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Tips for jumping into the SES pool

Kathryn Troutman spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about The New SES Application and the five areas federal employees looking to go into the SES should keep in mind.

Tags: Kathryn Troutman , SES , management , Federal Drive , job hunting

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:28am EST
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VA comes under fire for telework policy

AFGE has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to expand telework opportunities despite a new law designed to encourage the practice. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has demanded an explanation. Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda said managers aren't convinced that telework is good for the agency.

Tags: VA , John Sepulveda , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , management , CRS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:30am EST
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Federal Air Marshals claim unfair work environment

Government investigators have found some senior officials at the Federal Air Marshal service made fun of veterans, homosexuals and minorities, creating an "unpleasant work environment" at an agency.

Tags: TSA , air marshal , inspector general , Secret Service , management

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:33am EST

Congress and you what could possibly go wrong?

A federal worker, who boxed in college and the Army, says in the last two years he's gone from a happy-go-lucky fed to feeling like he's fighting two opponents and the referee, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. So can this get any worse? Short answer, maybe.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , House , Senate

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Lawmakers continue battle over federal retirement benefits

In the latest attempt to cut federal retirement benefits, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has reported out legislation that would make feds contribute more of their salaries to their pensions and end the FERS annuity supplement for people who retire before age 62.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Sepulveda , Veterans Affairs , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Dennis Ross , pay and benefits , NTEU , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CSRS , FERS , House

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 05:41am EST

Analysis: Pathways forces agencies to 'ramp up' recruitment

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, said the new regulations are an opportunity for agencies to "ramp up their game" when it comes to recruitment.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , hiring , OPM , Pathways Program , interns , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:56am EST
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Off with your wigs!

No matter what condition your hair is in, the vast majority of federal workers get a new wig every one, two or three years. But that may be about to change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , WIG , step increases , Dennis Ross , Martha Roby , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Senators ask OMB to intervene in retirement backlog

A new letter, signed by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calls on the Office of Management and Budget to take on the "urgent matter" of processing federal retirements. The letter comes a week after a Senate subcommittee hearing in which the Office of Personnel Management was taken to task for its handling of the longstanding backlog.

Tags: retirement , OPM , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , John Berry , Congress , Senate , retirement backlog

Monday - 02/06/2012, 07:06pm EST

Veteran strives to be 'part of something' in federal workforce

Andrew Goodrich, a ranger with the National Park Service, shares his story of being an injured Iraq War veteran finding a new home as a federal employee. He describes some of the challenges he faced and the accommodations his employers provided to to help him achieve success in the workplace.

Tags: Andrew Goodrich , NPS , Wounded Warrior Project , DoD , Operation: Warfighter , Veteran Affairs , hiring , Iraq , Marine Corps , PTSD , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:02am EST
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More than half of Air Force personnel cuts to come from National Guard

The Air Force plans to further reduce its ranks by 9,900 airmen as part of DoD's overall budget reductions. The personnel cuts tilt heavily toward the Air National Guard.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Air Force , Michael Donley , Norton Schwartz , National Guard , Guard and Reserve , strategic guidance , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:36am EST
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