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2013 budget: Staffing levels remain mostly flat

The size of the federal workforce has been an issue of political discussion for the past couple years. But amid everything else in the official 2013 budget request unveiled Monday, the overall size of the federal government, in terms of staffing levels, will remain relatively constant.

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , White House , staffing cuts , management , hiring , retention , workforce cuts

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:07pm EST

First Lady urges states to help military spouses find jobs

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined with military leaders in urging states to make it easier for military spouses to find jobs when they move.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Michelle Obama , Federal Drive , hiring

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 08:54am EST

OPM defends yo-yo effect of pay, benefits proposals

Director John Berry said the proposition in the 2013 budget request to increase pay by 0.5 percent and increase the contributions employees pay to their retirement by 0.4 percent is "responsible" and "protects the benefit." OPM also would have to figure out how best to meet its mission with a flat budget next year. Berry said his top priority is reducing the backlog of retirement claims.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , John Berry , retirement contribution , pay raise , Congress , White House , Barack Obama , retirement claims processing , budget , rehired annuitants , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:37am EST
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Women more satisfied than men in federal jobs

Women, who made up 44 percent of the federal workforce in 2011, had a job satisfaction score of 67.1 on a scale of 100, compared with 66.4 for men, according to a Partnership for Public Service analysis of the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, administered by the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: management , gender gap , diversity , Partnership for Public Service , OPM

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 08:00pm EST

Federal unions claim sneak attack in unemployment insurance deal

Two federal unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, say lawmakers removed the increase in federal employee contributions from the payroll tax extension, but added it to the unemployment insurance extension, which is part of the overall deal. The unions say if the provision becomes law, feds would see a pay decrease while everyone else would see an increase.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , retirement contribution , NTEU , AFGE , John Gage , Dave Camp , Harry Reid , Colleen Kelley , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:55pm EST

Managing morale - lessons from OPM's John Berry

John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, offers his tips for managing the federal workforce during tough times.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , morale , Managing Morale

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal morale deeply impacted by pay freeze, 'fed bashing'

Federal managers and employees alike are suffering from low morale problems, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. The survey is part of our three-day special report, "Managing Morale."

Tags: morale , survey , management

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST
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What happens to feds if the the government downsizes?

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the size of the federal workforce and where, geographically, the workforce is situated.

Tags: hiring , retention , In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Shoop , Government Executive

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:06pm EST
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Updated: DoD to quadruple TRICARE fees for higher-earning retirees

The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , pay and benefits , retirement , TRICARE , acquisition workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies , DoD Update

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , reversibility , efficiencies , Budget Control Act , sequestration , strategic guidance , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , Jared Serbu , On DoD , retirement , TRICARE , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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