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Obama ends federal pay freeze; Congress could still block

President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , pay freeze , Congress , continuing resolution , pay , Michael OConnell , pay raise

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:02pm 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 30 & September 6, 2013

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

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:41pm EDT
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Paying 2013 prices with 2010 dollars

So how do you manage to pay 2013-level bills -- like rent, food and health insurance -- on a 2009 pay scale. Look around you. Look in the mirror. It's what millions of federal workers have been doing for the past three years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay raise

Friday - 08/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

Dispute over report about secret NSA budget

The National Security Agency on Thursday disputed a published report that secret intelligence budget files provided by agency leaker Edward Snowden show that the surveillance agency warned in 2012 that it planned to investigate up to 4,000 cases of possible internal security breaches.

Tags: NSA , insider threats

Friday - 08/30/2013, 09:38am EDT

AFGE celebrates diversity at Human Rights Training Conference - August 30, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor and AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches appear from the union's recent Human Rights Training Conference. Taylor discusses the importance of the labor movement while Eitches reveals negotiations with HUD management to reduce furlough days. Former Clinton White House spokesman also addresses the consequences of sequestration and AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. speaks out against furloughs during the union's protest in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Lena Taylor , Eddie Eitches , Bob Weiner , J. David Cox Sr

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:41am EDT
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Service to America Medals 2012 nominees

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies recognize federal employees who have gone above and beyond in their work. This year, 33 feds were named finalists in eight categories. Federal News Radio will be interviewing the finalists in the coming weeks.

Tags: management , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive , people , Sammies

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:09am EDT

New rules set veteran, disability hiring benchmarks for federal contractors

The Labor Department unveiled two final rules Tuesday requiring federal contractors to establish clear-cut annual benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Tags: acquisition , industry , hiring , veteran hiring , disability hiring , Labor , Tom Perez

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:12pm EDT

Army Reserve struggles to fill midgrade ranks

Signing up new recruits is not a problem for the Army Reserve. Getting them to stay long enough to fill slots for midgrade and senior enlisted positions is another matter.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Reserve , Tammy Smith , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 05:38am EDT
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A foursome you don't want?

Ever hear the old saying that bad things come in threes? It's been around a long time, and it often seems to work out that way. Bad news, bad weather, whatever. Unless you happen to work for the federal government, in which case, make that bad news comes as a foursome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Helping veterans find jobs

Cliff Colley from CACI, Inc., and Tony Claiborne from L-3 National Security Solutions Group, will discuss what companies can do to assist veterans entering the civilian workforce.
August 27, 2013

Tags: acquistion , veteran employment , veteran hiring , veterans issues , Cliff Colley , CACI , Tony Claiborne , L-3 National Security Solutions Group , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 11:01pm EDT
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