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Pentagon orders new measures to combat sexual assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders seven reforms based on existing "best practices" inside and outside of DoD. Critics call the announcement a missed opportunity for more sweeping changes in the fight against military sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , court martial , Jessica Wright , Curtis Scaparrotti , Chuck Hagel , Barack Obama , Jackie Speier , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Illegal chicken skeletons: What's in your job description?

So what would you do if somebody gave you a gift of a pair of Chinese chicken skeletons? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Do you put them on the mantle, use them as a centerpiece or quietly re-gift? What Uncle Sam does is check them for bugs and return them to the sender.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Customs and Border Protection

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

FBI says it can't reinstate agent until 2015

A special agent won his discrimination lawsuit against the FBI but is struggling to get his job back.

Tags: Justin Slaby , FBI ,

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:31am EDT

OPM updates relocation, retention and recruitment regs

The final rule issued in Wednesday's Federal Register requires agencies to recertify recruitment incentives annually. Relocation and retention rules affecting federal employees have also been updated.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Federal Register , relocation, retention and recruitment bonuses , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 03:57pm EDT

Historic Congressional Cemetery enlists goats to clear grounds

For the first time, Eco-Goats will remove unwanted vegetation from a wooded area in the Historic Congressional Cemetery.

Tags: Historic Congressional Cemetery , Eco-Goats , Paul Williams , Brian Knox , Melissa Dawkins

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:15pm EDT

Army Corps of Engineers worries about a shrinking pool of talent

The Army Corps of Engineering is already having difficulty recruiting candidates for certain fields, and is convinced the problem will worsen unless STEM graduation rates increase.

Tags: DoD , Army , STEM , Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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View from the top: Not so hot

When it comes to salaries, federal executives are somewhere between Wall Street and Wal-Mart. But a new study shows that government execs are unhappy and worried about the future for themselves and their agencies, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , SES , pay & benefits

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 02:00am EDT
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MSPB delays processing DoD furlough appeals

Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.

Tags: MSPB , sequestration , furloughs , DoD , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Robert Hale , Michael OConnell , Merit Systems Protection Board

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 12:23pm EDT
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HUD drops last 2 furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency's alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.

Tags: HUD , sequestration , furloughs , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Michael OConnell , Maurice Jones

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Washington D.C.: Land of the Brie, Home of the Knave

People in Washington, D.C., aren't always the friendliest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Is that because the headquarters of most federal agencies are here? Is it because Congress is here? Did each state and each congressional district conspire to send us the 535 people they definitely don't want hanging around at home? (This column originally appeared July 8.)

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Washington, D.C.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 02:00am EDT
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