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RIF bait: The young and restless!

If you are young, newly hired or you are not a military veteran, you could find yourself between a rock and a hard place starting in October. If federal agencies, like Defense, decide to thin the herd with a RIF (reduction in force), new hires, young employees and nonvets would be the first fired.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Monday - 09/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

2013 Causey Award winners announced

Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the fourth annual Causey Awards, recognizing human-resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better. This year's winners are individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the departments of Defense and Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.

Tags: 2013 Causey Awards , Causey Awards , Mike Causey , Ronald Loube , Lynn Simpson , Phil Lenowitz , Reginald Wells , Francis McDonough , people , Michael OConnell , human capital

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:00am EDT

Veteran employment and entrepreneurship

The American Legion's Mark Walker and Phillip Selleh from the VA Business Accelerator will discuss programs and initiatives to help veterans find jobs.
September 13, 2013

Tags: veteran hiring , veteran-owned business , Department of Veterans Affairs , Mark Walker , American Legion , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 09/13/2013, 10:16pm EDT
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Sequestration and Syria

Members of the federal family have an outsized stake in the outcome of the Syria debate, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The term boots-on-the-ground is a popular but distant buzzword for politicians and pundits. But many feds have literally been in those boots.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration

Friday - 09/13/2013, 02:00am EDT

9/12/01: The morning after a real nightmare

Washington and New York City are not exactly considered to be meccas of civility and charm, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But they changed, at least for a while, following the 9/11 attacks. So, how was it where you were?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , 9/11

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

Size of the federal workforce dips as number of new hires tumbles

Federal hiring declined last year, with new government hires dropping to fewer than 90,000 in fiscal 2012. The dip in hiring caused the size of the federal workforce to retract slightly to about 2.1 million federal workers about on par with 2009 levels, according to new government data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: hiring , retention , Partnership for Public Service , veteran hiring , diversity , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 05:47pm EDT

AFGE members share stories from the front lines of federal service - September 6, 2013 and September 13, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" four AFGE members discuss their commitment to federal service and challenges they face in the workplace. TSA Local 778 EVP Bobby Newsome, Council of Prison Locals National Fair Practices Coordinator Sandy Parr, VA Local 2241 Women's Coordinator Marva Newell and National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals Regional VP David Sheagley share their stories on the benefits and challenges of federal service.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Bobby Newsome , Sandy Parr , Marva Newell , David Sheagley

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 06:12pm EDT
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Grassroots organization breaks barriers for feds with disabilities

Federal Employees with Disabilities, or FEDs, is an organization that promotes equality in the workplace for persons with disabilities. FEDs focuses on addressing inclusion and breaking attitudinal barriers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Employees with Disabilities , employment , retention , Rehabilitation Act , Jason Olsen , Shefali Kapadia , EEOC

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:59am EDT
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MSPB moves forward with furlough appeals

The number of furlough appeals coming in each day to the Merit Systems Protection Board is steadily decreasing, allowing the board to move forward with consolidating appeals and preparing them for adjudication.

Tags: Federal Drive , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furlough , sequestration , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:36am EDT
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9/11 plus 12

If you are in your mid-20s, or older, chances are you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It was a game-changing date for our government, the country and the world.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , 9/11

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 02:00am EDT
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