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The SES, pay raises, and government hiring

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro joins host Mike Causey to discuss congressional legislation that would make it easier to fire members of the Senior Executive Service, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss pay raises, and the state of federal hiring.
July 30, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Senior Executive Service , Senior Executives Association , Carol Bonosaro , Federal Times , Andy Medici , federal pay raise , federal hiring , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Department of Veterans Affairs

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SES: Sacrificial lambs or sacred cows?

Before political correctness took hold, the definition of "mixed emotions" was a man watching his brand new Cadillac hurtle off a cliff with his mother-in-law at the steering wheel. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says SESers may be soon experiencing similar mixed emotions.

Tags: Mike Causey , SES ,

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 10:49pm EDT

SES reform: Is it about improving accountability or just plain politics?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Senior Executive Service Accountability Act that, if approved by the full House, the Senate and the President, would significantly change conditions of employment for members of the Senior Executive Service. But, is it a good bill, asks former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , SES , management ,

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 02:24am EDT

Shutdown: Not Again!

Worried about a repeat of last year's government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells us whether there's another October surprise in your future.

Tags: Mike Causey , shutdown , Congress , budget , sequestration

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Grants to be awarded for job-driven training initiatives

Agencies have until Oct. 1 to make competitive employment training grants more job-driven, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget. This follows the push from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for agency training programs to focus on connecting employees to the right jobs.

Tags: management , OMB , Joe Biden , Barack Obama , training , Stephanie Wasko , job training

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:01am EDT

Denying your federal DNA

With all the bad press the government, and government workers are getting nowadays, do you ever tell people you do something else---like maybe you are a travel agent or undertaker---for a living? If not, you may want to reconsider why not.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , management

Monday - 07/28/2014, 05:54am EDT

The business of threat assessment

Chuck Tobin, president of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, will talk about how threat assessment can be used to prevent workplace violence.
July 25, 2014

Tags: threat assessment , workplace violence , Chuck Tobin , Association of Threat Assessment Professionals , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 07/25/2014, 07:46pm EDT
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Bill making it easier to fire Senior Executives passes first test

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Senior Executive Service Accountability Act. The bill would reform the law governing the Senior Executive Service, in part by doubling the probation period of SES members and requiring agencies to justify the positions of SES staff every two years.

Tags: House , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Association , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 07/25/2014, 03:47am EDT

Kardashian to head the IRS; Federline succeeds Kerry at State Department

What if Kim Kardashian took over at the IRS, or Brittany Spears' ex Kevin Federline succeeded John Kerry at the State Department. Would that get your attention?

Tags: Kim Kardashian , Kevin Federline , Brittany Spears , Ryan Seacrest , Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 11:39am EDT
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