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Sequestration slaps feds, punches contractors

For many federal workers, the threat of sequestration-triggered furloughs seems to be fading, at least a bit. But for some federal contractors, sequestration has meant layoffs, with perhaps more to come, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how's sequestration treating you?

Tags: acquisition , Mike Causey , sequestration , Federal Report , contractors , furloughs

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 02:00am EDT

Government needs senior execs willing to break agency mold, report says

The Obama administration has set its sights on more than a dozen national priorities, such as cybersecurity and energy efficiency, that cut across federal agency missions. But the government lacks a dedicated team of senior executives willing to break out of the agency mold to implement those goals, according to a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The author of the report, Bruce Barkley, told Federal News Radio his proposals for redesigning the Senior Executive Service.

Tags: management , SES , best practices , cross-agency goals , GPRA , Bruce Barkley , In Depth , Francis Rose , IBM Center for the Business of Government

Monday - 05/13/2013, 08:28pm EDT
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Hacked, fracked and back...

A funny thing happened on the way to work last week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. We got hacked but, as you can see, we are back. As setbacks often do, this one has made us smarter and stronger. Glad to be back.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 02:00am EDT

Retire?! Are you nuts?

Thinking of retiring within the next 12 to 18 months? Tired of traffic, being beaten up by politicians and facing a furlough? And who knows when the current three-year pay freeze will ever end? So call it a day, right? Put in your papers and everything will be okay, correct? Wrong, wrong wrong. Are you nuts? Retiring is not the answer for everyone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 05/10/2013, 02:00pm EDT

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.
May 10, 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 - 05/10/2013, 10:17pm EDT
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National Police Week

Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcemetn Officers Memorial Fund, joins host Bill Bransford to talk about this year's National Police Week event.
May 10, 2013

Tags: National Police Week 2012 , law enforcement , Bill Bransford , Craig Floyd , National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund , Fed Talk

Friday - 05/10/2013, 08:17pm EDT
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Video: Why we serve

Members of the federal workforce share their stories about public service in this new video from the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: video , OPM

Friday - 05/10/2013, 03:17am EDT

Watch out: Well-meaning, VIP zombies are stalking feds

Federal workers have dodged a lot of legislative bullets over the years. Plans to cut and save surface, then disappear. But there is one blueprint out there that has traction, and its No. 1 target is the federal retirement system, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Simpson-Bowles

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

USDA says furloughs not expected

Furloughs at the Agriculture Department are looking increasingly unlikely following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's request to shift funding and the department's ongoing efforts to find alternative cost savings. A USDA spokeswoman confirmed last week that the department wouldn't have to furlough employees in either the Farm Service Agency or the department's Rural Development division.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/06/2013, 03:57pm EDT

2013 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service named 31 individuals and teams as finalists for the 2013 Service to America Medals. The annual awards recognize outstanding work in public service.

Tags: Sammies 2013 , Partnership for Public Service , management , Public Service Recognition Week , awards , people , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/06/2013, 10:41am EDT
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