Federal Times

  • Federal intern program violates hiring rules

    Federal Times and the Washington Post report on a Merit Systems Protection Board ruling that the Federal Career Intern Program violates the rules to make vacancies public.

  • What will happen to feds in 2011?

    This week’s show is all about you – the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress? January 12, 2011

  • Federal freeze to send SES running?

    Feds have many questions about what Congress and President Barack Obama have in store for them in the years ahead. Federal Times experts Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly, and Carol Bonosaro, Senior Executive Association President, join Mike Causey to discuss these issues.

  • TSP board buys $1.5M program to stop improper payments

    TSP Board’s Tom Trabucco describes the news system aimed at preventing another improper payment that happened earlier in the month.

  • Fundings and freezes

    On this week’s show, host Mike Causey talks with the Federal Times about fast-changing federal issues including the continuing resolution, the FY 2012 budget and the pay freeze proposals on the Hill. February 9, 2011

  • The budget, new and old, and your agency

    On this week’s show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times’ Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

  • 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,…

  • Shutdown averted…or not?

    This week’s show focuses on the continuing possibility of a government shutdown. Guests include Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times and AFGE’s Witold Skwierczynski. March 2, 2011

  • How feds help feds survive the worst

    The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

  • Feds rarely denied raise for poor performance

    Federal Times’ Steve Watkins and Steve Losey discuss the likelihood of bills targeting federal employees will have enough votes to pass.