Agency is hiring private legal counsel, plans to contest petitions of more than a third of employees who filed for an election.
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Training and leadership programs can help employees get to the top of the civil service ladder.
Employee organization argues formula hurts lower-level workers, with raises contingent on factors beyond their control.
Service hopes to set an example for the federal government in recruiting and retaining talent.
An amendment to the 2008 Defense authorization bill seeks to give contract workers the same protections as federal employees.
How service in prominent federal volunteer programs is treated in retirement computations.
Department has made progress on personnel reforms, but should begin basing pay on quality of work, report says.
Armed Services Committee votes to repeal portions of the Pentagon's personnel system, amid rigorous lobbying from federal labor unions.
Democrats in the 2008 presidential campaign turn to the federal employee program as a health care solution.
Group charges that until the agency receives more funding, its missions and workforce remain at risk.