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Army Corps of Engineers worries about a shrinking pool of talent

The Army Corps of Engineering is already having difficulty recruiting candidates for certain fields, and is convinced the problem will worsen unless STEM graduation rates increase.

Tags: DoD , Army , STEM , Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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View from the top: Not so hot

When it comes to salaries, federal executives are somewhere between Wall Street and Wal-Mart. But a new study shows that government execs are unhappy and worried about the future for themselves and their agencies, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , SES , pay & benefits

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 02:00am EDT
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MSPB delays processing DoD furlough appeals

Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.

Tags: MSPB , sequestration , furloughs , DoD , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Robert Hale , Michael OConnell , Merit Systems Protection Board

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 12:23pm EDT
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HUD drops last 2 furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency's alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.

Tags: HUD , sequestration , furloughs , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Michael OConnell , Maurice Jones

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Washington D.C.: Land of the Brie, Home of the Knave

People in Washington, D.C., aren't always the friendliest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Is that because the headquarters of most federal agencies are here? Is it because Congress is here? Did each state and each congressional district conspire to send us the 535 people they definitely don't want hanging around at home? (This column originally appeared July 8.)

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Washington, D.C.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 02:00am EDT

The defense budget and military satellite communications

Todd Harrison, senior fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budetary Assessments, will discuss how the defense industry is being impacted by sequestration. He will also give us an update on the U.S. military satellite communications system.
August 9, 2013

Tags: Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , DoD budget , sequestration , MILSATCOM , contracting , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 08/09/2013, 10:41pm EDT
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Press Roundtable: Inside perspectives, analysis, and predictions

Debra Roth hosts a press roundtable on the big issues affecting federal workers.
August 9, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , acquisition , sequestration , furloughs , Congress , federal benefits , Debra Roth , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Kellie Lunney , GovExec , Josh Hicks , Washington Post , Fed Talk

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 12:31am EDT
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Hale: No more cuts to DoD furlough days for FY2013

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told In Depth with Francis Rose Friday the Defense Department will not be cutting any more furlough days for Fiscal 2013. Now, DoD is waiting for Congress to finish marking up the president's budget request. If it fails to do that before Oct. 1, Hale said his agency may be forced to trim $52 billion from next year's budget to offset automatic cuts from the Budget Control Act.

Tags: Robert Hale , DoD , sequestration , furloughs , budget , Budget Control Act , Michael OConnell , In Depth ,

Friday - 08/09/2013, 03:37pm EDT
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Escaping the golden handcuffs

Several hundred thousand federal workers, from Defense to the IRS and OPM are still wearing golden handcuffs, which many are trying to shed. They include some of Uncle Sam's best, brightest and most experienced people, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: FERS , CSRS , retirement , Mike Causey

Friday - 08/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

9 ways to make government more efficient and effective

A new report by the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for a multiagency enterprise approach to the way the federal government handles major public policy goals.

Tags: Enterprise , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Stier , Lloyd Howell , management , human resources , good government , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 09:00am EDT
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