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Watchdog criticizes State Department foreign aid staffing

October 2, 2007 The amount of foreign assistance delivered directly by the State Department almost doubled between 2000 and 2006, but the department has not stepped up its efforts to make sure those funding programs are monitored by staff with the right skills and training, according to a new report from the Government...

Disability Loophole

October 1, 2007 Federal firefighters are trapped in a Catch-22 health crisis. Firefighters do risky work, a presumption that is doubly true for the federal firefighters who not only fight wildfires but provide emergency response and medical technician services for military and civilian facilities. Despite these unusual duties, federal firefighters face higher hurdles...

Steady funding, staffing urged for executive boards

September 28, 2007 Federal Executive Boards can play a major role in disaster response, but they could benefit from more staff, consistent funding and standard performance expectations, witnesses said at a Senate hearing Friday. The boards were formed in 1961 and provide a forum for federal employees who work outside Washington, D.C., to...

Survey: Feds less satisfied than private employees with moving services

September 27, 2007 A survey released Tuesday by J.D. Power and Associates suggests that federal employees and military personnel who have relocated are less satisfied with their experiences with moving companies than their counterparts in the private sector. "Part of it tends to be that the use of such things as storage facilities...

Personnel chiefs grapple with workforce planning, pay systems

September 26, 2007 Editor's note: The following story appears in the Sept. 15 issue of Government Executive Magazine, which focuses on the challenges facing C-title federal executives. For a directory of more than 500 key decision makers in federal finance, information technology, procurement and personnel, click here. It seems as though Toni Dawsey...

Arbitrator rules for union in dispute with IRS

September 26, 2007 An independent arbitrator has ruled that Internal Revenue Service officials acted improperly in unilaterally terminating certain provisions of the agency's contract with employees represented by the National Treasury Employees Union. Managers' prerogative to assign and schedule work did not outweigh the IRS' obligation to bargain in good faith with NTEU,...

Air traffic controllers sue over alleged mold problems

September 24, 2007 A group of Detroit-based air traffic controllers and their spouses have sued nine companies in a Michigan court, alleging that the firms failed to fully remove toxic mold from the facility where they worked and did not complete testing that would have revealed the extent of the problem. The controllers...

House passes FAA reauthorization bill

September 21, 2007 The House on Thursday night passed a bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration through 2011, incorporating language that would require the agency to reopen contract negotiations with a union representing air traffic controllers. House members approved the measure (H.R. 2881) by a vote of 267-151. "Today's vote gives us hope...

High-performing civil servants honored at black tie gala

September 20, 2007 Science and technology took center stage as federal employees were honored at a black tie dinner in Washington Wednesday for their exceptional contributions to the country. The winners of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service's sixth annual Service to America medals came from nine different agencies, and were recognized for...

Making Better Pay Decisions

September 20, 2007 The Economic Research Institute can tell you what you are likely to be paid if you have one of 5,867 jobs and live in any city of significant size in the United States. ERI can tell you what your bonuses and compensation would be worth, how fast your pay would...

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