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Bonuses to senior execs under fire at GSA, other agencies

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the GSA inspector general released separate, but related, reports that show GSA abused its authority to give Senior Executive Service (SES) members bonuses between 2009 and 2011. GSA official said they have since fixed these problems. McCaskill also found that on average the Labor Department, the Navy and the National Science Foundation handed out more than one bonus per SES employee.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Claire McCaskill , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brian Miller , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , SES , management , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/17/2013, 02:27pm EDT
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Don't work or we'll fire you!

The password next week at several federal agencies is this: Come to work and we fire you. Don't dare show your face on Friday or else, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 05/17/2013, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam's GPS: Are we there yet?

When you're on a vacation trip or long drive, do your kids keep asking "Are we there yet?!" Now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, suppose you are Uncle Sam and you've told your 1.8 million kids they are going on a sequestration vacation. If they keep asking are we there yet, what do you tell them?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

Agencies craving STEMM talent should bolster skills of persuasion

Recruiting STEMM talent isn't difficult, provided agencies are willing to try the methods that have already proved successful, a new Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton report says.

Tags: STEMM , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , hiring ,

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 06:39am EDT

AFGE recognizes federal nurses during National Nurses Week - May 10, 2013 and May 17, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the union recognizes federal nurses as it celebrates National Nurses Week. Guests include AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard, and representatives from the AFGE's Council of Prison Locals and National Veterans Affairs Council.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox Sr. , Jane Nygaard , Sandy Parr , David Mollett

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 04:52pm EDT
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Hagel makes 'difficult choice,' civilian furloughs to begin July 8

The Defense Department reduces the number of furlough days from 14 to 11. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said it's possible the number could drop further, but he offered no promises.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , furlough , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu , congress

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:38am EDT
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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
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