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DC loses 'Winter Weenie City' title

After years of suffering the slings and arrows of our fellow Americans, those of us who live and work in and around the Beltway can stand tall, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says: We are no longer the "Winter Weenie Capital" of the United States.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , snow days

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 02:00am EST

SES shakeup: Reform or hissing contest?

Would your life be better off if your top career boss had a little less job security? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Or would that put you between a political rock and a hard place?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , management , VA , SES , Carol Bonosaro , SEA

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:00am EST

House committee chairman wants VA middle managers held accountable

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is the author of new legislation that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs Department to fire its senior executives. Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, says the agency is too shy about cutting loose middle managers who are performing poorly.

Tags: VA , SES , management , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:44pm EST
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Federal managers: Forget everything you think you know about hiring

A recent report from the Merit Systems Protection Board reveals that cursory assessments of training and experience are often unreliable indicators of how employees will actually fare on the job. MPSB's John Ford tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what hiring managers can do to up their hiring game. Plus, Sam Davis, vice president of AMA Enterprise Government Solutions, discusses how hiring flexibilities will boost agencies' efforts to hire the long-term unemployed.

Tags: MSPB , John Ford , hiring , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , AMA Enterprise Government Solutions , Sam Davis , Jack Moore , best practices , management

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:19pm EST
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Behind the lies, damned lies and headlines about feds

Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says you shouldn't believe everything you read -- especially when it comes to federal employees.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , management ,

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:11pm EST

AP: Misconduct in Army forces more soldiers out

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that the number of officers who left the Army due to misconduct more than tripled in the past three years.

Tags: DoD , Army , misconduct

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:45pm EST

Federal agencies in DC area open Friday under 2-hour delayed arrival

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., region are open Friday, February 14, with a two-hour delayed arrival in effect. Employees also have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Tags: OPM , operating status ,

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 10:05pm EST

Teleworkers: Orphans of the storm

Do you envy your colleagues who telework from home no traffic, no hassle, even no clothes at times? Well, maybe you should consider what they are doing when you are permitted to stay home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , telework

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 02:00am EST

NTEU ad campaign spotlights work of federal employees

The National Treasury Employees Union has distributed copies of a new public-service announcement featuring NTEU members to 300 TV stations and 1,000 radio stations nationwide. The theme of NTEU's campaign is "They Work for US." In addition to the radio and TV ads, the effort includes a website, Facebook page and a social media push. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday announcing the campaign, NTEU President Colleen Kelley said the aim of the campaign is to change the conversation about federal employees.

Tags: NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 05:26pm EST

House bill would make it easier to fire senior execs at VA

The VA Management Accountability Act would give VA Secretary Eric Shinseki broad authority to remove Senior Executives Service (SES) members "if the secretary determines the performance of the individual warrants such removal," according to the bill. In addition to outright removal, the bill would allow the VA secretary to bump SES members down to the General Schedule at any grade level the secretary deems appropriate according to the bill.

Tags: VA , Jeff Miller , SES , management , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 01:22pm EST
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