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For once, it's OK to watch the clock

Consider yourself on holiday, of sorts, for the next five weeks. Even if you've had your vacation or can't afford one the time between now and Labor Day should be more relaxed because Congress is gone. And that's good news for most feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Congress , pay and benefits

Friday - 08/01/2014, 06:27am EDT

OPM urges DC federal agencies to allow telework during US-Africa Leaders Summit

The Office of Personnel Management is recommending teleworking for agencies Aug. 4-6, to avoid road restrictions and delays caused by the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Due to the size of the event, OPM expects heavy traffic congestion in the city during the three days and suggests employees and agencies leaders prepare.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , telework , US-Africa Leaders Summit , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 03:55pm EDT

NASA, FDIC score high marks for leadership communication

When it comes to leadership communication, NASA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation rise to the top, according to a Partnership for Public Service analysis released Wednesday.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , NASA , FDIC , management , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 12:02pm EDT

National Security & Taxes: What's (not) In Your Wallet?

Money may be the root of all evil, but it's also a prime motivation for some turncoat federal employees, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Thursday - 07/31/2014, 06:27am EDT

Stan Soloway, President and CEO, Professional Services Council

A partially trained workforce working within a nearly impossible system is not a recipe for success. But that's how things are when it comes to federal acquisition, according to the Professional Services Council. The industry group has sent Congress a long list of recommendations to make procurement faster and more competitive. Council President Stan Soloway joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the study got started.

Tags: Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , acquisition , Congress

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 10:14pm EDT
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Kardashian to head the IRS; Federline succeeds Kerry at State Department

What if Kim Kardashian took over at the IRS, or Brittany Spears' ex Kevin Federline succeeded John Kerry at the State Department. Would that get your attention?

Tags: Kim Kardashian , Kevin Federline , Brittany Spears , Ryan Seacrest , Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/25/2014, 05:39am EDT

SES: Sacrificial lambs or sacred cows?

Before political correctness took hold, the definition of "mixed emotions" was a man watching his brand new Cadillac hurtle off a cliff with his mother-in-law at the steering wheel. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says SESers may be soon experiencing similar mixed emotions.

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Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 05:00am EDT

SES reform: Is it about improving accountability or just plain politics?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Senior Executive Service Accountability Act that, if approved by the full House, the Senate and the President, would significantly change conditions of employment for members of the Senior Executive Service. But, is it a good bill, asks former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , SES , management ,

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 02:24am EDT

Shutdown: Not Again!

Worried about a repeat of last year's government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells us whether there's another October surprise in your future.

Tags: Mike Causey , shutdown , Congress , budget , sequestration

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Grants to be awarded for job-driven training initiatives

Agencies have until Oct. 1 to make competitive employment training grants more job-driven, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget. This follows the push from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for agency training programs to focus on connecting employees to the right jobs.

Tags: management , OMB , Joe Biden , Barack Obama , training , Stephanie Wasko , job training

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:01am EDT
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