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Is a government job real work?

Is having a government job the same as real work on the outside? Some folks think Uncle Sam is a soft touch, so we checked with a fed who's also spent time in the private sector. He says working outside the government is very much like working inside. Check out his report...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

Agencies rethink business as usual in face of budget, workforce challenges

In the face of decreasing resources and increasing workloads, agencies are searching for ways to become more efficient. John Palguta, vice president for policy at Partnership for Public Service, said agencies should consider utilizing tools developed by others. Steve Lenkart, executive director and chief operating officer at the Merit Systems Protection Board, said agencies can structure procedures to manage risks of uncertainty.

Tags: budget , best practices , MSPB , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , In Depth , Esther Carey , John Palguta , Steve Lenkart

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:55pm EDT

What makes feds tick?

Did you ever wonder what makes feds tick? You may have yourself figured out, but what about your coworkers and feds in other agencies? Starting today we may get some real insights, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Diversity in the SES

Host Bill Bransford moderates a roundtable discussion of how the Senior Executive Service is doing in developing diversity plans.
June 22, 2012

Tags: hiring , diversity , Bill Bransford , William Brown , African American Federal Executives Association , Tommy Hwang , Asian American Government Executive Network , Veronica Villalobos , Office of Diversity and Inclusion , OPM , Senior Executives Service , Fed Talk

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:56pm EDT
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Border security

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at STRATFOR will talk about U.S. border protection efforts.
June 22, 2012(Encore presentation June 29, 2012)

Tags: Border Patrol , border security , Mexican drug cartels , Mexican border , Fred Burton , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:26pm EDT
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The Friday-faithful feds

Federal offices are wastelands in Fridays in summer, right? Wrong. Turns out Friday is business as usual and some folks find it the most productive day of the week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we've got the emails to prove it.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 06/22/2012, 02:00am EDT

Connolly highlights value of public service - June15, 2012 and June 22, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., discusses the value of public service while OurFuture.org Executive Editor Isaiah J. Poole previews the Take Back the American Dream Conference June 18 - 20. Hooks Book Events President Perry Hooks and Steve Shapiro, author of "Best Practices are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition," also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Isaiah J. Poole , Gerry Connolly , Perry Hooks , Steve Shapiro ,

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:11pm EDT
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Millionaires tighten (money) belts

Members of Congress, nervous about the economy and the upcoming November elections, have volunteered to tighten their own money belts. But in the process they may have turned thousands of top-paid federal workers into identify-theft targets, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , management , Congress , SEA , STOCK Act

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

Plan B for feds

What would you do if something or somebody shut down the electrical grid? Does your agency (and do you) have a Plan B? What if there were no computers or cell phones? How would, how could you do your job. Or could you? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more ...

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

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Military reexamines professional development after 10 years of war

DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers' "fires lit" once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.

Tags: DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , management , personnel , Army , Government Executive , Jared Serbu , training , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:11am EDT
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