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Studies 'prove' feds are either overpaid or underpaid

What would happen if you put six people in a dark room with an elephant, a rhino and a giant squid and gave them 30 seconds to describe what they discovered? Odds are, the survivors would give widely varying accounts, which may explain those studies showing you are both overpaid and underpaid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , GAO ,

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

DoD, VA encouraged to do more for returning soldiers

The secretaries of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified about how the two agencies are collaborating to make it easier for military members to return to civilian life. Members of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs House committees questioned them about various programs designed to help the process.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Leon Panetta , Eric Shinseki , Jeff Miller , Bob Filner , Transition Assistance Program , electronic health records , management , Esther Carey

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:22am EDT
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VIDEO: Blind NIH employees form own resource-sharing group

The 3 Blind Mice started with three blind employees at NIH and has now grown to nearly 50. The group aims to increase awareness about blindness and low vision.

Tags: Teresa Shea , Chris Booher , 3 Blind Mice , disabilities hiring , NIH

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:13pm EDT

OPM wants to hear from agencies facing pay adjustment rates

OPM has requested agencies review their pay scales and decide whether to make adjustments for fiscal 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , OPM , locality pay , pay rate , John Berry , Taeja Smith

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:24pm EDT

State's lack of middle managers risks diplomacy

The State Department has a gap in its work force. It has too few experienced, mid-level career foreign service employees. It's the result of several factors...and it's a serious problem.

Tags: GAO , State Departement , Federal Drive , Afghanistan , Iraq , Pakistan , budget

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 01:25pm EDT
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It's a bird, it's a plane ... Nope, it's a bird

The long-predicted retirement tsunami may or may not be out there. But if you are even thinking about retiring, you should assume the worst and protect yourself with a financial life-jacket That, or prepare for a long time underwater, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , retention , retirement tsunami

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Coose: Cyber evolution, gains at DHS will continue despite loss of top leadership

Matt Coose left government after more than 20 years. In his final position as director of the Federal Network Service at DHS, he said the agency's cyber capabilities matured. And agency focus on securing federal networks has never been better.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Matt Coose , DHS , FISMA , Continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:31am EDT
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Federal pay statistics are easily manipulated, GAO reports

The Government Accountability Office looked at six studies about federal pay and found that the different approaches taken in each made their findings potentially problematic.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , POGO , Scott Amey , Keith BieryGolick , CBO

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:25am EDT

How managers can salvage training during tight budgets

One of the first victims of the budget axe is often professional training, says Linda Petersen, a former longtime Office of Personnel Management official now with Graduate School USA. Petersen, who joined In Depth with Francis Rose said too often training, which carries long-term benefits is not viewed as being part of an agency's strategic vision.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Petersen , training , retention , management , best practices

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:37pm EDT
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Capitol Police ink up new restrictions on tattoos

Are tattoos a symbol of personal expression or are do they undermine public confidence when seen on the arms or legs of a police officer? Capitol Hill Police officials say yes and are cracking down on tattoos and a revised grooming policy would require officers to hide their art-covered arms and legs when on duty. But rank and file officers worry that the new rules are subjective and an over-reach.

Tags: Capitol Police , Tattoo , law enforcement officers

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 11:14am EDT
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