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Living on 1/3 of your income

Thinking about retiring in the next couple of years? Well, here's something to think about, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says: How long and how well could you live if your income was cut by more than 60 percent for months at a time?

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Monday - 03/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

Air Force to offer 3rd round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force is hoping the third time will be the charm in its efforts to trim its civilian workforce, announcing Friday a third round of buyouts and early retirements. The service plans to begin offering Voluntary Early Retirements and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments beginning May 1. Applications will be due by May 14 and those approved will need to leave federal service by Aug. 31.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Sharon Dunbar , pay and benefits , buyouts , early retirements , VSIP , VERA

Friday - 03/23/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Equal employment opportunites in government

Dexter Brooks and Jo Linda Johnson from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Doug Gentile from the Association of Federal External Civil Rights Specialists and Officers, will discuss some of the EEO issues they are currently working on.
March 23, 2012

Tags: Fed Talk , hiring , EEOC , Dexter Brooks , Jo Linda Johnson , Doug Gentile , Association of Federal External Civil Rights Specialists and Officers , Tony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Executive Leadership Conference , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:33pm EDT
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Mentoring event serves up career advice in a flash

Feds looking for career guidance and motivation are increasingly going outside of their agencies to find it. Employees from 20 agencies attended a recent "flash mentoring" session hosted by the Office of Personnel Management's HR University. More seasoned human resources professionals served as mentors.

Tags: CHCO Council , OPM , Kathryn Medina , mentoring , HR University , Gail Lovelace , GSA , John Berry , Stephanie Diamond , NASA , training , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/23/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Army systems leave soldiers vulnerable to late, inaccurate pay

The Government Accountability Office says that even while the Army has made some strides toward improving its pay practices, the service is a long way off from the kind of data integrity independent experts would need to see in order to green light the systems as audit-ready.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , management , financial management , audit readiness , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , pay and benefits , GAO , Asif Khan , Kirk Zechinni , IPPS-A , Jeanne Brooks , James Watkins , DFAS , DMDC , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37am EDT
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AFGE responds to House GOP 2013 budget proposal - March 23rd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the union's Public Policy Director Jacque Simon analyzes the House Republican 2013 budget proposal and the potential impact on federal workers and public services. AFGE 3rd District National Vice President Keith Hill then turns the focus to Transportation Security Officers and the challenges they face at the workplace. Lastly, SUNY at Stony Brook Center for Study of Working Class Life Director Michael Zweig details his book, "The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret."

Tags: Jacque Simon , Keith Hill , Michael Zweig , AFGE

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 07:47pm EDT
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EEOC: More diversity in senior executive diversity but no big changes

Minorities are getting more senior-level jobs in government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says its one of many changes in the federal workforce composition.

Tags: EEOC , Jamie Price , diversity , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:12am EDT
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Making love and buyouts the connection

So, what's the connection between making love and getting a buyout? Technique, frequency and careful preparation are central to both, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how did federal agencies score this year?

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

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Committee approves House budget plan

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican proposal that calls for shrinking U.S. deficits to $3.1 trillion over the coming decade. The budget bill also calls for a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce, an extension of the federal pay freeze and an increase of federal employees' contributions to their pension plans.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , House Budget Committee , retirement , Paul Ryan , DoD , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:44am EDT

Recruitment not a problem for Navy, Marine Corps

A decade of war has not deterred people from signing up to work for the Navy and Marine Corps. Juan Garcia, the Navy's assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, said retention rates are so high the agency has had to let some people go.

Tags: Juan Garcia , Navy , USMC , recruitment , retention ,

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 02:05am EDT
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