As part of Navy Month, Rear Adm. Matt Winter, outgoing Chief of Naval Research looks back on his career at the Office of Naval Research. What he is most proud of is working with “the best and brightest scientists in the world.”
Proposed changes to the federal retirement system could force current federal employees to delay retirements and spark financial hardship for current retirees. Federal financial experts discuss these proposals, which President Donald Trump included in his full fiscal 2018 budget request.
The President’s full 2018 budget proposal offers a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees and a 2.1 percent raise to members of the military. But federal employee unions and organizations say the raise does little to undo the damage the President’s proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits will have on current employees and retirees and future government workers. The budget also details workforce reductions at some agencies.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the greatest fear of retirees who don’t get a pension from work or an inflation adjustment is running out of money.
President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate George Nesterczuk, a former senior adviser with broad government experience, to lead the Office of Personnel Management.
With the Trump administration proposing budget cuts and workforce reductions in other agencies, many feds could soon find themselves offered a lump sum to call it quits early. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what you should consider before making a decision.
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says civil service reform is coming. The committee heard proposals for possible changes to federal employees’ pay and benefits Thursday.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal and Social Security retirees may be in for a cost-of-living adjustment that’ll trump January’s proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers.
Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, says the issue of federal pay is too complicated to have a simple, one-size-fits-all answer.
Congress is in the midst of “reforming” the federal government by rounding up overpaid bureaucrats and whittling back their break-the-bank benefits.
The Trump administration’s Defense budget proposal envisions billions of dollars in savings from more oversight on IT, base closures, health care reforms and plane tickets.
A conservative think-tank says federal pay and benefits don’t line up with what’s offered in the private sector, and seek to cut $333 billion in personnel costs over the next decade.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a win for drone hobbyists as the Court of Appeals in D.C. found the Federal Aviation Administration overstepped it’s authority in forcing recreational UAS flyers to register their aircraft.
The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security led a much more coordinated and informed defense against the WannaCry cyber attack that began May 12.
Dr. Matthew D. Harris, an associate adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, argues reducing the number of smaller OIGs will enhance the overall independence and effectiveness of the IG community.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman says her subcommittee is working toward President Donald Trump’s requested budget.
Kevin Cox, the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program manager, said 11 agencies have dashboards in place and more are expected to come online in the next few months.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls for the Pentagon to enter into private commercial marketplaces.
So clearly there is risk in eliminating the polygraph for new hire. A risk management approach asks, is it a risk worth taking?
The Environmental Protection Agency’s CFO said offices should continue to follow April 2017 hiring guidance, while the agency prepares its FY2017 enacted operating plan for Congress.
Senate appropriators continue to be concerned about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, particularly letting each agency have a working capital fund.
Lawmakers are pushing key Defense Department nominees to begin considering how to put a comprehensive cyber policy in place.
In today’s Federal Newscast, three federal agencies launch a new network to quickly relay information about individuals considered a threat to police officers.
Industry and lawmakers generally like the bill, but think it might need to be fleshed out a little more.
Roger Waldron gives GSA plans for streamlining and reform of procurement processes a thumbs up on behalf of The Coalition for Government Procurement
If you’re considering automation software and development, these benefits may help aid in your search.