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OPM: D.C. feds can take unscheduled leave, telework Friday

With snow blanketing the Washington, D.C., area, the Office of Personnel Management has announced federal workers in the region will be able to take unscheduled leave and telework Friday.

Tags: OPM , weather , unscheduled leave

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 09:51pm EST

Feds will soon see first pay raise in three years - but not all will benefit

The slight 1 percent increase ordered by President Barack Obama last month is smaller than union advocates had pushed for, but it's the first time since 2010 most civilian employees will see a bump in their basic rate of pay. Still, the modest pay raise only applies to white-collar employees under the General Schedule system. Some 200,000 blue-collar federal workers at places such as the Defense and Veterans Affairs Department and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, will not see a similar increase in pay.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Jack Moore , pay freeze

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 02:00am EST

Mass-transit benefit declines thanks to congressional inaction

Are you a federal employee who uses public transportation to get to work? Be prepared to shell out more for your commute. Because of congressional inaction, a tax subsidy for mass-transit commuters is set to drop nearly in half from a maximum of $245 a month to $130.

Tags: pay and benefits , mass transit , transit subsidy , Chuck Schumer , Michael Grimm , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 02:00am EST

Retiring? What a difference a date makes

When deciding to retire there is one day, but lots of different dates, that is best for you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. How do you figure out the difference?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , Tammy Flanagan

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 02:00am EST

Is there life after 50? Short answer: sort of...

In the third guest column in a series of five, a Mike Causey Federal Report reader offers her take on what happens after you age out of the "prime demographic."

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Monday - 12/30/2013, 02:00am EST

A few words from a federal old-timer

In the second guest column in a series of five written by Federal Report readers, a federal old-timer shares his thoughts on the workforce and being a political punching bag as he prepares to retire.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , sequestration , management

Friday - 12/27/2013, 02:00am EST

AFGE president previews union's 2014 agenda - December 20, 2013 and December 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. previews the union's 2014 agenda and Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young discusses the work environment inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons. AFGE Local 2778 Vice President John Adams addresses contracting out concerns at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox Sr. , Eric Young , John Adams

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 03:44pm EST
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Favoritism strains workplace morale, harms agency performance

Although federal employees reported a decrease in workplace discrimination over the past 15 years, many say favoritism is still a prominent issue. Favoritism negatively impacts workplace morale and performance.

Tags: favoritism , management , Merit Systems Protection Board , morale , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 01:09pm EST

EEOC: Women still face bias in hiring, advancement in federal service

A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report says woman face significant obstacles, including bias, when it comes to hiring and advancement in the federal workforce.

Tags: Alexis Howard , EEOC , women , hiring , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 11:19am EST
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Will a buyout be in your stocking?

Buyouts were a big deal over the last couple of years, but now they seem to have gone away, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Or gone underground. Are you hearing anything about buyouts?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , buyouts

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 02:00am EST
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