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Some Republican members of Congress are making an election-year pitch to reduce the Federal worker headcount, and save money. But would it really do that?
On Tuesday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote a column regarding the federal pay freeze and union membership. Well, he got a good number of emails from readers and listeners, some of whom said they think unions are too political. On this week\'s Your Turn, Causey talked with Colleen Kelley of the NTEU and Judy Park of NARFE to get their thoughts.
When the Senate voted not to freeze your salary it may have deprived federal union leaders with what Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says would have been their greatest ever recruiting tool: anger.
An upcoming conference features theme-based workshops led by prominent whistleblowers and good government organizations, a national security panel with star whistleblowers in the industry and more! Tom Devine with the Government Accountability Project has details.
Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.
Putting manure on strawberries produces excellent results, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it can be quite a disappointment if you were expecting cream and sugar.
The National Treasury Employees Union is asking the federal court to end the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP). NTEU national president Colleen Kelley explains.
The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations miss a deadline to report to President Obama by at least 30 days. They need more time to figure out how to give managers and rank-and-file feds a place where they can sit down and discuss common problems.
Employee union claims agencies have abused their privileges and OPM has done nothing to stop them. NTEU says the Federal Career Internship Program flies in the face of merit system hiring principles.
AFGE and NTEU see areas where OPM could improve the federal human resources processes, but believe a major overhaul is not necessary. AFGE calls for more steps in the GS system and a broader use of career ladders. NTEU wants managers to receive more and better training on the how to best use the current HR processes.
Over the last several years, one federal agency has ranked highest in government-wide employee surveys as the \"best place to work in the federal government\": the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in Rockville, Md. But in an era where OPM plans to reform the hiring and management of federal workers, how does NRC plan to stay at the top of its game as an \"employer of choice\"? Federal News Radio\'s Max Cacas continues our week-long series, HReinvented.
11:59 tonight is the deadline for voting for the Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Awards.
Extension comes after employee unions and others ask for it during a hearing last week. Employees must decide whether to stick with their current plan and see premiums increase, or move to a different plan.
Past 8 years \'frustrating\' for new panel chair