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The SBA's role in saving Detroit

Gerald Moore, Michigan district director for the Small Business Administration, will talk about the business climate in the city of Detroit and what the SBA is doing to help companies located there.
May 2, 2014

Tags: small businesses , Small business goals , Gerald Moore , Small Business Administration , Detroit economy , job creation , business growth , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:20pm EDT
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A buyout offer you cannot refuse!

They say everybody has a price, so what's yours? How much money would you have to have, in the form of a buyout, to retire? Would $50,000 do it? Go a little higher, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , buyouts

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

'Broken' pay system driving SES out of government

More than half of senior executives surveyed by the Senior Executives Association are reporting "low" or "very low" morale with their jobs. The problem lies with a pay-for-performance system where some supervisors make less money than the people they lead. Increasing numbers of senior executive service members are ready to leave the federal government altogether.

Tags: SES , SEA , Commerce , USDA , DoD , Best Places to Work , Partnership for Public Service , pay , Veterans Affairs , Interior Department , general schedule , Sean McCalley

Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Thunderclap helps launch Public Service Recognition Week

Those signing up to participate in the Thunderclap effort all send out tweets and Facebook messages at the same time recognizing the work of federal employees.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Thunderclap , social media , Sean McCalley

Friday - 05/02/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Alcohol key in military fight against sexual assault

The Pentagon has released its annual report on sexual assault. The report, which includes a multi-faceted strategy to prevent sexual assault, indicates that alcohol often plays a significant role in the commission of sexual assault. The report says alcohol impairs one's ability to identify a sexual assault threat and is sometimes used as a tool to reduce the victim's resistance or totally incapacitate a victim. The strategy against sexual assault includes five elements: prevention, investigation, accountability, advocacy and assessment of the program.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , prevention , alcohol , Sexual Assault Prevention and Response , Annual Report on Sexual Assault ,

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:00am EDT

Huge spike in reported military sexual assaults

Number of reported sexual assaults in the military rose 50 percent between 2012 and 2013. The Defense Department says it's confident the figure doesn't reflect more crimes, but that more victims are comfortable enough to come forward.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Chuck Hagel , Jeffrey Snow , Anu Bhagwati , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:56am EDT
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Is it your turn for a buyout?

Are you waiting for a buyout offer before you retire? Is your plan to work until you drop unless Uncle Sam shows you the money? If so, you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , buyouts

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

Fixing the federal hiring process: Deus ex machina

Many potential job-seekers give up on federal employment because the process is so daunting, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. But, does it have to be this way?

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , hiring ,

Monday - 04/28/2014, 03:32am EDT

DoD acquisition reform providing a few glimmers of progress

The 2009 reform aimed at ending the Pentagon's practice of overpromising the weapons systems it could deliver within the budgets it was asking for is showing signs of success. But DoD's acquisition chief says no amount of legislating will solve cost overruns.

Tags: DoD , Congress , GAO , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Michael Sullivan , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:50am EDT
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Understanding psychology of insider threats could stop the next one

Everyday behavior of your coworkers could be a sign of a looming insider attack. A new report explains what to watch out for and how agencies can try and predict the next threat.

Tags: insider threat , Deloitte , Michael Gelles , Energy Department , Sean McCalley , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/28/2014, 05:40pm EDT
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