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Purple state feds

If the political pros are correct, too-close-to- call states, like Virginia, Nevada, Florida and especially Ohio, will pick the winner in tomorrow's election. Although the swing states are very different in many ways, they each have a large percentage of well-paid, fully employed, well-educated likely voters: That would be you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , voting , 2012 election

Monday - 11/05/2012, 02:00am EST

I'd love to help, but I'm Hatched!

It's election day, and millions of federal and postal workers, like their neighbors, will go to the polls. the difference is that because of the Hatch (no politics) Act, there are things government employees cannot say, do or wear at least at the office. Some think that's unfair, while others are comfy under the Hatch Act blanket, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , 2012 election , Hatch Act

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Brenda O'Connor, senior vice president for Public Affairs at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, will talk about the assistance that's available for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
November 2, 2012

Tags: Hurricane Sandy , Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety , scams , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Brenda O

Friday - 11/02/2012, 10:21pm EDT
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How will recent legislative proposals affect federal officers and agents?

Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and Tony Vergnetti, president of Federal Employee Defense Services will update us on recent legislative work during lame duck session.
November 2, 2012

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , Tony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Debra Roth , The Officer Safety Act , James Zadroga , 9/11 health and compensation act , Electronic Communications Privacy Act , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/02/2012, 07:11pm EDT
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Army to rebalance workforce at expense of civilians, contractors

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service wants to bring more uniformed men and women into the institutional Army. He said they have relied too much on civilian employees and contractors over the last decade. Odierno said the Army also has to change the way it trains its leaders to be more adaptable.

Tags: DoD , Ray Odierno , Army , budget , personnel reductions , CSIS , total force policy , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/02/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Postal workers take 'extraordinary measures' to deliver mail after Sandy

Thousands of postal workers in New York and New Jersey are still doing their jobs in the face of flooding, power outages and fuel shortages after the superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast this week.

Tags: Maureen Marion , USPS , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/02/2012, 01:18pm EDT
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Hurricane holiday with Marlon Brando (?)

Birthday parties, prison visits or quality time with Marlon Brando reincarnated as a 23-pound cat. Those are just some of the ways Washington area feds spent their two-day Hurricane Sandy holiday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Sandy

Friday - 11/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

DoD should recruit from global STEM workforce, report says

The 18-month study found DoD is no longer the employer of choice for STEM workers, at a time it should be attracting a "high fraction of the highest-quality STEM workforce."

Tags: STEM , DoD , C.D. Mote , In Depth , recruitment , retention , technology

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:52pm EDT
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Napolitano wants NSA-like hiring authority for DHS cyber workforce

Senate version of the cyber legislation includes a provision to let the Homeland Security Department take specific steps to be more competitive in hiring cyber workers. Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS is in the midst of hiring hundreds, but could use many more.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano , DHS , hiring , hiring authorities , Washington Post Live , NSA , FBI

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 08:52pm EDT
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