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  • Deputy FAS Commissioner Jordan retires

    Jon Jordan, the deputy commissioner in the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, retired Nov. 3. Bill Sisk has been named to replace Jordan on an interim basis.

  • Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

    Brenda O’Connor, senior vice president for Public Affairs at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, will talk about the assistance that’s available for victims of Hurricane Sandy. November 2, 2012

  • Remembering an ‘unknown’ fed

    Does the name George Hans Strauss mean anything to you? If you are a career civil servant, chances are he touched your work life in a number of ways, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

    Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty – helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

  • DoD personnel chief taking medical leave of absence

    The Defense Department’s personnel chief Erin Conaton is taking a medical leave of absence, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement Wednesday. Panetta designated Jessica Wright, the assistant secretary of defense for Reserve Affairs, to act as the acting principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness in Conaton’s absence.

  • VIDEO: Battling brain cancer, GPO employee to compete in IRONMAN

    BethAnn Telford, an employee at the Government Printing Office, has battled brain cancer for the past seven years. But it isn’t stopping her from competing this weekend in the IRONMAN World Championship. She takes Federal News Radio inside her workout and explains her motivation before the big race.

  • IRS Commissioner Shulman stepping down next month

    IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman will leave the agency when his term ends next month, the IRS announced Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Steven Miller, will serve as acting commissioner after Schulman departs. Shulman’s last day will Nov. 9.

  • VA CHCO resigns one day before IG releases conference spending report

    John Sepulveda, the chief human capital officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, resigned Sunday. The agency’s inspector general is expected to release a final report today on two human resources conferences last year that cost the department $5 million.

  • Navy honors Tatigian’s 70 years of service

    Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.

  • NASA fills top job at Marshall Space Flight Center

    NASA announced several leadership changes including two promotions among its top administrators this week.

  • Honoring Sammies Awards winners

    Jim Seymour of the Partnership for Public sevice, and several Service to America medal winners join host Debra Roth on today’s program. September 21, 2012

  • GSA to hire new FAS Commissioner

    Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner’s job on USAJobs.gov on Monday.

  • Service to America winners announced, NIH employee named Fed of the Year

    The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies and gave the top honor, Federal Employee of the Year, to Lynne Mofenson, an employee at the National Institutes of Health, for her work to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.

  • Americorps team organized 60K volunteers in Joplin aftermath

    A team from the Corporation for National and Community Service is being hailed as heroes for coordinating 60,000 volunteers after the twister. Kelly Menzie- DeGraff led the effort under AmeriCorps.