federal employees

  • Senate committee examines recruiting and retaining feds

    As Public Service Recognition Week continues here in the Nation’s Capital, one Senate committee with a long history of effort on behalf of federal workers is looking at recruiting and retaining the next generation of…

  • How to stop al Qaida’s snack attacks

    National Security Correspondent JJ Green learns that stopping these kinds of attacks depends on something called ”evolving intelligence.”

  • Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

    A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.

  • When a tax cut isn’t a tax cut for feds

    As proposed by the President, people who pay into Social Security would have their payroll tax cut by 2 percentage points next year. Those who don’t pay into Social Security, like nearly 600,000 federal employees, would see no change. NARFE’s Dan Adcock explains why there’s grousing on both sides.

  • How many people work for government?

    Learn more about how many people are working for the government, and how many aren’t from Christopher Goodman, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Whistleblowers: Who guards the guards?

    Government workers are under orders to blow the whistle if they spot waste, fraud or abuse. But, for many, that is easier said than done. What if the crook or clown is your immediate boss? Or your agency head? So who guards the guards?

  • For feds, it’s ‘WTH?’ time

    With 24/7 coverage of alleged scandals at GSA, DoD and the Secret Service, many feds are wondering: “What next?” So what do you do if your agency suddenly finds itself in the spotlight?

  • On the show today – April 19

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • NASA’s new stars make geeky seem chic

    Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as “Mohawk Guy” of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.

  • IFVs — Feds as the ultimate swingers!

    With just weeks until election day, take time out to consider what may be one of the largest most-likely-to-vote bloc of voters that is mostly underneath the political radar. Meet the IFVs (Invisible Federal Voters). And check out their numbers in critical swing vote states.