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What I want to be when I grow up

Did you dream of being a doctor, astronaut or jockey when you grew up? Federal service may not have been your dream job when you were 9, guest columnist Nancy Crosby says, but that doesn't mean it can't be fulfilling or important.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 02:00am EST

Retirement - an opportunity to re-invent ourselves

Career transition coach Mike Townshend talks about retirement planning.

Tags: federal retirement , retirement planning , Bob Leins , Mike Townshend , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 12/22/2014, 10:00pm EST
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Paying for the next generation of federal managers

Following President Obama's announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service, Doug Criscitello, managing director at Grant Thornton, says SES pay limits have made it difficult to attract top-quality managers across government.

Tags: management , Doug Criscitello , Grant Thornton , SES , Barack Obama , workforce , Congress ,

Monday - 12/22/2014, 03:49am EST

Obama signs NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

President Barack Obama signed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Friday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , DoD , Barack Obama , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 12/22/2014, 05:00am EST

Obama approves retroactive mass-transit benefit for workers

President Obama signed a broad $41.6 billion program of tax breaks into law that will retroactively raise the monthly mass-transit subsidy to $250 per month for 2014. The extension of these tax breaks, however, will only last until the end of 2014.

Tags: Congress , House , House Ways and Means Committe , Dave Camp , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jory Heckman , mass-transit benefit , tax breaks , budget ,

Monday - 12/22/2014, 04:39am EST

Obama makes 2015 federal pay raise official

Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and members of the military, among other feds, will get a 1 percent pay raise in January. Late Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for the increases.

Tags: pay , pay raise , Barack Obama , GS schedule , military

Saturday - 12/20/2014, 03:00pm EST

Steve Kelman, professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Budget pressure is pushing the "pay for results" concept to a tipping point. That's what Steve Kelman sees, at least. He's professor of public management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and former Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the pay for results idea has been growing for a while, but now it's taking off.

Tags: Steve Kelman , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , In Depth , Francis Rose , pay for results ,

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:54pm EST
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Washington's secret (until now) shutdown squad

Who are the decision makers in Washington, D.C.? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not who you think.

Tags: Mike Causey , OPM , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce , closure policy , operating status

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:00am EST

Reaction to President Obama's meeting with the SES

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will give her thoughts on President Barack Obama's speech to members of the Senior Executives Service.
December 17, 2014

Tags: Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , President Barack Obama , SES reforms , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:13pm EST

Planning for several reasons

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein discusses year-end planning and benefit opportunities in 2015.
December 15, 2014

Tags: Bob Braunstein , NITP , financial planning , TSP , Roth TSP , RMD rule , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 12/15/2014, 09:25pm EST
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