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9 ways to make government more efficient and effective

A new report by the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for a multiagency enterprise approach to the way the federal government handles major public policy goals.

Tags: Enterprise , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Stier , Lloyd Howell , management , human resources , good government , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 09:00am EDT

Is there life at your agency after you?

When our mothers told us we were precious and irreplaceable it was a warm and fuzzy feeling. But are you really one-of-a-kind at work? What's likely to happen to your organization, and the government in general, when you leave?

Tags: budget , Reinventing Government , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 03:34pm EDT

OPM provision defines how Congress, staff receive health benefits in 2014

Congress and some congressional staff members will no longer be eligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, when The Affordable Care Act goes in to effect in January. OPM explains what that means.

Tags: Affordable Care Act , benefits , health benefits , Congress , management , Katherine Archuleta , OPM , Tom Coburn

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 04:07pm EDT

How to maintain training in tight budget times

In tight fiscal times, travel and training budgets often seem to be marked with a target by cost-conscious agency leaders. But there are strategies chief human capital officers and chief learning officers can deploy to shield their training budgets from cuts. ICF International Senior Vice President Jeff Neal and Young Government Leaders President Virginia Hill offer tips.

Tags: management , best practices , training , budget , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point feels furlough effects - August 2, 2013 and August 9, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire talks about the impact of furloughs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses resolved outstanding articles from the union's contract agreement with SSA while Economic Policy Institute Economic Analyst David Cooper addresses the lingering effects of unemployment on the economic recovery.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Bill McGuire , David Cooper

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:07pm EDT
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Retiring soon? Welcome to 'Mission Improbable'

Planning to retire someday? Before you sail off into the golden years, here are some tips from recently retired feds: Don't do it! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 02:00am EDT

COLA? Maybe. Pay raise? Maybe not!

How can you tell the difference between a current government worker and a retired civil servant? One of them is smiling, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Think about it, prices have gone up, taxes have gone up, health premiums have gone up -- but feds at the Pentagon, HUD, Interior and other agencies haven't had a raise in three years.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , COLA , retirement

Monday - 08/05/2013, 02:00am EDT

Jobs website sees increase in contract employees seeking work

It's not only government employees who are suffering from sequestration, but contractors, big and small, are feeling the hit as well. Contractors may have to trim their staffs if they lose out on a government contract.

Tags: Ginger Groeber , Exfederal.com , sequestration , contracting , hiring , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:33pm EDT
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Furloughs hit tidal wave level

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a sequestration-driven furlough tsunami that threatens to bury one very small, but important, federal agency that is seeing its 30-year workload record being shattered almost daily, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 02:00am EDT

Union wants rewrite of phased-retirement rules

The National Treasury Employees Union supports the general idea of phased retirement but has taken issue with some of the specifics set out by the Office of Personnel Management in its draft regulations. NTEU President Colleen Kelley says the rules, in their current form, require would-be phased retirees to have 20 years of experience, which could limit the number of employee eligible for the program. NTEU is also concerned about the lack of an appeals process for feds deemed ineligible for the option.

Tags: OPM , phased retirement , Colleen Kelley , retirement , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:03pm EDT
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