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NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , midterm elections , Barbara Comstock , Donald Beyer , Frank Wolf , James Moran , Eleanor Holmes Norton , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , Hal Rogers , Jory Heckman , management , budget

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 11:56am EST
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McDonald says ‘biggest reorganization of VA' to rebuild trust is underway

VA Secretary Bob McDonald said the new "Road to Veterans Day Action Review" released Thursday will help change the culture of the agency. The three-pronged strategy is part of McDonald's efforts during his first 100 days in office.

Tags: management , Veterans Affairs , Bob McDonald , whistleblower retaliation , Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:45am EST
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Government not yet brain-dead... but be patient!

The predicted "tsunami" of federal retirees may or may not come. Regardless, if you're planning to retire, you should still take steps to ensure financial security while your retirement is processed, says Federal News Radio's Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , retirement backlog , OPM , pay and benefits , Federal Report

Friday - 11/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Turbo-charged customer service and some more customized services may be available to Thrift Savings Plan investors in the future. Greg Long, the executive director of the TSP, says the TSP may provide these services -- since they see participants taking all their money out of their accounts when they retire. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Greg Long is most worried about.

Tags: Emily Kopp , TSP , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:50pm EST
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Surge of retirement claims hits OPM in October

After several months of a declining number of federal employees filing for retirement, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,300 more retirement claims than it expected to for the month of October.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:13pm EST

Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

The campaigning is done and the votes are in. Republicans will soon gain control of the Senate for the first time since 2007, and they've widened their lead in the House. So what can feds expect from their newly elected officials? Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share her perspective.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , Senate , House , election , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , NTEU , Congress

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 08:37am EST
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Andrew Ceresney, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Big changes continue at the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is deep into an investigation into whether Centers for Medicare and Medicaid employees leaked information to stock traders. At the same time, the agency is dealing with an uptick in its caseload over the last year to nearly 700 enforcement actions. Some experts say the numbers represent only a partial success because the SEC hasn't launched many blockbuster investigations. Andrew Ceresney, director of enforcement at the SEC, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive and explained the agency's priorities.

Tags: Andrew Ceresney , SEC , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , security , CMS ,

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 08:00am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies should expect more coordinated and aggressive oversight of government programs now that Republicans have the majority in both houses of Congress. That's one of several changes federal employees and contractors should expect with the turnover in the House and Senate. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis of what the election means for government management issues.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , contractors , management

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 09:20am EST
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EEOC's Jenny Yang aims to teach agencies the ABCs of hiring individuals with disabilities

Jenny Yang has been the EEOC's new chairwoman only for two months, but she's already outlined her overarching goal: to make it easier for agencies to hire employees with disabilities, and increase their overall number. Yang also used National Disability Employment Awareness Month to start immediately improving the hiring process.

Tags: Jenny Yang , EEOC , hiring , disability hiring , diversity , Emily Kopp , Matt Wingfield

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:35am EST
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Increasing building security may be a problem for FPS, GAO says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said he wants to increase security at federal buildings. But the FPS, the agency responsible for doing so, may not be up to the task. GAO's Mark Goldstein said the FPS has a number of long-standing problems to solve before it can adequately protect anyone.

Tags: building security , DHS , GAO , FPS , Mark Goldstein , federal buildings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jeh Johnson , Matt Wingfield , management , contracting

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:46pm EST
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