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Face of Furloughs: DoD employee struggles to pay bills

Frances Smith, a civilian Defense Department employee, is having problems making ends meet after furloughs trimmed her paycheck. "I'm wondering now, next week, how I'm going to even pay for my groceries," she told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Frances Smith , furloughs , sequestration , DoD , Melissa Dawkins , Surviving Furloughs

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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Sen. Coburn to put hold on OPM director nominee

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said he wants an answer from Office of Personnel Management and the White House on how the Affordable Care Act will apply to lawmakers and their staff before moving forward with Katherine Archuleta's nomination to serve as OPM director.

Tags: people , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , John Thompson , Census , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 01:47pm EDT
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Hot town, summer in the city

What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

GAO advocates for a better-defined grants-management workforce

A new GAO report is recommending OMB be more specific in its guidance on grant management. The report said 5,100 employees are significantly involved in managing grants.

Tags: grants management , OMB , OPM , GAO , COFAR , HHS , management , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:29am EDT

Job hunting: What could go wrong?

If you are thinking about a new job or are advising a nonfed friend or relative how to join the G-club, here are some words of advice, courtesy of a long-time Federal Report reader.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , hiring

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD furloughs could cause FEEA loans to swell to record levels

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is receiving more requests for loans than ever before as weekly furloughs hit the Defense Department. Director Steve Bauer said the non-profit organization is doing everything it can to keep up.
July 24 & 30, 2013

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Surviving Furloughs , FEEA , Steve Bauer , DoD , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:47pm EDT
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Good bosses - worth their weight in gold!

At some point, usually early on, each new presidential administration learns a few things about the federal government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The end result? Reinventing the wheel every four to eight years.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: sequestration , Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , hiring , furloughs , Budget Control Act , budget , Michael OConnell , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

Agencies encouraged to spend more time on SAVE award ideas

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Friday telling agencies consider fewer ideas in their submissions for the SAVE awards program.

Tags: SAVE Awards , OMB , management , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:34pm EDT
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