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VA: Brush fire or forest fire?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is the ongoing VA scandal just a small brush fire, or is it likely to spread to other agencies, impacting bonuses and job security?

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

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:00am EDT

IG encourages USPS to follow private sector lead for benefit programs

The Postal Service Inspector General recommended that USPS make changes to its decades-old benefit programs that cost the agency millions.

Tags: management , USPS , oversight pay and benefits , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:11am EDT

Off with their heads ... Oh, and you too!

Regardless of how you feel about the VA scandal, it's probably going to get worse before it gets better and you, and especially your boss, have a major stake in the "solution" to the problem, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , VA

Monday - 06/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

Boko Haram, Benghazi, and the Mexican drug war

Mark Schroeder and Fred Burton from Stratfor, will give us an update on terrorist activities around the world, and the latest news on the Mexican drug war.
May 30, 2014

Tags: Boko Haram , Benghazi , Mexican drug war , Mark Schroeder , Fred Burton , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/30/2014, 08:11pm EDT
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CFPB, union go back to the drawing board on performance ratings

Following complaints of widespread discrimination, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is overhauling its system for evaluating employee performance. The financial watchdog's performance-appraisal system resulted in "systematically lower ratings" for black and Hispanic employees, employees over the age of 40, employees located in field offices and those employed at lower pay scales, according to report on the performance-appraisal system published by the agency earlier this month.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , CFPB , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , performance ratings

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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House bill cuts 'red tape' at VA, but at what cost?

On its surface, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 is simple, but its simplicity belies the risks it presents for VA employees, former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , House , Senior Executive Service , VA ,

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:57pm EDT

U.S. Cyber Command wants DISA to take greater role in DoD cyber defense

Under a construct that's still under discussion, the Defense Information Systems Agency would take charge of some portion of DoD's cyber defenses under a new Joint Force Headquarters.

Tags: DoD , DISA , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Rogers , Edward Cardon , AFCEA , cybersecurity , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:46am EDT
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Courageous leadership inspires former POW to overcome fear, lead others

The leadership displayed by his fellow prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp inspired the leadership lessons Lee Ellis teaches as part of his job as a leadership consultant.

Tags: Lee Ellis , leadership , Hanoi Hilton , Vietnam War , veterans , management , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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Survey reveals gaps in agency planning for next-generation workforce

Agencies are struggling to fill gaps in their succession-planning efforts, according to a new survey. Many of the HR professionals surveyed said their agencies aren't planning to invest in key succession-planning initiatives. And even where they are taking action, too many agency managers are taking a piecemeal, "siloed" approach, according to experts.

Tags: management , recruiting , succession planning , Cornerstone OnDemand , David Krieg , John Palguta , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 02:48pm EDT

Survey: Feds' satisfaction with TSP grows

Nearly nine out of 10 federal employees are satisfied with the Thrift Savings Plan, according to a new survey published by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which manages feds' 401(k)-style retirement accounts. Meanwhile, the TSP board is inching forward on a decision on whether to adopt a mutual-fund window.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , FRTIB , Kim Weaver , mutual fund window , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 04:50pm EDT
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