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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

Sequestration creeps outside the Beltway

Many of the sequestration-imposed dollar cuts have been aimed at federal workers. But that's changing. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are signs that government contractors and businesses that depend on the federal salary dollar are starting to feel the squeeze too. And not in places you would readily suspect.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration ,

Monday - 07/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Taking the pulse of performance in the federal government

Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute and John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, will discuss how to instill a culture of performance at your agency.
July 26, 2013

Tags: Performance and results , performance evaluation , performance improvement , Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Fed Talk , Jennifer Mattingley

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 12:27am EDT
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The ESGR and VA Accelerator programs

Ron Young, executive director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Accelerator, will discuss how their organizations are helping veterans when they return to or enter the civilian workforce.
July 26, 2013

Tags: veteran employment , veteran hiring , veteran-owned business , Ron Young , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , dispute resolution , National Guard and Reserves , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 07/26/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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Rep. Hank Johnson critical of federal employee furloughs - July 19th, 2013 and July 26, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., voices his concern about federal employee furloughs and the long-term consequences of sequestration. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel describes life as a correctional officer in the Bureau of Prisons while Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski discusses the consequences of furloughs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Hank Johnson , Jon Suminski

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 05:18pm EDT
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Summer of feds' discontent

Things have rarely been worse for members of the federal family, according to benefits expert John Grobe, of Federal Career Experts. The white-collar federal pay freeze is in its third year. The White House and GOP-led House of Representatives are seeing eye-to-eye on a number of changes in the federal benefits package that, if they become law, could cost you big bucks in the future.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , John Grobe , Federal Career Experts

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 02:00am EDT

EEOC cancels second phase of furloughs

After two weeks of deliberation and analysis of agency resources, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to cancel its second phase of furloughs.

Tags: EEOC , Jacqueline Berrien , Gabrielle Martin , AFGE , sequestration , Shefali Kapadia , furloughs , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:09pm EDT

Your hot co-workers: the naked truth

As the early heat wave continues in large sections of the nation, many federal workers are learning the naked truth about some of their very hot co-workers. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that in many cases, they don't like what they are seeing.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Friday - 07/26/2013, 02:00am EDT
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