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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Q&A with OPM: Retirement, benefits and employee morale

The Office of Personnel Management answers federal employees' questions about phased retirement, diversity, recruitment and training, morale, pay, and more.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , Katherine Archuleta , pay and benefits , retirement , exclusive , morale , diversity , SES

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 08:37am EDT

Wanted: The ideal federal IT manager

Four chief information officers list the qualities they'd like their IT managers to have, drawing upon both their experiences and imaginations.

Tags: technology , Richard McKinney , DoT , CIO , ACT-IAC , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:37pm EDT
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Shawn Moran, Vice President, National Border Patrol Council

Relief is coming to border patrol agents on the Mexican border. Congress is boosting spending for Customs and Border Protection to deal with unaccompanied minors. The agency will have the flexibility to hire more agents and staff at detention centers. Plus, the flood of illegal immigrants has slowed down, at least for now. Shawn Moran is vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. He gave Tom Temin an on-the-ground view of what's going on at the border on the Federal Drive.

Tags: CBP , DHS , Shawn Moran , National Border Patrol Council , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , hiring

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 11:44am EDT
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Lights out for your boss

Most members of Congress are not as cute as Bambi, but they do have some similarities to the four-footed animals that are overrunning the Capitol region, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Congress ,

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

What happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas!

Remember when conferences were fun-filled, let-it-all-hang-out events? Those good old days may be gone for good, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , GSA scandal , Jeff Neely , management , Shakeup at GSA

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces, not ‘exquisite stovepipes'

The leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says his job is not merely to build the cyber workforce, but to integrate that up-and-coming capability with the Army's existing signals and intelligence disciplines.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , technology , Internet , Cyber Center of Excellence , Fort Gordon , Stephen Fogarty , cyber corps , intelligence , DISA , management , budget

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

This week, the award for Federal Employee of the Year went to Dr. Rana Hajjeh for her contributions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her work with vaccines will save the lives of about 7 million children by 2020. The Service to America Medals gala on Monday also featured several young federal employees who might earn that honor for themselves one day. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He was at the Sammies Awards. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he sees some special potential from this year's finalists in the Call to Serve category.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , people , Sammies , HHS , CDC , Rana Hajjeh , Partnership for Public Service , Call to Serve , Tim McManus

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

The Office of Personnel Management has a list of 25 different conferences that comply with federal training regulations. Dan Waddell is director of government affairs for the cybersecurity non-profit (ISC)2. OPM just added their fourth annual Security Congress event to its list of approved conferences. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Waddell explained how the event got on the list.

Tags: OPM , In Depth , management , technology , cybersecurity , Francis Rose , Security Congress , Dan Waddell , ISC(2) , training

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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High-profile Marine Corps whistleblower's suit settled

Franz Gayl's seven-year Whistleblower Protection Act complaint case against the United States Marine Corps has come to an end. On top of preserving Gayl's position, the deal also appoints Gayl to a new team tasked with developing guidelines for whistleblower rights.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , MRAP , Franz Gayl , Whistleblower Protection Act , Government Accountability Project , whistleblowers ,

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 02:50pm EDT
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