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Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a commentary published by a federal employee. Jason Ullner, a career Foreign Service Officer, wrote an op-ed in which he said he was sick of political leaders denigrating federal service.
The IRS has offered another, more targeted round of buyouts. The agency, however, plans to grant buyouts and early-outs to a limited number of employees — about 270 out of the 1,600 who are eligible, according to a staff email received by Federal News Radio. An IRS email said the targeted nature of the buyouts is different from previous offers and includes specific areas not covered before. The latest round of early-outs is the third set of offers in as many months.
John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.
The Postal Service's revamped five-year business plan, which is aimed at putting the troubled agency on firmer financial ground, is made up of a number of elements. But Joe Corbett, the USPS chief financial officer, said that all of the changes the agency recommends need to be taken up in order to restore the Postal Service to financial stability.
The lab has submitted a plan to the National Nuclear Security Administration and is waiting for approval to offer the buyouts.
Agencies have a March 16 deadline to prepare their diversity strategies. As your agency plans to roll out its plan, Federal News Radio wants to know what you think about diversity in your workplace.
They say that everybody's got a price, so what's yours? What would it take for Uncle Sam to convince you to retire? Because you may be facing that decision soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent proposals affecting federal employees' pay and benefits.
Members of the Federal Managers Association join host Bill Bransford to talk about the group's annual convention.
February 24, 2012
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The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined more than 30 other agencies in offering a childcare subsidy for lower-income employees. The program has been shown to help retain employees for relatively little money but many agencies still do not offer it, said Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, which is managing the USAID program.