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What if these are the good old days?

Here's a horrible thought to start off your week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've had your pay frozen and maybe you have been furloughed with more mandatory time-outs to come. But what if these are the good old days right now? That it can't get any better than this...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Monday - 07/15/2013, 02:00am EDT
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New taskforce to help agencies use volunteers to meet goals

President Barack Obama announced a taskforce Monday to help agencies better utilize volunteers in achieving their missions. The Corporation for National and Community Service will lead the taskforce along with representatives from 18 federal agencies and organizations.

Tags: Barack Obama , CNCS , OPM , AmeriCorps , Wendy Spencer , management , Cogan Schneier , volunteerism

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:51pm EDT

Napolitano departure highlights gaps in DHS leadership

The leadership vacancy created by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation is the latest and greatest blow to a department where one-third of the heads of key agencies and divisions have been filled with acting officials or remained vacant for months. Napolitano's departure, slated for September, will create the 15th hole in the department's 45 leadership positions.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , leadership , people , management

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 08:56am EDT

OPM hopes cyber-job database will help agencies fill workforce gaps

As the cybersecurity workforce gets older and closer to retirement age, the Office of Personnel Management is trying to help agencies find new talent. It's creating a new database of cyber positions that it hopes will help agencies identify the cyber skill sets needed to meet their missions. The Obama administration has made reducing critical cyber workforce gaps one of its top "cross-agency" goals.

Tags: cybersecurity , hiring , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , CIO Council , CHCO Council , NICE , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:24pm EDT

Training Update: The FDR Conference

Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of the upcoming Federal Dispute Resolution Conference.
July 12, 2013

Tags: Federal Dispute Resolution Conference , civil rights , EEO , dispute resolution , labor relations , OSC , MSPB , OPM , FLRA , Bill Bransford , Dan Gephart , Joseph Swerdzewski , Barbara Haga , Roslyn Brown , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 07/12/2013, 11:23pm EDT
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The state of the federal job market

Lily Whiteman, author of "How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job" will discuss the job outlook in the federal government.
July 12, 2013

Tags: federal hiring , Lily Whiteman , How To Land A Top-Paying Federal Job , federal market , internship programs , sequestration , Pathways Program , government employees , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 07/12/2013, 10:17pm EDT
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OMG - it's TGIF & feds are LOL

Although its not the dreaded Friday the 13th, many feds - from Defense to the IRS are licking their financial wounds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. IRS employees had a furlough day last Friday. Defense folks began theirs on Monday. So what about a no-work-no-pay plan for Congress and the White House?

Tags: federal report , sequestration , furloughs , Mike Causey

Friday - 07/12/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Interior touts millennials as the key to diversity

The Department of the Interior is actively hiring young people in order to increase diversity within its ranks. At a recent event, Secretary Sally Jewell encouraged other agencies to adopt similar diversity initiatives.

Tags: diversity , millennials , DOI , Sally Jewell , PPS , Rhea Suh , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT

AFGE members continue to speak out against DoD furloughs - July 12, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Defense Conference Vice Chair Patty Viers and Marine Corps Council 240 President Brian Leonard discuss the impact of furloughs and how AFGE members can fight back. Members of AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2077 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan address the personal and professional toll of furloughs and sequestration while Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul makes the connection between U.S. manufacturing and national security.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Patty Viers , Brian Leonard , Phil Sassin , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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Food workers at Smithsonian strike over wages

Organizers say the workers plan to protest Thursday outside the National Air and Space Museum and march to the Smithsonian Castle.

Tags: Smithsonian , Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Friday - 07/12/2013, 08:53am EDT
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