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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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OPM, GSA combine forces for new take on training contract

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management sign an agreement to co-manage the new training and management assistance contract. GSA will handle the acquisition facets, and OPM will oversee requirements and services part of the contract that could be worth billions of dollars.

Tags: management , contracting , GSA , OPM , Dan Tangherlini , Katherine Archuleta , Joseph Kennedy , Training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 03:55am EDT
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What's the best age to leave government -- how about NEVER?

Are you part of the Botox Generation? Are you thinking about leaving your federal job because you are sick of being unappreciated, attacked and even furloughed? Before you do anything, remember the immortal words of the late, great comedian, Henny Youngman, when he was asked, "How's your wife?" Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

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

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

IRS tax dead beats ... maybe not so much!

Last week the headlines screamed, "IRS TAX DEADBEATS GETTING CASH AWARDS." What a story! What's not to like? Except maybe there is another side to the story, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 04/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

Help for veterans looking for work

Sandy Smith, transition services manager for the Arlington Employment Center in Arlington Virginia, will discuss what her organization is doing to help veterans enter the civilian job market.
April 25, 2014

Tags: veteran hiring , veteran employment , Sandy Smith , Arlington Employment Center , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 04/25/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Promoting public service

Tony Vergnetti hosts a roundtable discussion of the Public Employees Roundtable and Public Service Recognition Week.
April 25, 2014

Tags: Public Employees Roundtable , Public Service Recognition Week , Tony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Jenny Mattingley , Senior Executives Association , Robyn Kehoe , FEEA , Traci Dimartini , Chief Human Capital Officer Council , Fed Talk , Shaw Bransford and Roth

Friday - 04/25/2014, 05:11pm EDT
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Are you an optimist, pessimist or realist?

The latest IRS "scandal" and the pay gap between men and women in government present the perfect opportunity to find out whether you are an optimist or a pessimist, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 04/25/2014, 02:00am EDT
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