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Football vs. Congress: When in doubt, punt

In politics, as in football, sometimes the best move is to punt. And even if you are not a sports fan or political junkie consider what Congress and the Washington football team have in common: So far this season both are losers. The difference is the football team is bound to win one while Congress keeps failing to score and punting, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , budget , Congress , government shutdown

Friday - 09/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Bill Bransford, passionate defender of feds, dead at 66

Bill Bransford, one of the top lawyers in federal labor and employment law and a fierce advocate for federal employees died Friday after a long illness. Bransford practiced law as a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth for 30 years. Bransford also served as the general counsel for a host of federal managers' groups, including the Senior Executives Association, and was a frequent lecturer and commentator on federal employment issues. For more than a dozen years, Bransford co-hosted FEDtalk, a biweekly show on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM.

Tags: Bill Bransford , people , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , FEDtalk

Friday - 09/27/2013, 03:53pm EDT

Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

A government shutdown could furlough 800,000 federal employees. The shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , management , government shutdown , furloughs ,

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:12am EDT

AFGE continues efforts to end workplace discrimination - September 20, 2013 and September 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" General Services Administration Local 2275 President John Garvey discusses efforts to end workplace discrimination while new Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young shares his top priorities going forward. Also, AFGE District 11 National Fair Practices Coordinator Ivan Weich responds to a layoff proposal at the Columbia Basin Job Corps in Moses Lake, Wash. and Department of Veterans Affairs Local 1988 EVP Geddes Scott advocates for more staffing at the VA.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Eric Young , John Garvey , Ivan Weich , Geddes Scott

Monday - 09/16/2013, 03:48pm EDT
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Report: Pentagon could cut thousands of employees

The Defense Department could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 civilian employees without hurting U.S. fighting power, four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a new report on military strategy and spending. Nearly $50 billion in budget cuts are recommended in the report released Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , budget , Stimson Center ,

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 01:30am EDT

Graybeards rule Survivor Island

Why are government gray-beards, folks who have been around a long time, in such demand today? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Why are these once ignored fossils suddenly being sought out by their frightened, younger colleagues?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , government shutdown

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

For 2013, CFC focusing on the people behind the money

Federal employees can start donating to the more than 4,000 charities under the Combined Federal Campaign. One of the goals of the CFC is to increase the number of people giving to charities, not just reaching a dollar threshold.

Tags: management , Combined Federal Campaign , Brandon Haller , GAO , Nikki Benns , VA , Lou Nistler , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 04:11pm EDT

No offense, but is your job really necessary?

Do the taxpayers really need to keep funding your career? What does the government think about your services? You may find out soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , government shutdown

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD releases shutdown guidance to employees, warns of furloughs

Following a memo released from the Office of Management and Budget Wednesday, the Defense Department has issued a memo preparing employees for the possibility of a government shutdown. DoD answers several questions regarding furloughs, pay and retirement during an appropriations lapse.

Tags: DoD , OMB , government shutdown , furloughs , Shefali Kapadia ,

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:35am EDT

The next Navy Yard: Your office?

Many experts say that the next 9/11 or Navy Yard attack isn't a matter of if, but when. So when something like that happens again, what if it is your town, your building, your office that is ground zero? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: Are you ready to help yourself and your coworkers?

Tags: Mike Causey , workplace safety

Monday - 09/23/2013, 02:00am EDT
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