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Forecasting the retirement wave: What's behind the flubbed predictions?

A federal retirement tsunami has been predicted for years but never quite materialized. In our special report, "Retirement Conundrum," Federal News Radio reexamines the trends and developments that led to the botched predictions and what it means today with a recent uptick in retirements reviving old worries.

Tags: retirement , OPM , Retirement Conundrum , pay and benefits , John Palguta , Jeff Neal , Peter Leeds , Partnership for Public Service , MSPB , Dave Snell , NARFE , Jack Moore , exclusive

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 05:00am EDT
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Sequestration solutions: Furloughs, buyouts, nothing

If you told your giant nationwide operation to make across-the-board cuts, you would think each manager would do roughly the same thing. But since sequestration has been imposed, each federal agency has acted differently, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some have frozen hiring while others are still recruiting. Some are furloughing employees while some are paying them to leave. So what's your agency doing?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

HUD reorg plan violates furlough agreement, union says

The American Federal of Government Employees says the Housing and Urban Development Department's plan to reorganize to save costs runs counter to an agreement it has with the union over employee furloughs.

Tags: Eddie Eitches , AFGE , HUD , sequestration , furloughs , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 01:02pm EDT
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Federal law enforcement legislative roundup

Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforement Officers Association and Ton Vergnetti, president of Federal Employee Defense Services will discuss legislation affecting those in federal law enforcement.
May 24, 2013

Tags: federal law enforcement , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , Jon Adler , Tony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Debra Roth , Fed Talk , Shaw Bransford and Roth

Friday - 05/24/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Hiring and mentoring returning veterans

American Corporate Partners Founder Sidney Goodfriend and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Business Accelerator will discuss how their organizations are helping returning veterans find jobs and start businesses.
May 24, 2013

Tags: Sidney Goodfriend , American Corporate Partners , mentoring , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , veterans , veterans employment , hiring , Veterans-owned businesses , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/24/2013, 10:35pm EDT
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AFGE member shares furlough story on "Inside Government" - May 24, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Environmental Protection Agency Local 704 member Elizabeth Lytle, a cancer survivor and disabled veteran, discusses the financial and emotional toll of being furloughed. Maryland Citizens Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco provides an update on Maryland's implementation of the Affordable Care Act while AFGE's Bill Fletcher Jr. discusses his book, "They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths about Unions".

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Elizabeth Lytle , Vincent DeMarco , Bill Fletcher Jr.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:32pm EDT
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5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , IRS , OMB , HUD , EPA , Labor , Interior , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Fast-tracking phased retirement

It's been nearly a year since Congress set up the program to allow employees to take phased retirement, working three or four days a week to help mentor their successors and get used to retirement. And although it's been fast-tracked, it still hasn't happened, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, what's up?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , OPM , phased retirement

Friday - 05/24/2013, 02:00am EDT

Off with their heads! What would Mick Jagger do?

For many people involved in the alleged scandals at the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, the solution is simple: Off with their heads. Fire the offenders whether they are political appointees or career civil servants. But this isn't Paris in 1789, it's Washington in 2013 so things will go a little slower, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , IRS , IRS scandal , MSPB , firing

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

Data breach puts DHS employees at risk of identity theft

The Homeland Security Department alerted employees in its headquarters office, and its Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement components that a vendor processing background investigations may have exposed personal data. DHS emphasizes there is no evidence of any lost or stolen information.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 04:05pm EDT
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