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22,001 reasons for cash stash

Most financial gurus recommend we all have an emergency cash stash for a rainy day. For federal workers and federal contractors, that could be sooner rather than later thanks to possible furloughs and a tidal wave of retirements, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

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

Furloughs: So, who's in charge?

Thanks to top government officials, we now have the definitive answer as to whether the government will have a series of furloughs and if so how they will work. The answer is either yes or no. There seems to be a little confusion at the top, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs

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

Agencies turn to HRStat to make better sense of workforce data

The Office of Personnel Management is doubling the number of departments to 16, taking part in data-driven reviews. The goal is to take the mounds of information available about an agency's workforce and spot trends to help plan for the future.

Tags: management , Angela Bailey , OPM , HRstat , big data , CHCO Council , performance improvement officer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 05:24am EST
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Corporate security, Mexican drug war, and more

Fred Bruton, vice president for Intelligence at STRATFOR, will discuss a wide range of geo-political issues with host Derrick Dortch.
February 1, 2013(Encore presentation February 15, 2013)

Tags: Fred Burton , Stratfor , Algiers hostage crisis , security threat , terrorist threats , terrorist attack , corporate security , drug wars , Mexican drug cartels , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 02/01/2013, 09:27pm EST
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AFGE voices concern over threat of sequestration, civilian furloughs at DoD - February 1, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discusses the possibility of furloughs for civilian DoD workers if sequestration occurs. Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul addresses China's impact on U.S. manufacturing while Robyn Kehoe of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund details FEEA's work with AFGE to aid Superstorm Sandy victims. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel also appears.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Don Hale , Robyn Kehoe , Dale Deshotel , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 05:47pm EST
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Term limits, now

Thanks to congressional redistricting, many members of the House of Representatives have jobs for life if they choose to keep running for reelection. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders: Is it maybe time for term limits for everybody?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Congress , term limits , House , Senate

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

New SBA union contract emphasizes flexible work policies

The Small Business Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees inked a new three-year deal Thursday, extending a number of flexible workplace policies to more than 2,000 federal employees. Among the new benefits are streamlined telework privileges and the ability for employees to opt in to a four-day work-week with expanded hours each day.

Tags: telework , SBA , J.David Cox , AFGE , union contract , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 06:54pm EST

Employees skeptical of managers' ability to cut deadwood

Federal employees are skeptical their managers are making effective decisions about the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Just 24 percent of the employees agreed that their agencies properly addressed poor performers, while 29 percent of respondents indicated their organizations eliminated unnecessary programs and positions, according to the survey of 42,000 feds from 24 agencies and departments.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , management , best practices , retention , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:20pm EST

HR shuffle changes how agencies work with OPM

The Office of Personnel Management is revamping its human-resources policy shop to provide more innovative solutions to the White House's workforce priorities. The newly created Center for Strategic Workforce Planning will focus on fostering innovation in federal workforce policies and plotting future HR trends. In addition, OPM's human capital officers (HCOs), which previously acted as OPM ambassadors to individual agencies, will instead serve as "HR strategists" to staff the new center and work on pilot projects in priority areas.

Tags: OPM , Angela Bailey , Jack Moore , Sydney Smith-Heimbrock

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 09:05pm EST

Earthquake, derecho, hurricane - fine! Snow, not so much ...

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is it geography, topography, history or location that makes Washington your headquarters town such a nervous city in the winter? Or, is it the number of lawyers, government workers or tourists that make getting around town so tough, and us so cautious?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , weather , OPM

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:00am EST
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