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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

OPM Survey: Oldest federal employees most satisfied, engaged workers

The oldest federal employees are also the most satisfied and engaged workers, according to the Office of Personnel Management's annual Employee Viewpoint Survey. According to the survey, the pre-Baby Boom generation of federal workers is more likely to believe they are recognized for their service, believe they have sufficient resources and are satisfied with training opportunities. Knowing how satisfaction and engagement shake out across age barriers can be helpful as managers attempt to build back up the battered morale of the federal workforce, OPM said.

Tags: OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/11/2013, 04:44pm EST

Pay freeze, sequestration take bite out of employee satisfaction, OPM survey reveals

Frustrations over federal pay, budget cuts and uncertain agency funding have weakened federal-employee satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint survey released Friday. For the second year in a row, overall employee satisfaction scores fell, dipping below 60 percent this year. Meanwhile, less than half of federal employees said they believe they have sufficient resources such as material, staff and funding to do their jobs effectively.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , employee satisfaction , morale , Katherine Archuleta , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/08/2013, 05:40pm EST

Army budget, tech, workforce issues take center stage

Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu was on-site at the 2013 AUSA Conference. While there, Jared had the chance to speak with Army officials on some of the biggest topics and issues facing the service.

Tags: Army , DoD , AUSA confrence , galleries , cybersecurity , technology ,

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 12:19pm EDT

2013 Federal Technology Survey

Federal News Radio wants to know how the technology being used by federal agencies today is affecting federal employees, agencies and government contractors. Take our brief, anonymous survey. is conducting a survey on the use of technology at government agencies. as part of our research and measurement of the impact of technology on federal employees, agencies and government contractors. We will present our findings starting Nov. 19.

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Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:55am EST

Young leaders find new avenues to help advance their careers

Young Government Leaders helps young professionals find classes and mentors that can help them to learn new skills and advance in their careers.

Tags: Miguel Joey Aviles , Young Government Leaders , leadership , mentoring , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , managing , Michael OConnell

Friday - 11/08/2013, 01:50pm EST
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Counting on a bonus? Don't count too high!

If Charles Dickens had written about the government's bonus program he might have called his novel "Bleak House," or maybe "Not So Great Expectations," Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 11/08/2013, 02:00am EST

VA lifts overtime requirement for claims workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily suspend a program that requires more than 10,000 disability claims processors to work at least 20 hours of overtime per month with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki saying Thursday he had to be careful not to burn out his workforce.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , overtime , disability claims , Eric Shinseki

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:10pm EST
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