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Fortunate feds: Job stability, retirement and health benefits

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey once again turns over to longtime reader, Dennis S., who spent a long time with Uncle Sam and a lot of time in the private sector. He says both the government and the private sector have their upsides and downsides. But he thinks its important to appreciate what you've got and live in the moment.

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

Monday - 07/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bill aims to reform Senior Executive Service

Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the SES Reform Act of 2012 today. Among other things, the bill would raise the salary of some SES personnel.

Tags: Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Federal Drive , management ,

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 11:08am EDT

CHCO recommends employee-sharing as budget salve

Managers should consider allowing employees to solve problems in other parts of government. Doing so is an effective way for agencies to improve workers' skillsets and maximize resources, said retiring Energy Department HR chief Mike Kane.

Tags: Energy , Mke Kane , CHCO Council , budget , GEAR , management , hiring reform , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:44pm EDT
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Have you lost it yet?

Today's guest column is from Tony, an IRS employee in San Diego. He says he's loved his time with Uncle Sam, but because Congress is on the warpath against feds he can't wait to retire ... Sound familiar?

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

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 02:00am EDT

Way, way, way off the Beltway

Although its hard for some D.C. folks to believe, there is life "Beyond The Beltway." Sounds like a pretty good life at that. Check out this first hand report from revenue agent Linda Heeney in far off Montana.

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

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

NSA shares leadership secrets to mission success

Chris Inglis, the deputy director of the National Security Agency, said agencies need good managers and leaders, as well as employees with specific skill sets. He said NSA's balance between the three is helping it succeed at its core missions.

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Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:14am EDT
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Pathways offers departments access to fresh talent

New Pathways Program begins July 10, and officials hope it will open doors to bring in and train new talent for agencies. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, said that departments should take advantage of the opportunity to tailor-train potential employees to fit their long-term needs.

Tags: OPM , Pathways Program , Presidential Management Fellows Program , recruitment , hiring , internships , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 05:27am EDT
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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
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