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Surviving furlough pay cuts

Your stress level about the possibility of being furloughed probably depends on where you work, your length-of-service and how much cash you have in reserve for a rainy day. For long-time, comfortable feds, this is just a speed bump in the road, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for thousands of paycheck-to-paycheck employees, this is not a drill...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , furloughs , sequestration , FEEA

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

OPM Director John Berry to leave when term expires

The director of the Office of Personnel Management is limited to a four-year term under the law. Sources tell Federal News Radio, John Berry informed the CHCO Council he's not planning to stay on when his term expires later this month.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , people , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 11:52pm EDT

CBP postpones 60,000 furloughs, overtime cuts

In a reversal of course, U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says it is postponing employee furloughs and will continue to authorize overtime pay. The agency said it is "reevaluating" both the planned furloughs of its 60,000 employees and the elimination of administratively uncontrollable overtime, or AUO, because of new funding granted in the 2013 appropriations bill Congress passed last month.

Tags: CBP , sequestration , furloughs , Jack Moore ,

Monday - 04/01/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Sequestration and the clearance market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community, and how its being impacted by sequestration.
March 29, 2013

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , security clearances , budget battle , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 03/29/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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Congress urged to drop online financial reporting for senior execs

A new report says a law requiring the online posting of senior federal executives' financial information would likely impinge on employees' privacy and wouldn't do much to deter conflicts of interest. The National Academy of Public Administration was tasked by Congress with studying the STOCK Act short for "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge" in response to concerns about privacy and identify theft.

Tags: NAPA , STOCK Act , management , insider trading , financial disclosure , Congress , oversight , SES , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:37pm EDT
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Coburn calls on OPM to fire feds 'paid to do nothing'

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has written to Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, saying the office should take steps to offload federal workers and contractors who don't show up for work, aren't performing official duties or "are simply not working at all." In the letter, Coburn, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said doing so could prevent the need to furlough critical employees under sequestration.

Tags: Congress , Senate , OPM , Tom Coburn , John Berry , official time , standby pay , furloughs ,

Friday - 03/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

AFGE president continues sequestration fight on behalf of federal employees - March 29, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. details the union's continuing fight against sequestration on behalf of federal employees. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also discusses efforts to defeat privatization while AFGE National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran addresses sequestration's impact on border security.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox Sr. , Rick Bloomingdale , Shawn Moran

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 05:54pm EDT
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OPM searches for candid answers from departing SES members

The Office of Personnel Management wants more information on why members of the Senior Executive Service are leaving their jobs. It's hoping a new exit survey being distributed to departing SES employees will help agencies improve their retention, recruitment and succession planning efforts. OPM said it wants employees to be as candid as possible with their answers to the anonymous survey.

Tags: SES , OPM , survey , retention , succession planning

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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DoD releases more details on revised furlough timeline

Furlough notices will now be sent to employees in early May. Actual furloughs will begin in mid-to-late June, placing most Defense civilians on unpaid leave roughly one day per week for the final seven pay periods of the fiscal year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , furloughs

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:22am EDT
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