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Meet the 2013 Service to America Medal Finalists

Each year, the Partnership for Public Service recognizes the outstanding achievements of dedicated federal workers with the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

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Friday - 05/10/2013, 09:03am EDT

Federal events, related services feeling trickledown effect of shutdown

Organizations postponed several large conferences earlier this week after the government shutdown. More than 100 other events are scheduled in October in the Washington area, and could be in jeopardy if the partial closure of the government continues.

Tags: NIST , IBM , Symantec , Mike Smoyer , Ronnie Burt , Digital Government Institute , DestinationDC , Kent Schneider , AFCEA , Kerry Rea , GovEvents.com , government shutdown , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/04/2013, 10:58am EDT
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The not-so-sweet smell of a shutdown

When life hands you lemons ... You know how the saying goes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens when life hands you -- and about 800,000 of your co-workers -- something else. Say, one of the world's stinkiest fruits.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , government shutdown

Friday - 10/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough Follies

While 800,000 furloughed federal workers are wondering how they are going to make ends meet, members of the House and Senate who allowed the shutdown to happen are living large and high on Capitol Hill, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , government shutdown

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

Tags: management , government shutdown , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Dutch Ruppersberger , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , John Delaney , IRS , National Park Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:32am EDT
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Shutdown sparks furlough confusion, unanswered questions

With day one of the government shutdown over, furlough notices are out and some feds have been sent home. But the answers aren't as clear cut as they might seem, as employees at one federal agency have discovered.

Tags: government shutdown , Witold Skwierczynski , Social Security Administration , pay and benefits , furlough , Nicole Ogrysko

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:06pm EDT
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Shutdown soundoff: Tell us how you really feel

Some 800,000 employees are being furloughed for however long the shutdown lasts, while skeleton staffs of "essential" federal workers stay on the clock — also without pay. Many feds are clearly frustrated and discouraged by the uncertainty and have taken to social media to vent their frustrations. Let us know how you feel about the shutdown.

Tags: government shutdown , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT
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The Best Friend You Never Knew: Bill Bransford

I don't think I have ever, ever in my life referred to someone as being passionate, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It just doesn't seem right. Or it's used too often. But almost everybody I talked to about Bill Bransford used the word: Passionate. And I would agree.

Tags: Mike Causey , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Bill Bransford , Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , DFAS , Military Officers Association of America , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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