Shefali Kapadia

  • EEOC cancels second phase of furloughs

    After two weeks of deliberation and analysis of agency resources, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to cancel its second phase of furloughs.

  • Prime contractors show strong earnings despite sequestration

    Recent earnings reports reveal large margins and strong earnings per share for many prime contractors. But Financial Analyst Michael Lewis expects negative trends to start showing within the next few quarters.

  • Feds get ‘fired up,’ donate millions of pounds of food

    Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he’s not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it’s striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.

  • Are you mentally prepared to retire?

    More and more baby boomers are approaching retirement age, but that doesn’t mean they are leaving the workforce. Part of the reason is the mental satisfaction they get from their jobs, according to a new report.

  • NASA crash tests polka-dot chopper to study safety

    Researchers at the NASA Langley Research Center dropped a helicopter from a height of 30 feet into a bed of soil. They will use the data to create more efficient and safer designs in the future.

  • FEEA suspends furlough loans to feds

    The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund announced Wednesday it will have to suspend new furlough loans to civilian federal employees, due to a lack of available funds.

  • MSPB moves forward with furlough appeals

    The number of furlough appeals coming in each day to the Merit Systems Protection Board is steadily decreasing, allowing the board to move forward with consolidating appeals and preparing them for adjudication.

  • Grassroots organization breaks barriers for feds with disabilities

    Federal Employees with Disabilities, or FEDs, is an organization that promotes equality in the workplace for persons with disabilities. FEDs focuses on addressing inclusion and breaking attitudinal barriers.

  • FBI identifies Navy Yard shooter as Defense contract employee and former Navy reservist

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis used a valid pass to enter the Navy Yard premises Monday. Alexis worked for The Experts, a subcontractor on an HP Enterprise Services contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. He was able to obtain a valid pass to the Navy Yard through his work as a contractor.

  • OMB issues shutdown guidance to agencies

    The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Wednesday providing guidance to prepare federal agencies for the possibility of a government shutdown. The memo addressed several frequently asked questions, explaining everything from contracts and grants to the use of IT operations during an appropriations lapse.