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Flexible-retention adds new option to agencies' retirement toolkit

Senate amendment allows retiring federal employees to return to work on a part-time basis. Ron Sanders, senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton, says this provision allows retirees to pass along their institutional knowledge while continuing their civil service.

Tags: Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Baucus , flexible-retentioin , retirement , workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 12:16pm EDT
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Best time to retire: Not now!

The combination of buyouts, a surge in baby boomer retirements and a hostile Congress may make this the worst year, maybe ever, to consider retiring, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , hiring , Federal Report , buyouts , RIFs , OPM , retirement , NARFE

Friday - 03/09/2012, 02:00am EST

Work-life balance, job discrimination top of mind for military women

The Pentagon recently announced it would open up 14,000 combat positions to female troops. While women in uniform say the decision will lend "legitimacy" to the frontline roles they already fill, they say job discrimination pales in comparison to the difficulty of raising a family while serving.

Tags: diversity , DoD , Navy , William Gortney , In Depth , Emily Kopp , leadership , women , military , management , workforce , mothers , parent , work-life

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 08:45am EST
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Unofficial quotas: Fact or fiction

Is there a silent and invisible quota system operating in your agency? If so, it could be costing some of the government's best and brightest money and hurt their future job opportunities, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Moran crafting bill to shake up Senior Executive Service

The federal government's top career folks would have to move out of their "comfort zones," under a bill that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) plans to sponsor to overhaul the Senior Executive Service. A new report shows nearly half of federal senior executives have never changed positions, contrary to what lawmakers envisioned when they created the SES in 1978.

Tags: Congress , management , workforce , Jim Moran , SES , Partnership for Public Service , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , McKinsey & Company , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Everybody's got a price: What's yours?

They say that everybody's got a price, so what's yours? What would it take for Uncle Sam to convince you to retire? Because you may be facing that decision soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , buyouts , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Monday - 02/27/2012, 02:00am EST

USAID using childcare subsidy as another way to retain employees

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined more than 30 other agencies in offering a childcare subsidy for lower-income employees. The program has been shown to help retain employees for relatively little money but many agencies still do not offer it, said Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, which is managing the USAID program.

Tags: USAID , pay and benefits , workforce , Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund , Steve Bauer , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:10am EST
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GAO: DHS makes progress on retaining senior leaders

David Maurer, the director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the results of a recent report on turnover in the Homeland Security Department's senior ranks.

Tags: workforce , DHS , GAO , In Depth , Francis Rose , David Maurer

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:55pm EST
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2013 budget ups IRS funding, allows for staff increases

Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents some 84,000 IRS employees, told In Depth with Francis Rose the 2013 budget request would allow IRS staff levels to increase by about 4,000 positions.

Tags: workforce , hiring , Treasury , IRS , Colleen Kelley , budget , 2013 budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:00pm EST
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2013 budget: Staffing levels remain mostly flat

The size of the federal workforce has been an issue of political discussion for the past couple years. But amid everything else in the official 2013 budget request unveiled Monday, the overall size of the federal government, in terms of staffing levels, will remain relatively constant.

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , White House , workforce , staffing cuts , management , hiring , workforce cuts

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:07pm EST
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