• DHS Loses Track of its Spending

    DHS Loses Track of its Spending

    Created in 2002 to protect the nation’s people and borders, the Department of Homeland Security is still sorely lacking in some of its most basic duties over a decade later. According to a report from the Government Accountability Office, DHS has poorly tracked how much it spends on its workforce training programs and facilities each year.

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Feds Better Off Compared to Private Sector Workers, Survey Finds

Despite the ongoing pay freeze and talks of other cuts to federal employees’ pay and benefits, the majority of Americans still believe government workers are better off than private sector workers, a new survey has found.

The poll, conducted by Rasmussen Reports, found that 67 percent of respondents believed private sector employees work harder than government employees. Sixty-seven percent of the 1,000 respondents also said federal workers have more job security than private sector workers.

Most respondents also believe that government workers earn more money than private sector employees, a slight decrease from the 58 percent who agreed with that statement in September.

The respondents were split on their feelings on government employee unions: 46 percent oppose them while 49 percent favor them.

 

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Weekly Leadership Reflection

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.”
 Charles Swindoll

This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk: Developing and Engaging the Workforce with FMA

The Federal Managers Association (FMA) will host its 78th annual National Convention & Management Training Seminar from March 13 – 16 of this year.

 

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Manager Matters

How to Manage Through and After an EEO Complaint

Managers in today’s federal government perform an increasingly difficult job. With the strides that the government has made in recent years reducing inequality and discrimination in the workplace, the occurrence of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints has steadily risen.

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