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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

Labor's FECA benefits proposal gets push back from House

Members of the House have doubts about the Labor Department's proposal to set a uniform benefit rate for FECA beneficiaries. A GAO study found that such propositions will decrease benefits to injured workers with dependents. FECA benefits would also align more closely with Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) benefits once injured workers reach retirement age.

Tags: pay and benefits , workers compensation , retirement , FECA , DOL , GAO , George Miller , Gary Steinberg , Andrew Sherrill , Scott Szymendera , Melissa Dawkins , House Education and the Workforce Committee

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:56pm EDT

Cities offer to pony up for shorter customs lines

Customs and Border Protection says it will put more resources into border crossings and customs terminals if the local communities pay for it.

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Thursday - 07/11/2013, 08:23am EDT

Phased retirement: An ageless perk?

You don't have to be popping 50-plus vitamins or checking out the early-bird dinner special to be excited by the government's new phased retirement program, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It has some potential benefits for both beginning feds and people in mid-career too.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 02:00am EDT

Air Force pulls sexual assault prevention brochure

The Air Force has pulled a brochure circulated at a South Carolina base after a lawmaker complained about some objectionable advice to sexual assault victims.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Louise Slaughter , Jessica Wright , sexual assaults ,

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 02:52am EDT

OPM encouraging managers to prepare for post-DOMA benefit changes

The Supreme Court struck down parts of DOMA on June 26. Federal managers now must decide how to recognize legal same-sex marriages. Agencies also must update their enrollment systems to include same-sex spouses and their children.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , DOMA , benefits , Bruce Elliot , Society for Human Resources Management , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:41pm EDT

Vacationing politicians vs. furloughed feds

What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Washington D.C.: Land of the Brie, Home of the Knave

People in Washington, D.C., aren't always the friendliest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Is that because the headquarters of most federal agencies are here? Is it because Congress is here? Did each state and each congressional district conspire to send us the 535 people they definitely don't want hanging around at home?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Washington D.C.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 02:00am EDT
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