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Lawmakers unveil Hatch Act update

A group of lawmakers has proposed an update to the law governing federal employees' political activity that would exempt some state and local employees and allow for a range of penalties other than automatic suspension for minor violations.

Tags: Joseph Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Mike Lee , Hatch Act , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , MSPB , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 09:39pm EST

GAO: DCMA hampered by contingency contracting, DCAA

The contract management agency has added staff in recent years and sought a pivot in strategy, the GAO found. But DCMA still faces issues, such as contingency contracting and its reliance on DCAA, that impact its ability to meet its mission, GAO's John Hutton said on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: DCMA , John Hutton , GAO , In Depth , DCAA , Contracting , acquisition , acquisition workforce , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:41pm EST
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TSP notes: TSP Roth launch 'on time'

Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the "three-legged stool" of federal retirement, the ballpark-estimate calculator and how it works.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Tom Trabucco , FRTIB , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/23/2012, 06:42pm EST
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America's most dangerous job: Civil servant?

What are the most dangerous jobs in America? Lumberjack, tuna fisherman or cab driver, right? How about VA nurse or Social Security clerk - maybe even your job at the IRS, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , MSPB , workplace violence

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

All feds wind up buried in limestone mine

No matter what your rank or job is or where you work, in the end you will wind up buried in a limestone mine in a remote corner of Pennsylvania, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And once you retire it could be a long time before you see your first full annuity payment. But things seem to be getting better.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , retirement , OPM , John Berry

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 02:00am EDT

Annual tribute to early civil servant

When Columbus "discovered" America (which was actually teeming with people) he was part government worker, part-contractor and his mission, at first, was a failure. So how come the holiday today?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Columbus Day

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:00am EDT

Influence of federal cyber workforce roadmap growing

Agencies and universities are refining job descriptions, revamping training and education programs and helping industry, academia and government to begin to reach consensus on the makeup of a modern-day cybersecurity workforce. The Office of Personnel Management also has made changes to personnel systems so that job descriptions map to the framework. The plan already has had in impact on cyber education at colleges and universities across the country.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , NSA , DISA , Peggy Maxon , Roger Greenwell , Charles Clancy , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Hume Center for National Security and Technology , Jared Serbu , INSA ,

Monday - 10/08/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Federal retirements continue to exceed expectations

For three months in a row, the number of federal retirements has exceeded what the Office of Personnel Management projected. OPM estimated it would receive 7,000 retirement claims in September. The actual number of claims the personnel agency received was 11,952.

Tags: OPM , retirement , annuity , Jolie Lee , pay and benefits

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:56am EDT

Improving leadership in the federal workforce

Tom Dugard from Affirmational Leadership Consulting and Kathie Lingle from WorldatWork will discuss the leadership qualities that federal managers should have.
October 5, 2012

Tags: leadership , federal managers , efficiency in government , conflict resolution , Debra Roth , Tom Dugard , Affirmational Leadership Consulting , Kathie Lingle , WorldatWork , federal workplace , Fed Talk

Friday - 10/05/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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What's a non-continuing relationship?

Happy New Fiscal Year! With it comes a new round of buyouts. The first out of the gate are the U.S. Postal Service and the Internal Revenue Service. But your agency may be next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits ,

Friday - 10/05/2012, 02:00am EDT
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