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Gaping holes in financial protections leave service members at high risk

Agencies whose missions include protecting military members from fraud say federal laws against exploiting service members are easily circumvented. But soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines also need more education about avoiding bad financial decisions.

Tags: DoD , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , Holly Petraeus , Dwain Alexander , Robert Cooper , Military Lending Act , Servicemembers Civil Relief Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/22/2013, 04:09am EST
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Where have all the buyouts gone?

Buyouts were a big deal over the last couple of years, but now they seem to have gone away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Or gone underground. Are you hearing anything about buyouts?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , buyouts

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:00am EST

From volunteer to fed: OPM offers tips for recruiting national-service participants

The Office of Personnel Management is helping agencies come up with ways to recruit new federal hires from the pipeline of national-service programs, such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. In July, President Barack Obama called for expanding national volunteer opportunities by finding ways to connect the broad network of national and community-service organizations with federal agencies and their missions. As part of that effort, OPM was tasked with coming up with recruiting strategies agencies can use to recruit new hires with past experience in national-service programs.

Tags: OPM , hiring , recruiting , CNCS , Katherine Archuleta , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/18/2013, 01:32pm EST

Terrorist activity in Nigeria

Mark Schroeder, vice president of Africa analysis at Strator, will discuss the rise of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.
November 15, 2013 (Encore presentation November 22, 2013)

Tags: terrorism , Terror threats , terrorist organizations , Nigeria , Boko Haram , Foreign terrorist organization , State Deptartment , Mark Schroeder , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 11/15/2013, 08:47pm EST
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FEDTALK EXCLUSIVE: An inside look at the DEA and U.S. Marshal's Service

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of federal law enforcement issues, and how agency interaction has changed since 9/11.
November 15, 2013

Tags: Drug Enforcement Administration , US Marshals Service , WIFLE , Michele Leonhart , Stacia Hylton , Cathy Sanz , federal law enforcement , Fed Talk , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Debra Roth

Friday - 11/15/2013, 06:58pm EST
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'Fired up' feds celebrate their achievements

Federal employees celebrated their achievements Wednesday at the Feds Feed Families closing ceremony. This year, feds collectively donated nearly 9 million pounds of food.

Tags: USDA , Feds Feed Families , Doug Keeler , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 09:13am EST
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Health insurance: Pay a little now or a lot later

You may be the healthiest person in the IRS or the most organic couple with the EPA, but that doesn't let you off the hook when it comes time to hunt for a health plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , open season , Walt Francis , FEHBP

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 02:00am EST

AFGE proposes TSA reforms after LAX shooting - November 8, 2013 and November 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. proposes reforms at the Transportation Security Administration after last week's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport. Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) discusses upcoming budget battles on Capitol Hill, AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright addresses training concerns with the FPS contractor workforce and DoD Local 2024 Chief Steward Donald Hands talks about ways to engage retired union members.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox Sr. , David Wright , Donald Hands , Donna Edwards

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:36pm EST
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Archuleta looks to 'forge a new pathway' to better engage federal workforce

Just a week into the job and confronted with signs of the sagging morale of the federal workforce, new Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said she wants to take steps to make sure federal employees feel engaged in their work. Tuesday's annual public meeting of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council focused on ways to improve employee engagement and morale. OPM released its annual Employee Viewpoint Survey last week, revealing continuing declines in federal employees' overall job satisfaction and a sharp drop in satisfaction with their pay.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , CHCO Council , management , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Justin Johnson , Heidi Sheaffer , Angela Bailey , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 04:44pm EST

In wake of LAX shooting, real talk needed about TSA

The Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport sheds light on the public's negative perception of transportation security officers. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says its time to reevaluate how those federal employees are treated.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Commentary , TSA , TSOs , DHS ,

Monday - 11/11/2013, 04:50pm EST
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