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Bernie Sanders Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill As Federal Contract Workers Strike

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal contr...

Homeless U.S. Capitol Workers Crowdfund To Help Fellow Workers

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Last week, contract workers at the U.S. Capitol went on strike to advocate for better working conditions and higher wages. Now, some of those workers ...

Answering Our Call to Service: Educating the Public Sector

Jayson Boyers | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Anyone who has followed my columns in the Huffington Post knows I am a vocal proponent for establishing a three-way partnership between higher education, industry and community.

20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Words Still Matter

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Much has been done since then to increase security and safety around federal buildings. Sadly, there has been no such progress in eliminating the types of anti-government sentiments that drove domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to target federal government employees on that fateful day.

Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a f...

DC Strikers Demand 'More Than the Minimum' for Federal Workers

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Who is our government for? The broad masses of regular, working people or a very few already-wealthy people?

Rep. Jim Moran on Leadership and Scapegoats

Tom Fox | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has served in Congress for almost 24 years and is well-known for his efforts on behalf of federal employees and military retire...

Building a brand for your federal agency

Tom Fox | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal leaders know all too well, budgets are tight and federal hiring is limited. But this doesn't mean that agencies should simply throw in the ...

Leadership Lessons From the Olympics

Tom Fox | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Like many of you, I love watching the Winter Olympics for both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Beyond witnessing these incredible athle...

How to Take Charge of Your Career

Tom Fox | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Jesse Sostrin is the author of "Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job." He is also a consult...

Obama Signs Order For Federal Pay Raise

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU, Dec 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order setting federal civilian and military pay scales for 2014, a...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers Were Miserable Even Before The Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal workers are increasingly disenchanted with their jobs and frustrated by their stagnant pay and shrinking resources, according to...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers Still Fuming Over Shutdown -- Hundreds Sue Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not even three weeks since the shutdown ended, hundreds of federal employees who worked through the impasse have now filed paperwork to ...

Federal Employees To Return To Work Thursday: White House

Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell notified furloughed federal workers late Wednesday that they should plan to return to ...

Amanda Terkel

Furloughed Federal Workers To Receive Prestigious Award For Work They're Currently Barred From Doing

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday evening, nine outstanding public servants will receive a prestigious award for improving the lives of the American public. F...

Forget Drink Specials In DC. This Is The Best City To Be Furloughed In

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

DC bars, restaurants and movie theaters are offering specials to federal employees affected by the government shutdown. The sentiment is well-meaning,...

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...

GOP Shutdown: A Game of Shameful Politics

Jim Moore | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Dave Jamieson

Shutdown Would Mean 'Involuntary Servitude' For Federal Workers: Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress fails to pass a spending bill and shuts down the government, federal workers shouldn't expect to be made whole for their fur...

Stephen M. R. Covey's guide to building trust

Tom Fox | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

In today's federal environment, resources are constrained but the demand for services is higher than ever. Tom Fox spoke with best-selling author Step...

How to develop your presence as a leader

Tom Fox | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Executive presence is an essential element of effective leadership according to Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Amy Jen Su, co-authors of Own the Room: Dis...

Working Through Management Challenges at the National Credit Union Administration

Tom Fox | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The economic crisis that unfolded in 2008 and 2009 had a severe impact on all of the nation's financial institutions, including credit unions. Debbie ...

Tackling management challenges at the Department of Homeland Security

Tom Fox | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is on the frontlines protecting the nation against terrorism and responding to natural disasters and other e...

Getting past the roadblocks to government innovation

Tom Fox | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Innovation can take many forms in government, from implementing improved work processes and more effectively providing critical services to the public...

Meet the new Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner

Tom Fox | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), within the Department of Labor, provides regular reports on the nation's unemployment, inflation, consumer price...