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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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Should we bring back the 'rule of three'?

Jeff Neal, former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal, asks whether hiring managers should use the "rule of three" when considering applications from disabled veterans.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , hiring , commentary , management

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:59am EDT
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Ebola and your job description

Over the coming weeks and months, many federal workers and military personnel will be involved in the fight to contain, then isolate and eliminate the disease. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what measures agencies will be taking to protect those workers.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , ICE , CBP , Ebola

Monday - 10/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

Religious services as a commodity?

Is the Army really conducting a reverse auction for Catholic priest services?

Tags: FedBizopps.gov , Army , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 05:55pm EDT

Cautious responders at Pentagon transport ill woman to area hospital

Arlington County officials have transported an ill woman found Friday in a Pentagon parking lot to a local Virginia hospital. According to a DoD spokesperson, the woman told first responders she had recently traveled to Africa.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon , emergency response ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 01:09pm EDT

Latest employee viewpoint survey shows dissatisfaction with VA's senior leaders

In an agency rocked by scandal and mismanagement, employees at the Veterans Affairs Department are becoming less pleased with their senior leaders. According to data from the Office of Personnel Management's 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey, only 37 percent of employees surveyed said they are satisfied with their senior leaders' policies and practices. The number is down from 40 percent in the 2013 survey.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Employee Viewpoint Survey , management , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 10/17/2014, 11:27am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A chief risk officer (CRO) may be the answer to how your agency manages risk. But whether or not your agency adds another to the growing list of chief this or that officers, the White House expects you to consider anything that may impede your mission success. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on why measuring and mitigating risk will be a bigger priority in the coming year.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Chief Risk Officer ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:40am EDT
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Stephen King, Director, Computer-Electronic Accommodations Program

The program billed as the world's largest provider of assistive technologies celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. The Computer-Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) has made technology like speech recognition software or pens that double as recording devices mainstays in offices devoted to helping people with disabilities. CAP Director Stephen King joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to give a progress report on how the program has helped thousands of wounded service members and disabled federal employees so far.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Stephen King , CAP , disabilities , technology

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 05:02pm EDT
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