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Park Service tackles employee training and development

Like many agencies, National Park Service is facing many challenges during tight budgetary times. Chief among NPS' challenges is how to train its next generation of leaders.

Tags: Kathy Hanson , NPS , training , retirement tsunami , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Interior Department

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:52pm EST
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Lawmakers to budget committee: Don't throw feds under the bus

Lawmakers, who face a self-imposed Friday deadline to come up with a fiscal 2014 budget plan, appear to be making progress toward a limited deal that would stave off another shutdown and give agencies the certainty of funding for the remainder of the year.But lawmakers with districts surrounding Washington, D.C. are preemptively speaking out against any proposal that, in their words, would "throw federal employees under the bus." Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), says that too often in the past federal employees' pay and benefits have "been used as pawns in budget negotiations."

Tags: Frank Wolf , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Congress , budget , retirement , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/09/2013, 02:15pm EST
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Hagel shakes up Pentagon's organizational chart, hopes for $1B in savings

The Defense secretary issues specific directions to implement a 20 percent cutback in the size of his own sprawling support staff, including the elimination and consolidation of several senior positions. Gen. Martin Dempsey will deliver plans to cut the joint staff by 20 percent in the coming weeks, and all military organizations commanded by three or four star generals will do the same.

Tags: Pentagon , DoD , Chuck Hagel , budget , Reorganization , management , deputy chief management officer , chief information officer , Sharon Burke , Jared Serbu , Martin Dempsey

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:30pm EST
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Innovation, hiring, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will discuss how uncertainty in the federal marketplace is stifling government innovation.
December 6, 2013 (Encore presentation December 13, 2013)

Tags: hiring , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , HealthCare.gov , innovation , budget cuts , sequestration , human capital management , contracting , succession planning , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:50pm EST
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Discussing what's hot in the federal community

Julie Perkins and Jenny Mattingley host a roundtable discussion of the big issues in the federal government and what's ahead for 2014.
December 6, 2013

Tags: government shut down , budget deal , Congress , Julie Perkins , Jenny Mattingley , Jason Miller , Federal News Radio , Joe Davidson , Washington Post , Charles Clark , Gov Exec , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/06/2013, 10:27pm EST
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AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn't make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , AFGE , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:07am EST

OPM tweaks snow-closure policy, with added push for telework

With the official start of winter just two weeks away, the Office of Personnel Management is tweaking its closure and dismissal guidelines. The updated policy changes the way OPM will communicate delayed arrivals and continues to call on agencies to ensure all federal employees who are telework-ready actually do so when OPM gives the say-so during inclement weather.

Tags: OPM , snow policy , Brenda Roberts , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 01:23pm EST

January pay raise - not for everybody

The 2014 white-collar pay raise is not for everybody. Feds at the top of their grades in some cities won't be getting anything at all, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay increase , step increases , SES ,

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:00am EST

Whistleblower cases have gone 'through the roof,' even as OSC faces uncertain budget

The Office of Special Counsel, the agency tasked with investigating federal-agency whistleblower claims and protecting whistleblowers, themselves, from retaliation has seen demand for its work skyrocket in the wake of recent legislative changes. Now, Carolyn Lerner, the head of the OSC, said she hopes the small agency's budget will keep pace.

Tags: OSC , Carolyn Lerner , whistleblower , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/02/2013, 05:23pm EST
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A BRAC update and more

Dr. Andrea Morris, BRAC Coordinator and Community Resilience director for Arlington County Virginia, will discuss how the county is being impacted by base closure and realignment, and what officials are doing to boost job growth in the area.
November 29, 2013

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , Dr. Andrea Morris , federal hiring , disaster recovery , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 11/29/2013, 07:02pm EST
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