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Black Ice Death Day: What'd you do Tuesday?

TV weather folks designated Tuesday as "Black Ice Death Day." Most of the government closed. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: What did people who had to come to work do, and more importantly, what were the legal stay-at-homes up to?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Workforce , snow day

Friday - 12/13/2013, 02:00am EST

Report: Women still face 'significant obstacles' in advancing federal careers

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission identified six signficant obstacles facing women in the federal workforce, including a disparity in pay and difficulty advancing into higher-level management positions.

Tags: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , Workforce , discrimination , management , pay , mentoring , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 02:47pm EST

Air Force to cut 900 civilian jobs, thousands of service members

Air Force officials announced Wednesday the force plans to cut about 900 civilian positions in 2014. It will encourage eligible civilian employees to leave voluntarily. The force also plans to cut thousands of service members over the next five years.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , sequestration , Workforce , reductions in force , Gina Grosso , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 10:22am EST

Under budget deal squeeze, will future feds opt out of TSP?

If the proposed budget deal becomes law, new federal workers will see a total of 10.6 percent of their salaries automatically withheld from their paychecks to cover their retirement benefits. That could lead to them contributing less or not at all to their voluntary Thrift Savings Plan accounts, experts said.

Tags: Workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , David Snell , NARFE , Greg Long , FRTIB , budget , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 03:26pm EST

AFGE members share front-line stories from the VA - December 6, 2013 and December 14, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the union's members share their stories working on the front lines in the Department of Veterans Affairs. AFGE Local 903 Chief Steward Donald White and Local 1988 Executive Vice President Geddes Scott discuss fighting for equality for all employees and the personal connection caregivers feel toward patients in the VA. Rick Weidman, executive director for policy and government affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America, also appears to detail legislation designed to help veterans returning home from combat.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Workforce

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:53pm EST
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DC to US: Leave us alone

Memo from D.C. to the rest of the U.S: It's winter and that means snow and ice. So give us a break, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Feel our unique pain.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Workforce

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:00am EST

POLL: How does a DC snow day affect outside-the-Beltway feds?

When the Office of Personnel Management makes the decision to close federal offices in the Washington, D.C. region because of snow, federal employees outside the area often deride inside-the-Beltway feds for their weather wimpiness. But with hundreds of thousands of federal employees spread across the country, Federal News Radio wants to know: Does a D.C. snow day impact the work that you do wherever you are?

Tags: OPM , Workforce , snow closings

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 09:31am EST

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 , Workforce , 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 , Workforce , 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 , Workforce , 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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