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President Kennedy's executive order granting federal bargaining rights remembered - January 20th, 2012 and January 27th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Metal Trades Department President Ron Ault celebrate the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 10988, which President John F. Kennedy signed to pave the way for collective bargaining rights for federal employees. AFGE 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman and Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Dwight Bowman , Jim Dean , Liz Shuler , Ron Ault

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 09:15pm EST
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DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , management , financial management , auditability , CFO , CFO Act , Robert Hale , Mike Conaway , Adam Smith , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Senior Executives Service , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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OPM: Fixing retirement backlog 'vitally important'

It's not the easiest time to tackle the growing backlog of retirement applications from federal employees. The Office of Personnel Management has received more than 15,000 new applications this month, which is more than double the normal load, said Retirement Services Director Ken Zawodny.

Tags: Ken Zawodny , OPM , pay and benefits , retirement , technology , Congress , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:49pm EST
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Washington freezes, San Diego sneezes

When there is a major weather event in the Washington, D.C., area, feds in other cities watch, in horror and/or amusement. Like Monday when OPM tested its brand-new foul weather policy, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , snow policy , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 02:00am EST

Agency CFOs feel strain of impending budget cuts

Agency chief financial officers and deputy CFOs said their top three priorities and challenges all revolve around improving how their agency manages spending, according to an exclusive online survey by Federal News Radio. Agencies expect the 2013 budget request to include significant cuts in across-the-board discretionary spending. CFOs and deputy CFOs also said they are concerned whether their workforces are adequately trained to meet the job's growing demands.

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , CFO Council , CFO survey , financial management , management , budget , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:45pm EST
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How can federal managers prepare workforce for potential reorganization?

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how federal managers can prepare themselves and their employees.

Tags: best practices , management , Commerce , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:59pm EST
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OPM to extend viewpoint survey to all feds

All federal employees will have the opportunity to participate in this year's Employee Viewpoint Survey. The Office of Personnel Management's annual survey of federal workers' opinions often is used to set administrative policies at agencies. In past years, only a third of the workforce had been asked to participate.

Tags: OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Emily Kopp , John Berry , management ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:14pm EST

Job bias claims at record level

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the most in its 46-year history. That's a slight increase over the previous year, which had 25 fewer complaints.

Tags: EEOC , discrimination , Ron Cooper

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:49am EST

Washington's weather wimps bite back

Monday's weather delay for the D.C. region has people in Chicago, Boston and Pittsburgh wondering why we are such weather wimps. But it may be their fault too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , OPM , OPM snow policy ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:00am EST

OPM online training course aims to make telework more accessible

The Office of Personnel Management has updated the telework training offered through Telework.gov. Agencies must provide telework training to employees who are able and willing to work outside the office before the two parties sign a telework agreement. The upgrades will allow agencies to track which employees use and complete the training, according to the memo.

Tags: telwork , Telework Enhancement Act , snow policy , OPM , John Berry , Emily Kopp , training

Monday - 01/23/2012, 04:05pm EST
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