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Talkin' 'bout your generation

Teens who once thrilled to The Who's "My Generation" have entered the workforce, grown older and are, in many cases, high-ranking employees and managers. In other words, they are the old fogies they once railed against. "Federal Report" readers react to the office age-gap in this guest column.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , millennials , Generation Y , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Supreme Court's DOMA decision grants thousands of feds access to benefits

With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , same-sex marriage , DOMA , Chuck Hagel , Elaine Kaplan , Defense , NTEU , AFGE , OPM , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Assaults on staff continue alarming trend at Bureau of Prisons - June 21, 2013 and June 28, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addresses workplace safety concerns as assaults on staff continue in the Bureau of Prisons. California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski continues the workplace safety discussion while AFGE Department of Defense Local 2228 David Bamburg details the impact of federal employee furloughs at Ellsworth AFB.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Art Pulaski , David Bamburg

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 04:32pm EDT
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Generation whine?

They're entitled, narcissistic, "free spirits," who chafe at the confines of ordinary desk work. They grew up in the era of Little League trophies for everyone, are tied to their smartphones and live out much of their lives on Facebook. At least that's what some of you think about millennials. We're talking Generation Y in today's guest column. Even if you're not part of the under-30 crowd, we bet you have an opinion.

Tags: federal report , Jack Moore , Mike Causey , millennials , Generation Y

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

Take this job and ... evaluate it!

This is the third in a series of guest columnists who writing on their own time are filling in the blanks while Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's on vacation. This one is from a long-time Social Security employee who has seen the civil service reinvented (also folded, stapled and mutilated) a number of times.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Monday - 06/24/2013, 02:00am EDT

NSA surveillance and the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com, discusses the potential impact of the NSA security leaks.
June 21, 2013

Tags: hiring , NSA , NSA leaks , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , security leaks , contracting , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 06/21/2013, 11:53pm EDT
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Minding the gap in federal benefits

Tony Vergnetti will hows a roundtable discussion of federal insurance benefits and what you can do to fill any holes in your coverage.
June 21, 2013

Tags: federal benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , life insurance , Tony Vergnetti , supplemental insurance , Mike Miles , Variplan , Jim De La Torre , Fed Advantage , Dennis Stephens , All Feds , Fed Talk

Friday - 06/21/2013, 09:31pm EDT
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Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , financial management , auditability , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 05:50am EDT

VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: acquisition , training , VA , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT

Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , financial management , auditability , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:54am EDT
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