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OMB, OPM tell agencies to take different approach on employee bonuses

The Obama administration trying a different tack on federal-employee bonuses and awards in fiscal 2014. A new directive from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management continues clear-cut spending caps on employee awards but won't outright ban them -- even if the across-the-board spending constraints, known as sequestration, continue.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , employee awards , bonuses , OPM , OMB , SES , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/04/2013, 11:23am EST

Vultures and 19th Century Civil Service Reform

Former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency shares a bit of the history of the civil service and how we got where we are today.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International

Friday - 11/01/2013, 12:51pm EDT

The end is near. Again.

It's almost the end of a very interesting year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thousands of federal workers were furloughed without pay for a few days, then forced to take 16 days off without pay. Meanwhile, a pay raise appears to have managed to sneak by Congress. So, are these really the good old days?

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

Monday - 11/04/2013, 02:00am EST

A BRAC update and more

Dr. Andrea Morris, BRAC Coordinator and Community Resilience director for Arlington County Virginia, will discuss how the county is being impacted by base closure and realignment, and what officials are doing to boost job growth in the area.
November 1, 2013 (Encore presentation November 8, 2013

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , BRAC Transition Center , Dr. Andrea Morris , federal hiring , disaster recovery , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 11/01/2013, 07:02pm EDT
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Open season for federal employees

Tony Vergnetti will host a roundtable discussion of open season and the options available for federal workers.
November 1, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , FEHBP , Anthony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Joan Melanson , long term care , Long Term Care Partners , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/01/2013, 08:50pm EDT
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Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

Tags: DHS , CBP , ICE , overtime

Friday - 11/01/2013, 01:18pm EDT

Union opposes effort to mandate cameras on Border Patrol agents - November 1, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran opposes a Customs and Border Protection proposal that would mandate the use of cameras in vehicles and on Border Patrol agents. Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Communications and Development Director Robyn Kehoe details FEEA's efforts to help federal employees furloughed due to sequestration and the government shutdown. AFGE TSA Local 556 President Don Thomas and DoD Local 2516 President Paul Ferris also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Robyn Kehoe , Shawn Moran , Don Thomas , Paul Ferris

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:06am EDT
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Air Force launches crowdsourcing-like approach to acquisition

Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, the director of contracting for the Air Force, said the new installation contracting agency stood up Oct. 1. She said the goal is to share acquisition resources to make up for the loss of 700 years of experience over the last year.

Tags: acquisition , Frank Kendall , DoD , Air Force , Wendy Masiello , Coalition for Government Procurement , Casey Blake , Tom Robinson , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 04:05am EDT
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Veterans make up growing share of federal workers

The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

Tags: DoD , VA , veterans , hiring

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:20pm EDT

Furlough fever: Sell low, buy high

If you are a federal worker, did you raid your retirement fund, or sell low and buy high during the government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Was it prudent or panic behavior to flee the stock market before and during the shutdown?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , TSP , government shutdown

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:00am EDT
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