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Feds Sleeping on the Job

With Congress about to consider a federal pay freeze, furloughs and maybe even RIFs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has produced the icing on the cake. He found a federal worker who admits he slept on the job during last winter's 31-inch snowstorm that all but shut DC down.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , furlough ,

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:00am EDT

GOP unveils 'Pledge to America'

The 21-page document calls for freezing government spending and replacing the president's heath care legislation with a scaled-back version.

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Thursday - 09/23/2010, 03:50pm EDT

Should feds work on Columbus Day?

How can government save money? For starters, Feds could work on Columbus Day, Sterling Whitehead write in the GovLoop blog.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , GovLoop , Sterling Whitehead , Columbus Day ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 04:13pm EDT

Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969

A report from Congressional Research Service reports on increases in federal pay and pension since 1969.

Tags: Congressional Research Service , pay and benefits , Social Security , COLA , pay raise , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider ,

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:31pm EDT

What does the most populous state think of the federal government?

A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California shows high distrust of both state and federal government.

Tags: Public Policy Institute of California , Sacramento Bee , Arnold Schwarzenegger , Barack Obama , Jerry Brown , Meg Whiteman , Barbara Boxer , Carly Fiorina , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 10/22/2010, 02:01pm EDT

Federal Reserve Bank pay soars

The Cato Institute states Fed employee compensation should be scrutinized.

Tags: Cato Institute , pay and benefits , Federal Reserve Bank , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 10/22/2010, 02:52pm EDT

Federal workers becoming a flash point in midterm elections

Last week Republicans proposed a hiring freezeof non-security federal workers. That's just the latest GOP effort to target federal workers' pay and hiring. So far these efforts haven't gone far, but that could change with a GOP takeover of Congress after the mid-term elections, The Washington Post reports.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Must Reads , federal pay , Pledge to America , hiring freeze , John Berry , OPM ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:23pm EDT

Feds Get Early, Extended Halloween

Halloween is still more than a week away, but for many federal and postal retirees, and retired feds, it started months ago and probably will continue through the end of this year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks about furloughs, a possible pay freeze and even layoffs.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , scapegoats ,

Friday - 10/22/2010, 04:00am EDT

Management tips if the furloughs hit the fan

How federal managers can prepare for furloughs, layoffs and hiring freezes from the Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , pay freeze , hiring freeze , management , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Suzanne Kubota ,

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:41am EDT

Layoffs/Furloughs: Conspiracy or Coincidence?

Is all this talk about about furloughs, a pay freeze and now layoffs serious stuff or is this a political pile-on that will go away after the election. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tests your conspiracy theory IQ.

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Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 04:00am EDT
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