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Auditors find low enrollment in vets jobs program

Federal auditors say a job-training program designed to help veterans re-enter the workforce has more than 60,000 empty slots, left unfilled despite efforts to reduce the jobless rate among veterans.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , DoD ,

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 02:40am EDT

Gestures are great, but they aren't edible

Elected and appointed officials are exempt from sequestration-related furloughs. But now that President Barack Obama has voluntarily taken a 5 percent pay cut, odds are many of the people he appointed to their jobs will also follow suit. So what do rank-and-file federal employees think? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , furloughs , sequestration

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

GSA appeals MSPB's exoneration of Prouty

The agency also puts former Region 8 Commissioner of the Public Building Service on administrative leave until the MSPB Board makes a decision on the appeal.

Tags: GSA , Paul Prouty , Bill Bransford , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Never-gonna-happen furloughs happening

When sequestration was proposed, politicians said it would never happen. It did. When it triggered furlough warnings, some said they would never take place. Except they are happening right now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , furloughs , sequestration

Monday - 04/15/2013, 02:00am EDT

Helping veteran owned businesses succeed

Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Business Accelerator, will talk about the program and what it hopes to accomplish.
April 12, 2013

Tags: veteran employment , veteran hiring , veteran-owned business , Department of Veteran Affairs , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , Derrick Dortch , sequestration , Fed Access

Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:38pm EDT
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Q&A with author John Maclean

Author John Maclean will discuss his latest book on the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California.
April 12, 2013

Tags: firefighter , wildfires , 2006 Esperanza Fire , John Maclean , Debra Roth , Tony Vergnetti , Fed Talk , US Forest Service

Friday - 04/12/2013, 11:02pm EDT
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Congress repeals STOCK Act reporting requirements for senior execs

Congress approved a bill Friday to eliminate expanded financial-disclosure reporting requirements for Senior Executive Service members, just days before the new requirements were to go into effect. Both the House and Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The expanded reporting requirements were set to go into effect Monday.

Tags: financial disclosure , SES , SEA , Sunlight Foundation , STOCK Act , Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore , management

Friday - 04/12/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Tough budget times lead to Golden Age for the CFO

Federal finance may conjure up images of dull reports and boring people toiling away on spreadsheets. If that's what comes to mind, it may be time to revise your thinking. Doug Criscitello and Jeff Steinhoff, two former federal financial executives, spoke with Federal News Radio about the evolving workforce as part of our special report, Rise of the Money People.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , Doug Criscitello , Jeff Steinhoff , CFO , finance , financial management , Federal Drive , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:57pm EDT
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FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Berry's tenure marked by accomplishments but much work remains for next director

OPM Director John Berry will leave his position today after four years on the job. Federal News Radio surveyed federal HR experts to develop a list of Berry's accomplishments and a to-do list for the next OPM director.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , people

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:48am EDT
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