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CBO deficit report advises smaller fed workforce

In a new report on reducing the federal deficit, the Congressional Budget Office suggests that cutting 70,000 government jobs over the next decade and changing the math used for civilian and military pensions could save $100 billion.

Tags: CBO , deficit , pay and benefits , COLA , TSP , personnel , hiring , retirement , pensions , Federal Employees Comparability Act , budget , Jory Heckman , chained CPI

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 11:24am EST

Thank you, federal employees

It's Thanksgiving and everyone should remember to thank federal employees for all the work they do on our behalf, says Jeff Neal, founder of ChiefHRO.com.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS ,

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:29pm EST

OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , agile development , training , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , GSA , 18F , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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Petition for four-day Christmas weekend fails to get 100,000 signatures

With about 92,500 signatures, a petition to give federal employees a four-day weekend around Christmas came up just short of getting a response from the White House.

Tags: petition , Christmas , Shefali Kapadia ,

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:15am EST

Public interest watchdogs discuss agency watchdogs

Project on Government Oversight general counsel Scott Amey and Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project join host Debra Roth to talk about the inspector general community and the challenges IGs face in identifying fraud, waste, and abuse in the federal government.
November 21, 2014

Tags: inspectors general , Inspector General Act of 1978 , CIGIE , Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 , Scott Amey , POGO , Tom Devine , GAP , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 09:34pm EST
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The 100,000 Jobs Mission: Is it a success?

Maureen Casey with JP Morgan Chase and Company, and the Rand Corporation's Dr. Margaret Harrell, join host Derrick Dortch to talk about a new report that looks at lessons learned from a program that helps veterans find jobs in private sector.
November 21, 2014 (Encore presentation November 28, 2014)

Tags: Veterans hiring , veterans training , Maureen Casey , JP Morgan Chase , Margaret Harrell , RAND Corporation , 100,000 Jobs Mission , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , veterans

Friday - 11/21/2014, 07:56pm EST
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Aaron Raddock, Manager, Baker Tilly

Some vendors use the phrase "contractors as pinatas" to describe how they feel about the assortment of new rules and regulations coming from the Obama administration. Aaron Raddock, a manager in the government contractor advisory services practice at the consulting firm Baker Tilly, spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium to discuss how vendors can avoid the strike zone.

Tags: Aaron Raddock , Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP , Federal Drive , industry , Jason Miller , NCMA , regulations , contracting , acquisition

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:10am EST
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President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jeh Johnson , DHS , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Members of the Senior Executive Service have been invited to a meeting with President Barack Obama, or at least a few thousand of you. On the Federal Drive, Tom Temin discussed this and other developments this week with Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Barack Obama , personnel

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:35am EST
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Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States

Two Treasury agencies have managed to make big gains in hiring veterans. In 2014, half of new hires at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Mint were veterans. Now, veterans make up about one-third of employees at each of the two agencies. How'd they do it? Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States, shared details with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Rosie Rios , Bureau of Engraving and Printing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , hiring , veterans , Treasury Department

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:16am EST
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