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The author says that the belief that executives are the keys to an organization’s performance is an idea that goes back decades, but he says that middle management is an area that is often overlooked as a crucial element in how employees view their work experience in an organization.
A Fredericksburg resident working as an information technology specialist for the National Science Foundation (NSF) pleaded guilty late Thursday to theft of government property totaling more than $90,000, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Airports across the country have sued to block a new Transportation Security Administration directive that requires them, starting Jan. 1, to begin guarding exit security doors as passengers leave flights and head for baggage claims.
The federal government has fared worse than the overall economy this year in terms of employment, losing workers while other sectors ticked upward, according to government data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
As closed-door congressional budget talks appear likely to continue into the weekend, federal workforce groups are warily watching for signals that a deal on a 2014 spending bill could require employees to pay more into the two main pension programs.
Federal, state and local governments hired a net additional 338,000 workers in November, equaling 41 percent of the total of 818,000 net additional jobs created in the United States during the month. – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/41-net-new-jobs-november-were-government#sthash.9IGMCVxG.dpuf
The number of out of work Americans has fallen to the lowest level since 2008 after some federal workers, who were counted as jobless in October, returned to work after a 16-day partial shutdown of the government.
The House’s chief administrative officer is urging the Office of Personnel Management to take “immediate steps” to ensure lawmakers and aides can get enrolled under Obamacare despite the myriad glitches they’ve endured as they’ve tried to sign up.
House officials say lawmakers and their staffs with current health insurance about to be terminated at the end of the year will automatically have coverage extended until the end of January unless they have already enrolled in new coverage.
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are only a few billion dollars in budgetary savings away from a deal that would set spending levels and blunt the impact of across-the-board spending cuts for the next two years, according to sources close to the negotiations.
Representatives Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrats, said today that they will oppose a budget deal that makes “unfair and indiscriminate cuts to federal employee pay or retirement benefits.”