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Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers In For Newfangled Surprises

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials said they hope a renovated building at 18th and F streets Northwest in downtown Washington will embody a new streamlin...

Dave Jamieson

Ryan Budget Misleads On Key Fact

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP House budget proposal released by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday included a standard Republican talking point for long-term def...

Federal Government Can't Even Get Its Own Workers To Pay Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Reven...

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Meeting With Your Federal Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

While agencies have their own performance management systems and timetables for employee reviews, these conversations should be occurring throughout the year.

New Bill Goes After Tax Deadbeats

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- A bill to fire federal workers who are tax deadbeats passed the House on Tuesday in an attempt to confront a problem that showed little ...

Great Summer Reads for Federal Leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Tom Fox

Even if you prefer The Hunger Games to the latest management tome, summer is the perfect time for federal leaders to check out some books that offer new leadership ideas, tools or techniques.

Before They Were Famous: Celebrities Who Were Once Federal Workers

Joseph A. Beaudoin | Posted 05.04.2012 | Celebrity
Joseph A. Beaudoin

Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?

No Respect for Federal Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Max Stier

It is time for our political leaders to focus on what it will take for government to succeed against a tide of increasing challenges and decreasing resources. More politically motivated quick wins are not the answer.

Big Losers In Contentious Debate Cry Foul

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax c...

House GOP Proposes Major Changes To Federal Pensions

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal employees would pay more toward their pensions and new employees would receive less generous retirement benefits under a Ho...

House Votes To Freeze Pay Of Federal Workers Through 2013

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday voted to freeze the wages of federal workers for a third straight year and put members of Congress on record...

Study Reveals Interesting Result On Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the governmen...

White House Proposing Raise For Federal Workers

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Obama administration official says the White House is proposing a 0.5 percent raise for civilian federal employees in its 2013 b...

Federal Government Pays Dead Workers $120 Million A Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

As politicians debate the best way to address the national deficit, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has found one line-item that would seem ea...

You Can Take It With You: Dead Federal Retirees Paid Millions Annually, Report Finds

Washington Post | By Ed O’Keefe | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

The federal government pays out millions of dollars to dead people each year -- including deceased retired federal workers, according to a new report....

Want to Drive Innovation in Your Federal Agency? Start With Leaders at the Top

Tom Fox | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

Leadership is the key to employee commitment, and ultimately to innovation and results.

Developing the Leadership Skills of High-Potential Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

Despite the lean times that lie ahead, the great challenges facing our nation and the need for more effective government call out for investing in the development of a new generation of leaders.

What Are Battered Feds To Do? Don't Worry, Be Happy

Tom Fox | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

There's been a steady drumbeat of bad news for federal employees for more than a year, and the stories are likely to get worse before they get better.

I Am a Federal Employee

Kelly Arsenault | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Kelly Arsenault

I am one of those federal workers at the lower end of the pay scale. Hopefully I can dispel some myths that the general population may be thinking about federal workers and the government shutdown.

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

What Would A Government Shutdown Look Like?

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Obama and congressional Republicans do not reach an agreement on how to fund the final seven months of the fiscal year, some military vet...

Restoring Worth to Our Public Servants

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive to The Washington Post. President Obama, much like John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this month, arrived at ...

Boeing Contract $1 Billion Waste

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

I was just watching a CNN story about Boeing contract to build a virtual fence at the Texas Border. Over $1 Billion of Federal Money has been paid on ...

Are Feds Fine With a Pay Freeze?

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

You might think that this austere environment would cause young people and prospective job seekers to steer clear of federal employment, but that may not be the case.

Is the Federal Pay Freeze Obama's PATCO?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The Obama administration, looking to bolster its deficit-cutting credentials and show its desire to take on what some label a "special interest" -- organized labor -- just announced a two-year freeze on the wages of all federal workers.