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GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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New policies to open up federal internship programs

The Office of Personnel Management is implementing a new law designed to bring structure to the confusing web of federal internship programs. Meanwhile, the agency is finalizing regulations for Pathways, President Barack Obama's attempt to streamline young candidates' entry into the federal workplace.

Tags: recruitment , hiring , internships , OPM , Rob Shriver , Pathways , Federal Internship Improvement Act , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:25pm EST

Interior employees can now access network on mobile devices

Interior Department launches new portal that allows employees to access the agency's internal network using their own mobile devices. Starting today, employees can use a tablet or smartphone to record time and attendance.

Tags: Andrew Jackson , Interior , mobility , accessibility , Federal Drive , technology , cybersecurity

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Senators take OPM to task over long wait for pensions

The Office of Personnel Management has a new strategy for tackling its backlog of 62,000 retirement applications. But, after 25 years of hearing such promises, lawmakers are skeptical. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Reform Subcommittee on Oversight brought agency director John Berry to Capitol Hill to explain why this strategy is different.

Tags: OPM , retirement , pay and benefits , technology , Congress , Senate , John Berry , Mark Warner , Daniel Akaka , GAO , Valerie Melvin , Patrick McFarland , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 01:51pm EST
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In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Keith Thurgood , Jack Stultz , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , National Defense Authorization Act , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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State, DoD establish personnel exchange program

Andrew Shapiro, the assistant Secretary of State for political and military affairs, explained the significance of the MOU.

Tags: Andrew Shapiro , State , DoD , collaboration , Federal Drive , Hillary Clinton , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 09:02am EST
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Long-term impact of 'Pay Interruptus'

Is a temporary pay freeze better than a permanent cut in your federal benefits package? Or are people ignoring the long-term effects of a "temporary" pay freeze, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal pay debate revolves around level of education

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a new CBO study on federal pay.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , CBO , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:40pm EST
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New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , acquisition , contracting , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive , veterans

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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Election-year survival kit for politicians

A number of self-proclaimed insiders, reporters, lobbyists, think tank residents and a select group of psychics think they know what what's going to be in the election-year survival kit for members of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... and they say you are not going to like it.

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

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 02:00am EST
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