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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

House Republicans back away from debt fight

Tags: Congress , House , debt limit , pension , DoD

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 09:18am EST

Replacing the General Schedule: Some facts

There are many good reasons why the general schedule must be reformed, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. Among them is the idea that all federal employees are either over or underpaid, that GS pay is truly based on labor costs by location, and that the GS system no longer covers most employees.

Tags: general schedule , pay , Jeff Neal

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:51am EST

AFGE leader vows fight over pay, retirement benefits

After playing defense for much of last year the largest federal-employee union is ready to play offense. American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox gave a fiery speech at the union's annual legislative and grassroots mobilization conference in Washington. Also addressing the AFGE crowd were lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , AFGE , J. David Cox , Chris Van Hollen , Tom Carper , Tom Cole , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:36am EST

OPM cancels $2B training RFP 15 months into the acquisition process

The Office of Personnel Management told contractors last week that the solicitation under the Customized Human Resources Solutions Services initiative would be withdrawn and a new one would be released in the coming months. OPM says the government's training and management assistance needs changed and the current RFP wouldn't meet them.

Tags: Customized Human Resources Solutions Services , contracting , industry , training , management assistance , bid protests , Jason Miller , OPM

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:52pm EST

Is this your up-or-out year?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is 2014 going to be your up-or-out year? Are you looking at retirement or prepping for a promotion?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement ,

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:00am EST

AFGE sees ranks swell after turbulent year

After a turbulent 2013 that saw sequestration budget cuts and a two-week government shutdown, the largest federal-employee union is hoping to flex more political muscle this year. The American Federation of Government Employees says union membership is at its highest level in decades.

Tags: AFGE , J. David Cox , Jack Moore , pay and benefits

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:36pm EST

Hot topics in federal law enforcement

FLEOA president Jon Adler joins FEDS president Anthony Vergnetti to talk about some of the issues currently affecting federal law enforcement officers.
February 7, 2014

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , Anthony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , federal law enforcement , Fed Talk , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Friday - 02/07/2014, 05:46pm EST
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