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January jumpers: Why some feds are retiring now

When they take the plunge into retirement, about half of all federal and postal workers do it in December or January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So is that a quirk of the calendar, or something else.

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

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 02:00am EST

Survivor: Endangered feds

For most of 2011, it looked as if federal workers were about to be bent, folded, stapled or otherwise mutilated by politicians. After the dust settled, the government is still with us. How come?

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

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 02:00am EST

2011 Buyout Guide

A list of federal agencies that considered or offered buyouts and early retirements in 2011.

Tags: buyouts , budget , management , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce reduction , VSIP , VERA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 02:19pm EDT

Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one

Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she's tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.

Tags: Carolyn Davis , Jason Miller , Federal Voices , HHS , FEMA , people

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Anti-fed sentiment likely to linger, but future not all doom and gloom

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, talks about the top issues federal workers faced in 2011. Some were good and some were bad.

Tags: John Palguta , Federal Drive , Partnership for Pubic Service , shutdown , 2011 and Beyond , pay freeze ,

Friday - 12/23/2011, 12:15pm EST
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VA: Happy feds saved $200 million in turnover costs

The Department of Veterans Affairs avoided $200 million in turnover costs by investing in online training resources for employees, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda told Federal News Radio. He also explained how the VA plans to make veterans 40 percent of its workforce, weather the retirement tsunami and continue to be a federal leader on human capital issues in a wide-ranging interview.

Tags: John Sepulveda , CHCO Council , VA , pay and benefits , hiring , recruitment , retention , veterans , Disabled , Latino , Hispanic , employment , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/23/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Feds glad to bid adieu to 2011, but will 2012 be better?

Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp counts down the top federal workforce stories of 2011 and makes some predictions fo 2012.

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , Emily Kopp , pay and benefits , Congress , OPM , retirement , CHCO Council , USPS , buyouts

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:42pm EST

AFGE's strategy for 'good government' hinges on 2012 elections

With no end to lawmakers' fedbashing in sight, the American Federation of Government Employees is looking forward to 2012's presidential and Congressional elections. "Federal workers are a sane, responsible group of citizens. They vote in big numbers," AFGE President John Gage told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Gage , AFGE , unions , Labor , Congress , 2011 and Beyond , election

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:04pm EST
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PTO ends one fast-track approval program, extends another

As it prepares to implement the changes enacted by a sweeping patent reform bill, the Patent and Trademark Office is ending one of the temporary fast-track programs it created to clear out its backlog of patent applications. Another is being extended.

Tags: USPTO , patent reform , Terry Rae , green technology , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:29am EST
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Will agencies continue hiring reform progress in 2012?

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the progress agencies have made on federal hiring reform over the past two years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , hiring , OPM

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 06:51pm EST
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