• The Political Appointee Timebomb Curse

    All federal workers have a political appointee as their big boss. And what they say goes, until they go. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the clock is ticking for thousands of noncareer appointees who are on, or about to go on, life support.

  • DoD to cut civilian senior execs

    The Defense Department will cut 209 senior executives, according to a DoD memo sent to The Federal Times. The memo said 126 positions will be eliminated and 83 jobs will be downgraded to GS-15 positions,…

  • OPM, OMB urge more investment in senior execs

    The memo issued by the Offices of Personnel Management and Management and Budget lay out proposals for developing the Senior Executive Service.

  • 2010 and Beyond: Bureaucrat Bashing

    Carol Bonasaro, the president of the Senior Executive Association, says the public unpopularity of federal employees created a trying year for federal managers.

  • OMB asssessment: analysis from the SES

    Learn more about what senior executives thought about OMB’s memo.

  • New executive order further restricts lobbyists

    President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that extends limits on lobbyists serving in the federal government.

  • CMS Senior Exec says it’s all about the outcomes

    ”Performance management isn’t just a good government idea, it quite frankly is a matter of surviving and hopefully thriving,” says Michelle Snyder, deputy chief operating officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • How to succeed in the SES

    At the Executive Update 2010 conference, a panel of seasoned senior executives and new senior executives provide advice on how to be effective and successful in SES positions, from the SES on-boarding process through the first 18 months in the SES role. Panelist Daniel Weinberg, an assistant director at Census, gives us a preview.

  • What every federal manager should know for 2010

    SEA’s Executive Update 2010 Conference happens once a year to make sure that members of the Senior Executive Service, and all federal managers, are up to speed when it comes to potential changes and the President’s expectations. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey gets details from SEA president Carol Bonosaro.

  • More feds might be needed for hiring reforms

    Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executive Service, brings Federal News Radio analysis of what the changes might mean for federal employees.

  • SES: Life at the Top Isn’t So Hot

    Half of those eligible for it don’t want to go into Senior Executive Service. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the issue isn’t money.

  • Your Turn preview: Who needs the SES?

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey brings us a sneak peak.

  • Reform of Postal Service retirement system needed

    This week on Your Turn, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey brings you updates about the United States Postal Service and what it needs to do to get back in the red, as well as a recent report regarding the Senior Executive Service. NALC President Fred Rolando and SEA President Carol Bonosaro give Federal News Radio their thoughts.

  • Politics and Your 2011 Pay Raise

    The low-ball 1.4 percent pay raise the White House has proposed for federal workers and military personnel may be a poker chip politicians will use over the summer. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells why the 2011 pay raise isn’t chiseled in stone.