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The status of telework in the federal government

Jennifer Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the the status of telework in the federal government.
January 24, 2014

Tags: telework , OPM , Jennifer Mattingley , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Kate Lister , Global Work Analytics , Tyler Robinson , Young Government Leaders , Kimberly Wells , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 01/24/2014, 10:33pm EST
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NWS, union spar over agency vacancies

The National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) says the agency blamed lack of funds when it implemented a hiring freeze last March. But the union says NWS budget documents posted to its website show the agency actually ended fiscal 2013 with $125 million in unspent funds. NWS officials dispute the union's contentions that they agency left money on the table. The union's concerns over agency vacancies were the focus of recent arbitration hearings.

Tags: NOAA , NWS , NWSEO , hiring , budget ,

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:04pm EST
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Handling your polar vortex

If you can read this, it means you are alive, well and a survivor of the massive polar vortex that froze half the country, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, how did you and your colleagues do it?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Friday - 01/24/2014, 02:00am EST

NDU's iCollege helps future CIOs understand success factors

The National Defense University's Information Resources Management College offers 12 certificate courses and a master's of science degree in government information leadership to help current and future CIOs sharpen their technology and management skills.
January 23, 2014

Tags: Ask the CIO , technology , training , National Defense University , John Hurley , CJ Horn , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 03:06pm EST
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DoD approves waiver policy for religious observances

The Pentagon has approved a new policy that will allow troops to seek waivers to wear religious clothing, seek prayer time or engage in religious practices. The new police took effect Wednesday, and the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis, according to defense officials.

Tags: DoD , religious displays , service members

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:20am EST

OPM to RIF 300 workers from HR Solutions office

The Office of Personnel Management said it's abolishing 300 positions nationwide, about 25 percent of which are full-time workers. OPM said the budget environment where fewer agencies are hiring and training employees is causing the need to reduce staff.

Tags: OPM , Joseph Kennedy , reduction of force , HR Solutions , resume bank , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 02:06pm EST

DoT refocuses SES leaders to address shortcomings, improve skills

The Transportation Department is using 360-degree reviews and executive coaching to help members of the Senior Executive Service become better leaders. DoT is focusing on leadership, in part, because it was one of the areas of improvement highlighted in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: management , DoT , Brian Crew , training , Senior Executive Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 03:54am EST
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Former Rep. Patrick Murphy continues veteran advocacy - January 17, 2014 and January 24, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" former Rep. Patrick Murphy (Pa.) discusses his MSNBC program, "Taking the Hill with Patrick Murphy," to bring attention to veterans issues. AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten previews the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference Feb. 9 - 12 while Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul details the latest manufacturing jobs numbers. National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare's Web Phillips reacts to service reductions at SSA.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Beth Moten , Scott Paul , Patrick Murphy , Web Phillips

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:20pm EST
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Fed agencies open Wednesday under two-hour delayed arrival

Due to wintry weather conditions in the D.C. region, federal agencies will be open Wednesday, Jan. 22, under a two-hour delayed arrival. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. The Office of Personnel Management says employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would normally be expected to arrive.

Tags: operating status , OPM ,

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 10:03pm EST

Stay home or go home: Nightmare decision

Every time there is a big snowstorm, top government officials are haunted by a 32-year-old nightmare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , OPM

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 02:00am EST
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