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What's ahead for senior executives?

Senior Executives Association president Carol Bonosaro will discuss a new survey where government execs were asked their opinions on a wide variey of issues.
August 28, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , budget cuts , Senior Executives Assocation , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonosaro , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 08:03pm EDT
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Hagel talks sequestration and readiness

Secretary of State Chuck Hagel speaks to marines about the impact of sequestration on the military's readiness. Also, Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast discusses the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Chuck Hagel , Beth McGrath , Steven Kwast , DoD ,

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:19pm EDT
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A foursome you don't want?

Ever hear the old saying that bad things come in threes? It's been around a long time, and it often seems to work out that way. Bad news, bad weather, whatever. Unless you happen to work for the federal government, in which case, make that bad news comes as a foursome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to lead Pentagon's drive for efficiencies

Former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley has a new job: Help the Defense Department cut its headquarters budget by $40 billion over the next 10 years and streamline the Pentagon's organizational structure. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed in internal guidance Monday that Donley, who stepped down from the Air Force in June, would lead the efficiencies review.

Tags: DoD , budget , Michael Donley , Air Force , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel , efficiencies , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:48pm EDT

Fired, furloughed or locked out - what are the odds?

In some states, they used to let condemned prisoners choose their method of execution. That has mostly gone out of style. But here in Washington, politicians still give about-to-be-kicked federal workers some different options, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Such as furloughed, fired or locked out.

Tags: furloughs , workforce , Mike Causey , federal report

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Coffers nearly dry, FEEA says most furlough loans could end next week

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund says it won't be able to help out most furloughed federal employees beyond the end of the week because donations haven't kept up with the crush of applications from employees facing the forced time off.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , FEEA , Steve Bauer , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:41pm EDT
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How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Tags: furloughs , DoD , workforce , IRS , FAA , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Sequestration's effect on the Judiciary

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of how sequestration has affected the judicial branch, justice, and the rule of law.
August 23, 2013

Tags: workforce , DoD , furloughs , budget battle , Department of Justice , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Bryan Polisuk , Merit Systems Protection Board , Bruce Moyer , NAAUSA , Michael Nachmanoff , federal public defenders , Federal Public Defender in Virginia , Fed Talk , Federal Bar Association

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:38pm EDT
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Report: Thousands of DoD civilians could face layoffs in 2014

The Department of Defense may have to consider cutting thousands of civilians from its workforce if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014, according to a Pentagon planning document obtained by Bloomberg News. The workforce reductions would offset a projected $52 billion in automatic spending cuts.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , reduction in force , workforce , Marine Corps , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 01:22pm EDT

MSPB continues long slog through 30,000 furlough appeals

The majority of furlough-related appeals the Merit Systems Protection Board has received - 98 percent - have come from civilian employees of the Defense Department. Of the 30,000-plus furlough appeals, MSPB has entered more than 16,000 into its system. The agency says it expects to have most of the appeals docketed shortly after Labor Day.

Tags: MSPB , furloughs , DoD , Michael OConnell , workforce

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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