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The Friday-faithful feds

Federal offices are wastelands in Fridays in summer, right? Wrong. Turns out Friday is business as usual and some folks find it the most productive day of the week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we've got the emails to prove it.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 06/22/2012, 02:00am EDT

Connolly highlights value of public service - June15, 2012 and June 22, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., discusses the value of public service while OurFuture.org Executive Editor Isaiah J. Poole previews the Take Back the American Dream Conference June 18 - 20. Hooks Book Events President Perry Hooks and Steve Shapiro, author of "Best Practices are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition," also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Isaiah J. Poole , Gerry Connolly , Perry Hooks , Steve Shapiro ,

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:11pm EDT
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Millionaires tighten (money) belts

Members of Congress, nervous about the economy and the upcoming November elections, have volunteered to tighten their own money belts. But in the process they may have turned thousands of top-paid federal workers into identify-theft targets, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , management , Congress , SEA , STOCK Act

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

Plan B for feds

What would you do if something or somebody shut down the electrical grid? Does your agency (and do you) have a Plan B? What if there were no computers or cell phones? How would, how could you do your job. Or could you? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more ...

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Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Military reexamines professional development after 10 years of war

DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers' "fires lit" once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.

Tags: DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , management , personnel , Army , Government Executive , Jared Serbu , training , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:11am EDT
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Despite reform, federal hiring process could be simpler

Former FAA human resources assistant administrator Ventris Gibson said hiring reforms over the last two years have made the process better, but there still is room for improvement.

Tags: hiring reform , Ventris Gibson , KSA , Keith BieryGolick , FAA , Government Performance Summit

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:00pm EDT

Old job-related nightmares resurface

Which occupational group has the worst nightmares: alligator wrestlers or federal workers? Thw answer might surprise you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

USPS offers work option to retired postmasters

Part-time work will be available to postmasters eligible for optional retirement and those under the current Voluntary Early Retirement offering. Participation will not affect annuity payments.

Tags: USPS , retirement , pay and benefits , Esther Carey , phased retirements

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:24pm EDT

What causes 'leadership deficit' at agencies?

Two former federal human-capital experts joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a for a conversation about leadership and management at federal agencies: Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, now a senior vice president at ICF International; and Ron Sanders, the first CHCO of the Intelligence Community, who's now a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tags: management , best practices , leadership , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Jeff Neal , ICF International , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 06/18/2012, 07:06pm EDT
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The bad news/good news/OMG not-so-good news!

When somebody tells a fed they've got good news and bad news and which do they want first, there is no right answer. So what is it now. And what does it mean when the boss says to report to her office with a burlap sack and two mangoes?

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Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:00am EDT
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