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USAID using childcare subsidy as another way to retain employees

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined more than 30 other agencies in offering a childcare subsidy for lower-income employees. The program has been shown to help retain employees for relatively little money but many agencies still do not offer it, said Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, which is managing the USAID program.

Tags: USAID , pay and benefits , retention , Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund , Steve Bauer , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:10am EST
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A double-header brain drain

Ever hear of a double-header brain drain? The government is losing two of its best to retirement this month. Odds are they've touched your life, whether you are in a federal agency or a foxhole 3,000 miles away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Tom Trabucco , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Penny Moran

Friday - 02/24/2012, 02:00am EST

Motivation in the workplace - it takes two to tango

Improving morale in the workplace isn't just a function of good management, it relies heavily on the employees as well, according to Paul Rowson, managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions. Rowson wrote the column as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Managing Morale.

Tags: Paul Rowson , Managing Morale , morale , best practices

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:08am EST
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USPS to shutter, consolidate more than half of mail-processing centers

The U.S. Postal Service recommends cutting its network of mail-processing centers in half, capping a five-month review of its facilities as part of a plan to restore it to financial stability. Of 264 facilities examined, 223 will be consolidated or closed. USPS officials projects the closures will affect 30,000 full-time employees.

Tags: USPS , budget , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 04:47pm EST

Outside experts see White House merger plan hitting choppy waters

There's waste and confusion among the six trade- and business-focused agencies that the White House wants to consolidate. That's the conclusion of four panelists who debated the merits of the proposed merger at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market Washington think tank. They disagreed, however, on the best solution.

Tags: management , SBA , Commerce , USTR , federal reorganization , consolidation , Chamber of Commerce , Center for American Progress , American Enterprise Institute , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:39pm EST
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Survey: Demand for cyber jobs still high, salaries rising

A survey by the information security certifying organization (ISC)2 found demand is high and salaries increasing for information security personnel.

Tags: (ISC)2 , Hord Tipton , technology , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 10:17am EST
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An inside look at CIA University

John Guyant, chief learning officer at CIA University, joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about the school's mission.
February 17, 2012(Encore presentation February 24, 2012)

Tags: CIA , CIA University , John Guyant , War on Terror , weapons of mass destruction , money laundering , terrorism , Iraq , Afghanistan , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 02/17/2012, 11:42pm EST
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Report: Attitudes about fairness in federal employment vary by gender, race

Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on diversity and what the results show by gender and race.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , Francis Rose , diversity

Friday - 02/17/2012, 06:23pm EST
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) addresses the dangers of cutting public services - February 17th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) appears along with AFGE National President John Gage from the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference in Washington, D.C. Cardin discusses the danger of cutting public services while Gage addresses the AFGE's 2012 legislative priorities. AFGE Department of Defense Local 2516 President Paul Ferris and Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights President and CEO Wade Henderson also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Wade Henderson , Paul Ferris , John Gage , Ben Cardin

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:53pm EST
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