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Uncle Sam: Eagle Scout or Charlie Sheen?

Are the recent GSA and Secret Service scandals the tip of the iceberg or just business as usual? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Is Uncle Sam, in reality, more like Charlie Sheen than an Eagle Scout?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , management , GSA , Secret Service

Friday - 05/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

The cup of indignation runneth over

A few party animals at the GSA and Secret Service have made life easier for late-night talk show hosts, commentators, and people and politicians who just don't like the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But the most angry, irate and stunned people are the 99.999 percent of feds who haven't done anything.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , GSA , Secret Service

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

TSP returns stall in April

Thrift Savings Plan figures, which had been in an upward climb, appear to have stalled in April, with seven of the 10 funds finishing in the red last month

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Scandals lay federal workforce bare

Citizens who follow the news — which is usually bad, and hence, news — must be thinking that feds are party animals, whether they are in Las Vegas or Colombia. But Uncle Sam has more than his share of good people, too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , GSA scandal , GSA , Secret Service

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Reports indicate federal workers' comp long overdue for update

The federal workers' compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program's lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program's benefit structure, which hasn't been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

Tags: Labor , pay and benefits , benefits , GAO , FECA , Congress , Andrew Sherrill , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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SESers recognized for leadership, results with Presidential Rank Awards

The White House honored 54 Senior Executive Service members for their work in 2011. Combined, the honorees saved or helped the government avoid spending $36 billion.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , management , Senior Executives Association , Karen Mills , SBA , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:25am EDT

This is not a drill!

After years of false alarms about benefit cuts and a brain drain, things are starting to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The federal retirement program may be the next casualty.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , retirement , Congress

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , hiring , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

OPM releases draft guide for competency-based job hiring

The Office of Personnel Management has released a draft version of a guide to using competency-based qualification standards, along with a new round of competency-based job requirements for certain clerical and administrative positions.

Tags: hiring , management , Kimberly Holden , competency-based standards

Monday - 04/30/2012, 05:54pm EDT
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