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Army ponders proper shape, size of cyber workforce

The Army still doesn't know whether its new and growing force of soldiers dedicated to cyber missions is large enough for the task. But it's certain it doesn't have the legal authorities it needs to attract and retain the talent it wants.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Army , Army Cyber Command , Edward Cardon , Jennifer Buckner , Rodney Harris , Jared Serbu

Monday - 10/28/2013, 04:10am EDT
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House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , DoD , Veterans Affairs , DHS , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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EPA plans early-outs targeted at higher grades

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued targeted early-retirement and buyout offers to hundreds of employees nationwide, according to an American Federation of Government Employees local. EPA officials are planning to offer early-outs at 19 different offices within the agency, spanning all 10 regions. Workers who sign up can receive up to $25,000 and will have to be off the rolls by early April.

Tags: pay and benefits , EPA , early retirement , buyouts , Jack Moore

Monday - 02/03/2014, 01:44pm EST

Reaction to the State of the Union address

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies, will give her take on the 2014 State of the Union address.
January 31, 2014

Tags: State of the Union , Linda Rix , budget battle , Avue Technologies , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 01/31/2014, 08:09pm EST
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NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Tags: NOAA , Kathryn Sullivan , Commerce Department , sequestration , hiring freeze , training , Michael OConnell , NWS , NWSEO

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

Union assists OPM workers affected by layoff - January 31, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Office of Personnel Management Local 32 President Charlretta McNeill discusses sequestration's role in Reduction-in-Force notices being sent to 356 OPM employees, and how the union has helped those workers. Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack, campaign strategist Ethan Rome and Tennessee Justice Center attorney Gordon Bonnyman highlight the latest Affordable Care Act developments from Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Charlretta McNeill , Ron Pollack , Ethan Rome , Gordon Bonnyman

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 05:21pm EST
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What's the best date to retire?

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning and 'the' expert on choosing the right federal retirement date, joins host Mike Causey for this week's show.

Tags: retirement , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , Your Turn , retirement dates , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 12:46pm EST
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SSA offering early-outs in 2014

The early-out offer at the Social Security Administration is one of the first this year in government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could open up the promotion pipeline for younger, mid-career employees and jump-start early retirement offers in other agencies too. So how are things in your office?

Tags: early outs , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , SSA

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:00am EST
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