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Workforce News

Federal agencies open Tuesday with option of unscheduled leave or telework

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open Tuesday, but workers have the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 03:53am EST

Do leaders have the stomach for real SES reform?

If there is to be major reform within the Senior Executive Service, the government needs the appetite to carefully consider exactly what problems it is solving, what it wants the SES to be and how best to get there, says Carol Bonosaro in a new commentary.

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 02:00am EST

Estate planning for younger families

Attorney Marc Levine joins host Bob Leins to answer emails about estate planning.
March 2, 2015

Monday - 03/02/2015, 09:36pm EST
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How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

Political leaders of all stripes have long called for reforming the Senior Executive Service. But what if instead of fixing the SES' current problems, the government wiped the slate clean and started from scratch? In part four of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:00am EST

Federal agencies open Monday under two-hour delay

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are open Monday under a two-hour delayed arrival, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

Monday - 03/02/2015, 03:43am EST

Fun stuff: the circus comes to town(s)

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation's capital.

Saturday - 02/28/2015, 11:34am EST
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Congress averts DHS shutdown

2 hours to deadline, House approves bill to fund Homeland Security for 1 week

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:20pm EST

Senate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security

Senate OKs 1-week funding for Homeland Security, sends measure to the House

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:20pm EST

Help for homeless vets

Randy Brown, director of Communications for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, will talk about the programs and services provided by his organization to help homeless veterans.
February 27, 2015

Friday - 02/27/2015, 08:18pm EST
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House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

House Republicans eye new approach to avoid Homeland Security partial shutdown

Friday - 02/27/2015, 02:20am EST

Justice applying lessons learned in kindergarten to IT

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, said shared services needs to be part of the culture of the organization. His office launched version 1 of the IT shared services catalog late last year.

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 10:08am EST
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Pension tax, federal pay raise, and more

Greg Stanford and Katie Maddocks with the Federal Managers Association join host Mike Causey to discuss a proposed pay raise for feds, and Andy Medici with the Federal Times gives us an update on pending legislation in Congress that will affect federal workers.
February 25, 2015

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 05:11pm EST
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Furloughed, but not forgotten: Congress pushes DHS shutdown pay

In case of a Friday shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security, the House and Senate have both proposed bills that would give retroactive pay to the agency's 30,000 furloughed employees.

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:48pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson baffled by 'absurd' budget conversation

A vote in the Senate could come as early as Thursday on a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department beyond this Friday. If passed, the bill would still have to clear the House, before being sent to the President's desk. While Congress was busy making moves Wednesday, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson went on the offensive to ensure Congress doesn't shut down his department. 30,000 DHS workers would be sent home and the trickle-down effect on state and local governments and law enforcement organizations would worsen if Congress doesn't pass a bill, Johnson said.

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:31pm EST

DHS shutdown twofer: Burning money and morale at the same time

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal talks about the real costs behind shutting down an agency.

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:01pm EST

Scott MacFarlane, Investigative Reporter, NBC NEWS4 I-Team

Federal employees are using their government-issued credit cards to buy gas for themselves, and sometimes friends and family. A lot of it in fact. A review of federal audits and court records by the NEWS4 I-Team found about 260 such cases. Scott MacFarlane is an Investigative Reporter with the NEWS4 I-Team. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what they found.

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 09:44am EST
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IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST

GAO: Ratings inflation, shrinking performance awards trouble SES system

What's the difference between an amazing senior executive and a pretty good one? Not much, says the Government Accountability Office after reviewing agencies' pay-for-performance compensation systems.

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 06:00am EST

Nervous in the 2015 civil service?

Do you come from a family of feds? Maybe your Mom and Dad had the same fears about civil service that you do, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:00am EST

Tax savings now and during the year

Tax and estate planning attorney Tom O'Rourke joins host Bob Leins to answer your questions about tax shelters, the TSP, the Roth TSP, and the Section 529 plan.
February 23, 2015

Monday - 02/23/2015, 05:53pm EST
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