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USDA says furloughs not expected

Furloughs at the Agriculture Department are looking increasingly unlikely following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's request to shift funding and the department's ongoing efforts to find alternative cost savings. A USDA spokeswoman confirmed last week that the department wouldn't have to furlough employees in either the Farm Service Agency or the department's Rural Development division.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/06/2013, 03:57pm EDT

2013 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service named 31 individuals and teams as finalists for the 2013 Service to America Medals. The annual awards recognize outstanding work in public service.

Tags: Sammies 2013 , Partnership for Public Service , management , Public Service Recognition Week , awards , people , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/06/2013, 10:41am EDT
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Helping veterans find jobs

Derrick Dortch will host a roundtable discussion of new programs and initiatives designed to help veterans find jobs or start their own businesses.
May 3, 2013

Tags: hiring , veterans employment , Department of Veterans Affairs , Walmart , General Gary Profit , Joe Quinn , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , veterans issues , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/03/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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OPM, OMB outline plans for major rewrite of HR policies

A new memo from Acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan details two main objectives and four focus areas for change. OPM and OMB want to eliminate 12 HR reports and consolidate four others.

Tags: OPM , OMB , human capital , Elaine Kaplan , GPRA , HRstat , CHCO Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/03/2013, 06:36pm EDT

Very expensive IRS furlough invites

Furloughs are supposed to save money. But if you wait until the last-minute to notify workers it can be quite costly as the Internal Revenue Service has found out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , furloughs , IRS

Friday - 05/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

AFGE members discuss latest on furloughs at DOD, EPA - May 3, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" EPA Council 238 President Chuck Orzehoskie and Defense Conference Vice Chair Patty Viers discuss the latest furlough developments at EPA and DOD while AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten highlights the union's legislative efforts to end furloughs. GovLoop Community Engagement Director Andrew Krzmarzick also appears.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Beth Moten , Chuck Orzehoskie , Patty Viers , Andrew Krzmarzick

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 04:43pm EDT
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Furloughs, retirement backlogs, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk furloughs with Federal Career Experts owner John Grobe, and hiring, retirement backlog, and more with Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times.
May 1, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , contracting , furloughs , sequestration , hiring , OPM backlog , FAA , air traffic controllers , charitable giving , Boston bombings , John Grobe , Federal Career Experts , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:08pm EDT
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Furloughs slam contractors

If you are a federal worker, you are certainly aware of the Washington-based series, Sequestration: The Soap Opera. Normally such a drama would have little audience outside the Washington Beltway, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But it is being noticed in other places because so many contractors are being hit by furloughs too.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , furloughs , contractors

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

First Lady asks companies to hire more veterans

Tags: VA , hiring , Michelle Obama

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 01:01pm EDT

Federal agencies 'slipping' on innovation

Governmentwide scores tracking how agencies foster and reward employee innovation dropped in 2012 for the second year in a row, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. NASA took the honors for the most innovative large agency, while the Surface Transportation Board was the most innovative small agency.

Tags: best practices , management , innovation , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/29/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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