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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

GSA: Thank you, thank you!

Members of Congress and media watchdogs are thoroughly outraged over GSA's meltdown in the Nevada desert. But those guardians of public morality and safety are also delighted at the foul-up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we love those YouTube videos too.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

IT executives see telework storm on the horizon

Forty-five percent of the IT executives polled in for the 2012-2013 Telework/Mobile IT Almanac expected to see an increase in part-time mobile workers over the next two years and 59 percent anticipated more regular teleworkers.

Tags: telework , mobility , Telework Exchange , Riverbed , Swish Data , IT , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:07am EDT
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GSA: Party animals or sacrificial lambs?

When your federal agency winds up as a top ten joke on the Jay Leno show, you know you are going to have some image problems for a long time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Take the General Services Administration ...

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , GSA , Shakeup at GSA

Monday - 04/09/2012, 02:00am EDT

Commerce renovation project called 'precedent setting'

The Commerce Department has big plans for its headquarters in downtown Washington, and it could lead a revolution in public-building planning.

Tags: Commerce , Bill Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , Federal Drive , renovations , Michael OConnell

Monday - 04/09/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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