze , high 3

Friday - 01/14/2011, 04:00am EST

Inside Government - January 14th, 2011

Witold Skwierczynski
President, AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals
Joseph Riedel
Member, AFGE VA Local 2798
Tim McManus
Vice President of Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Tim McManus , Joseph Riedel , Witold Skwierczynski

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 08:43pm EST
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CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , DHS , CBP , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST

CBP to recompete $1 billion in contracts in 2011

The agency needs to lower IT contract costs to use money for staff and other mission-critical needs. Customs and Border Protection must deal with a several hundred million dollar technology budget cut while needing to update its infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Ken Ritchhart , DHS , CBP , IAC , technology services , spending cuts , performance-based contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:45am EST
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Read This, Save $146.4 Billion!

So how do you sell something to Congress and the public? You must make sure that the numbers you present look good...even if they don't make sense. Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is now in possession of the magic numbers formula and if you read today's column you can save yourself $124.6 billion.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal spending , furloughs , job cuts

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 04:00am EST

Bill changes life insurance payments to lump sum

Rep. Gerry Connolly's bill claims to increase transparency in life insurance payments.

Tags: Federal Life Insurance Transparency Act , life insurance , Gerry Connolly , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 02:41pm EST

Retiree groups wary of TRICARE proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said last week that he wants to increase health insurance premiums for working-age military retirees by a "modest" amount to take pressure off of DoD's ballooning health care budget. Groups that represent retirees say Gates' past proposals for TRICARE hikes have been anything but modest.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Robert Gates , budget , TRICARE , Military Officers Association of America , The Retired Enlisted Association , CSIS , Cathy Beasley , Deirdre Holleman , Maren Leed , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 01:51pm EST
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