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Obama, Romney define role of government during presidential debate

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , election , deficit , Federal Drive , budget , Office of Management and Budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 08:17am EDT

$hrinking buyouts: An offer you can't refuse?

Do you have something that is shrinking with age? If you are with the Postal Service, its the size of your buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are getting smaller all the time. Is this a trend feds in other agencies need to watch? Is it the precursor of an offer you can't refuse.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , USPS

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Lawmaker plans further delay - and eventual end - to STOCK Act reporting requirement

The controversial provision to an insider trading law that would require the online posting of senior federal employees' financial disclosure forms has twice been delayed by Congress and even put on hold by a district court judge. But now, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says he's already planning for another delay when Congress comes back in session after the election - and possibly even a bill nixing the measure altogether.

Tags: STOCK Act , SES , management , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jim Moran , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Congressional roundtable addresses state of the middle class, public service - September 28th, 2012 and October 5th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" a congressional roundtable featuring Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Reps. Brad Miller of North Carolina, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Judy Chu of California discusses the state of middle class America and the public service sector. Former Obama White House communications advisor Corey Ealons also appears.

Tags: Brad Miller , Tim Ryan , Judy Chu , Sheldon Whitehouse , Corey Ealons , AFGE

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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Census managers, employees take backseat-driver role in reorg

Bureau leadership has relied heavily on ideas from the workforce as the agency pushes ahead with its first major reorganization in 50 years. The goal is to create a more efficient and effective Census Bureau, officials say.

Tags: Census , Nancy Potok , management , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 03:26pm EDT
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USPS agrees to buyout plan with postal workers union

The service will offer $15,000 incentive that would be paid out over two installments to retirement-eligible employees.

Tags: USPS , APWU , retirement , early out , buyouts , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Job jitters

Worried about Congress changing your retirement benefits? If so, that should be the least of your worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , annuity

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees

Current and former federal employees, not hardened criminals, committed most acts of workplace violence, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The federal workplace was also more violent when compared with the private sector.

Tags: management , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , workplace violence , building security , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:29pm EDT

IFVs -- Feds as the ultimate swingers!

With just weeks until election day, take time out to consider what may be one of the largest most-likely-to-vote bloc of voters that is mostly underneath the political radar. Meet the IFVs (Invisible Federal Voters). And check out their numbers in critical swing vote states.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , 2012 election , federal employees , voting

Monday - 10/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

House votes to expand whistleblower protections

The House voted Friday to significantly expand protections for federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse and make it easier to punish supervisors who try to retaliate against the whistleblowers.

Tags: House , Congress , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Darrell Issa ,

Friday - 09/28/2012, 02:25pm EDT
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