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How essential are you, really?

Federal workers with long memories can remember a time when most of them were considered to be nonessential, and when Washington area civil servants got a special holiday every four years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check out inaugurations then and now.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Inauguration 2013

Monday - 01/21/2013, 02:00am EST

Survival and madness in DC

If you live in the D.C. area, you either are from somewhere else or you know lots of people who hail from other parts of the country. Places where schools never close because of the weather and people grin and bear it even if they must commute on snowshoes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Here, not so much...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , OPM

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:00am EST

Unions frustrated by slow-roll of some labor-management forums

At the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations meeting, several employee representatives said the time has come for the committee to put more pressure on agencies to have more of the collaborative forums up and running well. During a time of budget reductions, possible furloughs and a government shutdown, the unions say the forums provide a way for agencies to better manage all of these fiscal challenges.

Tags: management , John Berry , OPM , Danny Werfel , OMB , Scott Gould , VA , David Kappos , Patent and Trademark Office , Bill Dougan , NFFE , Michael Filler , International Brotherhood of Teamsters , David Holway , National Association of Government Employees , Robert Budens , Patent Office Professional Association , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relat , labor-management relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:54am EST
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GSA's Tangherlini sets new priorities as part of reform efforts

In a memo to employees, the acting administrator signals he's in for the long term by outlining six areas to focus on in 2013 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 05:10am EST

GSA adopts new mileage reimbursement rates

The agency raised the rate for using a privately owned vehicle to $0.565 per mile. Rates for airplane travel and motorcycles also went up.

Tags: GSA , mileage reimbursement ,

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 05:16am EST

What are the top issues facing veterans in 2013?

Host Derrick Dortch hosts a roundtable discussion of veteran's issues, with representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
January 11, 2013(Encore presentation January 25, 2013)

Tags: veterans , VFW , disabled vets , claims processing , veterans issues , Veterans hiring , veterans care , Congress , Joe Davis , Ryan Gallucci , Gerald Manar , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , veteran employment , veteran issues , veterans with disabilities , veterans retirement benefits , Veterans of Foreign Wars , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 01/11/2013, 11:43pm EST
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Beyond the statistics: Law enforcment officer fatality rates in 2012

Host Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of a recent report on law enforcement officer fatality rates.
January 11, 2013

Tags: FLEOA , Bill Bransford , Craig Floyd , Kristen Mahoney , James Burch , Office of Justice Programs , Department of Justice , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund , law enforcement officer fatality rates , Fed Talk

Friday - 01/11/2013, 08:11pm EST
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Fed agency retracts reprimand to flatulent worker

Tags: SSA

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:04pm EST

Life after retirement, sex after marriage?

Since the dawn of civilization, mankind (and womankind too) has been vexed by two burning questions: Is there sex after marriage and is their life after retirement? For the correct answer check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report today.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 02:00am EST

MSPB eyes gaps in employee motivation

From tightened purse strings to a rapidly retiring workforce, federal agencies face a potential witches' brew when it comes to maintaining employee motivation, the Merit Systems Protection Board found in a new report. While overall motivation levels remain high, MSPB pointed to two potential gaps: Many federal employees do not feel all that motivated by the specific characteristics of their jobs, and they increasingly feel that job performance is disconnected from reward.

Tags: management , best practices , Jack Moore , MSPB , employee motivation

Monday - 01/07/2013, 06:42pm EST
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