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Teleworking: 50 Shades of Not-So-Gray

What does the bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common with telework-designated federal employees. Well for one thing they both involve voluntary torture, at least for some people, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , telework , management

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

EEOC hosts Executive Leadership Conference

Jo Linda Johnson and Dexter Brooks from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will talk about the organization's upcoming leadership conference.
March 8, 2013

Tags: EEOC , EEOC Executive Leadership Conference , professional development , leadership development , leadership , resume , speed mentoring , Tony Vergnetti , Jo Linda Johnson , Dexter Brooks , EEOC Office of Field Operations , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/08/2013, 09:21pm EST
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CBP issues tens of thousands of furlough notices

In order to counter funding reductions due to sequestration, Customs and Border Protection has begun sending furlough notices to many of its 60,000 employees. An officer in the union representing CBP agents says these measures amount to a 40 percent reduction in salaries.

Tags: CBP , Shawn Moran , National Border Patrol Council , furloughs , overtime , sequestration , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , pay , management

Friday - 03/08/2013, 12:35pm EST
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FBI investigating NASA whistleblower reports of Chinese data breach

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose subcommittee handles NASA's budget, said whistleblowers have reported a foreign national connected to an 'entity of concern' was allowed to exfiltrate sensitive data to China. The FBI is investigating the allegations.

Tags: NASA , Frank Wolf , Congress , David Weaver , Jared Serbu , physical security , management , House Appropriations Committee , FBI

Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:13am EST
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Just what do government workers do?

Ever wonder what feds who work at airports actually do? Many people complain that they mostly slow down important people, like us, who are on a mission or heading for vacation. But it turns out that they do some pretty dramatic and important stuff all the time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , CBP , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:00am EST

Farenthold bill offers way to stop sequestration-related furloughs

The Protecting America's Civilian Employees Act would require the Office of Management and Budget to submit a plan to Congress on how they would cut spending without harming the federal workforce.

Tags: Blake Farenthold , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , sequestration , furloughs , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 11:22am EST

Furloughs: Vacation or hard time?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: If furloughs come to your agency, will you treat them like a surprise budget vacation, or would that 20 percent per week pay cut put you under water? And is there a place where you can get an emergency, no-interest loan?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequestration causes rare March blizzard?

In 18th century Paris, the people demanded Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. In 21st century Washington, when a snowstorm approaches, the battle cry is white bread, milk and toilet paper, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , snow

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 02:00am EST

AFGE speaks out on sequestration's impact to HUD, DOD - March 1, 2013 and March 8, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches and Department of Defense Local 2142 President Joe Gonzales detail the devastating impact sequestration would have on their respective agencies. AFGE Bureau of Prisons Local 1112 representatives Mike Schnobrich and April Bennett and Transportation Security Administration Local 778 Executive Vice President Bobby Newsome also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Eddie Eitches , Joe Gonzales , Mike Schnobrich , April Bennett , Bobby Newsome

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 11:06am EST
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Furloughing the money-makers

If somebody guaranteed you $9 for every dollar you invested, would you take the deal? Most people would, but politicians who designed the sequestration process to save money may find it is also a costly exercise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 02:00am EST
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