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Bonus holiday and a shutdown - one down one to go

Friday was a good day for feds. They found out they will receive a bonus holiday at Christmas. But will this week bring more holiday joy or will Scrooge show up in the form of a government shutdown, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , bonus holiday , Barack Obama

Monday - 12/08/2014, 02:00am EST

Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees deemed essential during the 2013 government shutdown will be receiving a legal notice if they are entitled to join a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the government. To win a settlement, the employee must join the class action suit. Heidi Burkiewicz is a partner with Mehri & Skalet, the law firm handling this case. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the lawsuit and what it means if you are classified as essential.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , pay and benefits , workforce , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 08:50am EST
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Columbus Day 2014: Remember where you were this time last year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey channels some government employees from 1492 -- namely, Christopher Columbus and the crews of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce ,

Monday - 10/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

It was just a year ago that feds were facing furloughs and worrying about a possible government shutdown. Things sure have changed, haven't they?

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , workforce , Mike Causey

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Jonathan Bell, Federal Employment Attorney

The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws. A federal judge ruled this week that the government failed to provide on-time pay to federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown. Federal Employment Attorney Jonathan Bell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the complaint.

Tags: Jonathan Bell , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , pay , labor laws , workforce

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:01pm EDT
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Shutdown: Not Again!

Worried about a repeat of last year's government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells us whether there's another October surprise in your future.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Congress , budget , sequestration

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Top federal IT stories of 2013 provide few surprises

Federal News Radio surveyed more than a dozen current and former federal officials about what technology and acquisition stories stood out last year.

Tags: technology , contracting , HealthCare.gov , FITARA , Edward Snowden , Stephen Lewis , Barack Obama , sequestration , OMB , mobility , PortfolioStat , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:59pm EST

An open letter to federal employees

"I certainly hope what happened to you never happens again," says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal in an open letter to feds. "If it does, maybe we would be better off if we really shut down the whole government when the money runs out. Open the borders, ground the airplanes. Bring the troops home. Let our fellow citizens see what would really happen if you were not on the job every day."

Tags: Jeff Neal , workforce , Congress , furloughs

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 01:52pm EDT
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