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End of the world delayed?

Good news, bad news. The good news is that the end of the world in your case, maybe extended furloughs or even a layoff is likely to be extended. Things are currently scheduled to go boom early next January. But there are signs that Congress may delay the day of reckoning until March or April of 2013. Now your only worry is the Mayan calendar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal News Radio , pay and benefits , sequestration , budget , congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , Simpson-Bowles

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:00am EDT

George Clooney and us

You're a GS-13 male. You work for the Defense Department or the IRS in D.C., or Atlanta or Philadelphia. So what do you have in common with actor George Clooney that would make him jealous of you? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks he's found the answer, and its more than just your TSP plan.

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

Monday - 07/30/2012, 02:00am EDT

Agencies increase proportion of Hispanics in workforce

Hispanics accounted for more than eight in 100 civilian federal employees in 2011. The minority group also made gains in the Senior Executive Service and represented the third largest ethnic group in the federal government.

Tags: OPM , Hispanics , Hispanic hiring , hiring , retention , John Berry , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:47pm EDT

Protective intelligence

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at STRATOR, will talk about what can be done to prevent future acts of violence like the one that occurred at a movie theater in Aurora Colorado.
July 27, 2012

Tags: Fred Burton , Stratfor , protective intelligence , Colorado shooting , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 07/27/2012, 10:06pm EDT
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FEMA turns to data to fix employee morale problem

Last year, FEMA ranked 231 out of 241 agencies in the Best Places to Work rankings, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service. This year the agency took a deep-dive look at the Employee Viewpoint Survey data to help explain why workers are so unhappy.

Tags: FEMA , DHS , Carter Hewgley , data analysis , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Best Places to Work , management ,

Friday - 07/27/2012, 12:52pm EDT

DoD extends civilian hiring restrictions through 2018

Pentagon hiring freeze for civilian employees will last several more years, although Defense Department leaders say they'll grant exemptions to give the department flexibility.

Tags: DoD , GAO , congress , cybersecurity , Randy Forbes , Jay Aronowitz , Frederick Vollrath , Brenda Farrell , Jared Serbu , freeze , sequestration , budget

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:53am EDT
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Overpaid feds bite back

If one expert told you your house was overpriced by 58 percent and another said it was undervalued by 28 percent, you might want to get a third opinion. Maybe a fourth too. And that's the gap between experts trying to figure out the federal vs. industry pay gap, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 07/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

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
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