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Federal Workers

Rep. Jim Moran on Leadership and Scapegoats

Tom Fox | Posted 06.06.2014 | 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 ...

This Is NOT A Good Look For The IRS

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 700 employees of Internal Revenue Service contractors owe $5.4 million in back taxes, said a report Wednesday by the agency...

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 ...

Obama Slams 'Damaging And Destructive' Rhetoric

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says long-standing views that federal workers are lazy or don't do important work have contri...

Federal Government Work Piles Up A Week Into Shutdown

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups lit...

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.

Federal Workers Prepare For Shutdown Process

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal employees will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even if the government shuts down. Federal agenci...

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...

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...