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Under sequestration, IRS workforce declined by 6K

Under the squeeze of sequestration, the size of the Internal Revenue Service's workforce contracted by nearly 6,000 employees by the end of last year, according to new IRS data. At the end of fiscal 2013, the IRS workforce stood at 83,613 employees -- the fewest number in more than decade. That's also 5,938 fewer employees than the agency had on board at the end of fiscal 2012.

Tags: IRS , budget , John Koskinen , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:57pm EDT

Jeff Neal, senior vice president, ICF International

The 65-year-old pay system isn't cutting it with a younger workforce.

Tags: Jeff Neal , pay , In Depth , ICF International , General Schedule system , homeland security

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:12pm EDT
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Federal correctional employee charged in early release scheme

In our weekly Crime of the Week feature, Federal News Radio reports on a federal employee who is under investigation or charged with a crime.

Tags: people , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , FBI

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 02:13pm EDT

The crisis in Ukraine, the Mexican drug war, and Benghazi

Stratfor's Eugene Chausovsky and Fred Burton will talk about how U.S. foreign policy is being impacted by the crisis in the Ukraine, the drug war in Mexico, and the terror attacks in Benghazi.
March 21, 2014

Tags: Ukraine , Eugene Chausovsky , Fred Burton , Stratfor , drug war , Benghazi , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:02pm EDT
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Engagement & leadership development across the federal workforce

Fred Steckler, the CAO at the US. Patent and Trademark Office, discusses his agency's number one ranking in the latest Best Places to Work in Government survey, and Deloitte's David Dye and Katherine Ryan talk about employee management and how to engage the workforce.
March 21, 2014

Tags: management , USPTO , Fred Steckler , Best Places to Work in the Federal Government , David Dye , Katherine Ryan , Deloitte , telework , employee motivation , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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What are the most pressing workforce issues at your agency? MSPB wants to know

The Merit Systems Protection Board is updating its research agenda and wants your help in identifying federal workforce issues and policies to study. The agency says it wants to hear from federal employees, supervisors, unions and other groups on the issues they would like to see MSPB address in its research.

Tags: MSPB , management , best practices , Jack Moore

Friday - 03/21/2014, 12:19pm EDT

Unions hope new tools will help labor-management forums be more effective

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations is getting ready to launch new tools to help partnerships between agency management and federal-employee unions better measure their effectiveness. A handful of agencies are months late in compiling metrics on the use and effectiveness of the forums, according to a report presented at a meeting of the labor-management council Wednesday. Unions are frustrated with the haphazard data collection.

Tags: management , OPM , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Bill Dougan , NFFE , David Holway , NAGE , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Reforming the General Schedule does not have to mean pay for performance

Many smart, well-informed and thoughtful people assume that the only alternative to the General Schedule is pay for performance, but Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department disagrees.

Tags: performance reviews , General Service , management , commentary , Jeff Neal

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Agencies need to change tactics to attract younger workers

As the government looks to diversify its workforce with younger employees, a new study shows interest is high among college students. The challenge lies in positioning the government so the best and brightest will find those opportunities.

Tags: management , recruitment , Partnership for Public Service , Tim McManus , In Depth , Pathways Program , Jason Fornicola

Monday - 03/17/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Is discrimination to blame for employees' sinking satisfaction with training opportunities?

Budget cuts, alone, can't explain employees' sinking satisfaction with training, according to a new analysis prepared by the Tully Rinckey law firm in Washington, D.C., which specializes in federal employment law. As dissatisfaction with training opportunities has intensified in recent years, the number of Equal Employment Opportunity complaints alleging discrimination in training opportunities have also shot upwards, according to the firm's analysis.

Tags: training , Tully Rinckey , John Mahoney , management

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:47am EDT
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