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Bill would mean 5 years without a bonus for delinquent feds

Three senators introduced a bill targeting federal employees who have engaged in misconduct, are not in good standing with their agency or have violated the law.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Kelly Ayotte , Claire McCaskill , Deb Fischer , management

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 02:26pm EDT

Rep. Chaffetz to try again to fire tax delinquent feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with "serious" tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Chaffetz , IRS , Mick Mulvaney , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , pay and benefits , Tax delinquency , Pat Roberts , David Rouzer , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 07:26am EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The IRS has stretched its budget enough to render furloughs unnecessary. That's according to Commissioner John Koskinen. He tells members of the House Appropriations Committee, the agency has made other tough choices, including freezing all hiring and overtime. Now he's asking Congress for a big boost next year. How'd that go over? Reporter Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , IRS , John Koskinen , furloughs ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:17am EDT
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Labor secretary says new overtime rules coming soon

Labor Secretary Tom Perez told Congress on Wednesday that his agency is still working on President Barack Obama's directive a year ago that the department come up with new rules to make more workers eligible for overtime pay for working beyond their scheduled hours.

Tags: Labor Department , Tom Perez , overtime , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 02:40am EDT

David Dye, Federal Human Capital Group, Deloitte

If you believe the surveys, employee engagement has been declining across the federal government for years. A recent Presidential Personnel memo makes the Senior Executive Service accountable for several agencies' employee engagement through the SES performance management system. So how do you go about increasing engagement? David Dye, a director in Deloitte's Federal Human Capital Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: David Dye , Deloitte , SES , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , management

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:36am EDT
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Congress' March Madness: Fed-focused bills might not make the Final Four

It's March Madness on Capitol Hill. In Depth host Francis Rose looks at four bills in Congress that are now vying for a shot at the Big Dance.

Tags: Congress , Francis Rose , In Depth , March Madness , Tom Rice , Bruce Westerman , Alan Grayson , Jessica Klement , John Fleming

Monday - 03/16/2015, 07:36am EDT

Shoop: High-level feds avoid candor, controversy in emails

About half of the federal workforce is uncomfortable using their work e-mails. A recent survey by Government Executive magazine says they don't like the idea the public can review their internal office communications. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Gov Exec. He discussed the results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth ,

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:20pm EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) represents about 300,000 federal employees. He launched a listening tour of sorts Friday, appearing at the Census Bureau offices in Suitland, Maryland, for a town hall event. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was in the audience. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ben Cardin , Senate , Census Bureau

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , COLA , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
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How many contractors does the government have?

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed that it didn't have any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government's contracted workforce. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says knowing that number might not matter too much to taxpayers in the long run.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , DHS , human capital , contracting , industry , management , commentary

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:31pm EDT
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