Deborah Lee James

White House

Federal Service Impasses Panel back in action

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Service Impasses Panel is back to work with all new members.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan StefankoU.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Twila Stone readies her weapon during a Memorial Day ceremony May 28, 2012, at the Texas State Veteran Cemetery in Abilene, Texas. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Stone is assigned to the 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Air Force cuts back transition training requirements

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)

As Air Force tries to grow, it’s still kicking out airmen from previous cuts

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Air Force digs in on personnel policies as transition nears

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Lt. Gen. Arnold BunchAir Force housing

Air Force still has work to do on acquisition scheduling

The Air Force is still struggling to shorten its contract award times as it begins a big modernization push.

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Citing strained force, Air Force cuts dozens of extra duties

Air Force senior leaders routinely point out that their service is the busiest it’s been in decades. They’ve now decided to partially compensate by scaling…

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Air Force offers new bonuses to retain drone pilots; fighter pilot shortage at ‘crisis’ levels

The Air Force said Wednesday that it would begin offering retention bonuses of up to $35,000 to entice its unmanned aircraft pilots to stay in the military as part of an ongoing “get-well” plan for a workforce that’s been stretched extremely thin.

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