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House bills slash federal workforce, start possible hiring freeze

A collection of new House bills aim to slash the federal workforce, let go of 120,000 civilian employees at the Pentagon and take back top secret security clearances for contractors in the intelligence community.

Tags: Congress , workforce reductions , Cynthia Lummis , Ken Calvert , J. David Cox , AFGE , DoD , REDUCE Act , Chris Van Hollen , Sheila Jackson Lee , Disclose Act , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:13pm EST

Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Tags: acquistion , Contracting , Industry , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Phil Kangas , Grant Thornton , LPTA , innovation , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , MSPB , Merit Promotion Program , hiring , DHS

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:04am EST

DoD intel chief Vickers gives cyber premier priority status

Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, said cybersecurity and terrorism are his top two short- and long-term concerns. He said protecting space-based systems is becoming more important than ever. Vickers also wants to continue to transform the military intelligence community to meet ever-changing threats.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Vickers , DoD , ODNI , insider threat , continuous evaluation , Atlantic Council , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:22am EST
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New sick leave plan may spotlight fed benefits

Many federal workers probably wonder what's the fuss about giving people seven days of sick leave per year. That's because Uncle Sam has long been ahead of his time when it comes to things like a generous leave package for workers, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , sick leave ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00am EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Management , technology , OMB , IT passback , budget , digital services , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

How are you spending your day?

Just because today is a holiday doesn't mean Uncle Sam has shut down. Far from it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Lots of people are in today either because they have to be (as in they are essential) or they want to be (as in dedicated). Either way, have a good day ...

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

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:00am EST

Trends in the clearance jobs market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community in 2015.
January 16, 2015

Tags: federal hiring , Security clearances , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 01/16/2015, 07:45pm EST
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Obama authorizes up to six weeks of paid parental leave for feds

President Barack Obama is signing a Presidential Memorandum today directing agencies to provide six weeks of advance sick leave for federal employees to care for their newborn child.

Tags: sick leave , Barack Obama , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J.David Cox , AFGE , Michael OConnell , pay and benefits

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:12pm EST

3.8 percent pay raise: Reality check!!!

A group of Democrats on Capitol Hill are proposing a 3.8 pay hike for federal employees. That's a good thing, right? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer is complicated.

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

Friday - 01/16/2015, 02:00am EST
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