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Author recounts forgotten history of how women broke government's glass ceilng

Lee Stout, the author of A Matter of Simple Justice: A Matter of Simple Justice: The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and a Few Good Women joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss how and when women started to become full members of the federal workforce.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Lee Stout , Richard Nixon , management , diversity

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:24pm EDT
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To avoid involuntary separations, Air Force to allow employees to fill buyout-created vacancies

As part of its third round of buyouts and early outs, the Air Force is allowing workers who may see their position go away be transferred to a buyout-created position.

Tags: Michelle LoweSolis , Air Force , budget , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:09pm EDT

'Mentoring is an interpersonal process,' expert says

Cary Kemp Larson, an organizational psychologist who helped develop a new mentoring program at the National Science Foundation, talks to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about successful mentoring.

Tags: Cary Kemp Larson , National Science Foundation , mentoring , training , Federal Drive , management

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:50am EDT
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Online tool lets VA employees conceive career paths

John Sepulveda, the Veterans Affairs Department assistant secretary for human resources and administration, said the portal lets employees assess their skill gaps and create a plan to move up the career ladder. HUD and DLA also have initiatives to create high performing employees and organizations.

Tags: VA , John Sepulveda , Defense Logistics Agency , Brad Bunn , HUD , Karen Newton Cole , retention , training , high performance organization , FedSMC Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:12am EDT
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USPS plans for workforce cuts as Senate expected to take up reform bill

This week the Senate is expected to take up legislation to reform the Postal Service. The bill could close post offices, end Saturday deliveries and return funds the Postal Service as pre-paid for retiree health benefits. USPS already has started considering how it would operate with a slimmed-down workforce.

Tags: USPS , Tony Vegliante , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:05am EDT
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Despite tight budgets, government still needs to hire, expert says

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Koppabout what the hot hiring areas are and how agencies are trying to connect the right people with the right opportunities.

Tags: John Palguta , hiring , Partnership for Pubic Service , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 11:02am EDT
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Congress returns to packed budget agenda, tight deadlines

Congress returns to session this week with a few short months to reach a budget resolution for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and agree on how to avoid the automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next decade that will be triggered Jan. 2, 2013, under the Budget Control Act debt limit deal. But don't expect much to get accomplished before the election, say budget experts.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Julie Tagen , NARFE , Beth Moten , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Budget Control Act , sequestration , retirement , Robert Tobias , American University

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:10am EDT

Obama won't ban discrimination on gay contractors

The White House says President Barack Obama does not plan to issue a ban on discrimination against gay federal contractors sought by gay rights groups.

Tags: Barack Obama , gay rights , contracting , discrimination ,

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:37pm EDT

The worst year to retire?

The combination of buyouts, a surge in baby boomer retirements and a hostile Congress may make this the worst year, maybe ever, to consider retiring, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , Federal Report , OPM , buyouts , early retirements

Friday - 04/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bad news, worse news: Feast or famine

After two weeks of dining on GSA's fiasco in the desert, the fickle American public is looking for some juicy, replacement news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It may be something to do with the Kardashians ... or even the Pentagon.

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

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 02:00am EDT
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