federal employees

  • Senate bill would make it harder for political appointees to become civil servants

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee bill would create stronger laws to prevent political appointees from becoming career federal employees.

  • Senators want more tax help for federal employees who relocate

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) say federal agencies aren’t proactively helping employees understand how or if they should pay taxes on moving expenses for their jobs.

  • Tammy Flanagan: ‘Your plan might be changing’

    Feds need to check their health benefits this open season, even if they don’t intend on changing plans; the plans themselves could be changing.

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly Talks Federal Workforce Issues

    Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio September 21 at 11:00 AM as host Debra Roth speaks to Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), five-term representative from Virginia’s 11th District and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations. Connolly will chime in on the federal workforce matters currently before Congress, including ongoing uncertainty about whether federal employees will receive a pay raise for 2019. Roth will also be joined in-studio by Federal Times Senior Reporter Jessie Bur and Jenny Mattingley, a federal sector management consultant who was formerly Director of the White House Leadership Development Program and Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council.

    September 21, 2018

  • Are federal workers terrible drivers?

    Allstate insurance company has come out with its annual best-and-worst list and neither Baltimore nor Washington, D.C., the two biggest hubs of federal workers, did not fare well.

  • Who names a holiday Labor Day?

    In many parts of the country today marks the unofficial, but real end of summer. Schools that are not in session will be tomorrow, and traffic will be back to full gridlock mode.

  • Federal unions: Return to the status quo

    Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko and Jory Heckman join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the recent court ruling against the Trump administration’s crackdown against federal unions, and why there is a mini-exodus of scientists from the federal government. Aug. 29, 2018

  • How ‘official time’ saves nonunion members money

    The recent court ruling against the administration’s crackdown by executive order against federal unions delighted some people inside government. Others think the decision is highly political.

  • Going political: Fast track to unemployment

    People who say it is next to impossible to fire a federal worker should study — and then maybe rejoice in — the Hatch Act, a much-amended 1940s law designed to keep career federal and postal workers from engaging in partisan political activity on the job.

  • Who decides when (and maybe even if) you can afford to retire?

    Are you retiring at the first opportunity? Or are you planning to work extra because you like the job or your coworkers and want to build your annuity?