Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Federal Eye: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

'Don't ask, don't tell' decision appealed to Supreme Court

A Republican group suing the Obama administration to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law asked the Supreme Court Friday to overrule this week's decision by a federal appeals court to keep the policy in place while it considers the matter.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 5, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Military, Supreme Court  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Merit board decision undercuts federal career intern program

A Merit Systems Protection Board decision significantly undercuts the Federal Career Intern Program, which organized labor has long claimed violated the statutory preference given veterans seeking U.S. government employment. In two cases brought by veterans, one against the Office of...

By Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson  | November 5, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

TV preview: National Geographic's 'Inside the State Department'

The upcoming program, "Inside the State Department" follows U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her team of advisers as they travel to some of the world's most embattled regions in the name of American diplomacy.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 5, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

'Don't ask, don't tell' could divide Republicans

This week's wins by House and Senate Republicans are not slowing efforts to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law and policy. The issue may in fact divide Republicans when lawmakers consider the issue once again during the upcoming lame-duck session.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 5, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Military  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Report: One-quarter of new federal hires leave in two years

As soon as Uncle Sam finds good employees, he loses a bunch of them. Nearly a quarter of new federal government hires leave their jobs within two years, according to a report released Thursday.

By Joe Davidson  | November 4, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Election 2010: Who won the old jobs of Obama administration officials?

Democrats this week successfully defended most, but not all of the House and Senate seats and governorships once held by politicians who joined the Obama administration, keeping six of the nine spots they collectively vacated.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 4, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

With GOP win, Issa previews his oversight plans

House Republicans made historic gains Tuesday, ensuring Rep. Darrell Issa's role as one of the Obama administration's top antagonists.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 3, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Congress, Oversight  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

GOP wins could mean pay cuts for fed workers

What a difference an Election Day makes. Republican legislation affecting federal employees that went nowhere in an 111th Congress controlled by Democrats now will see the sunshine in the 112th, with the House of Representatives controlled by the GOP.

By Joe Davidson  | November 3, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Congress, Workplace Issues  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Federal hiring changes bring hope, skepticism

People looking for work with the federal government often call Kathryn Troutman and her company, The Resume Place, for tips on writing the perfect federal job application. But business is down right now because, she suspects, potential federal job seekers are waiting until this week to take advantage of promised changes to the tedious federal job application process.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Administration, From The Pages of The Post, Workplace Issues  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Federal Eye hits the campaign trail

Blogging will be lighter this week as The Federal Eye sets his sights on West Virginia as part of The Washington Post's Campaign 2010 coverage.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 1, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  About the Blog  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Federal salaries fall behind private sector, panel says

Official numbers released by the government late last week show salaries of federal workers falling slightly farther behind their private-sector counterparts in the last year, by an average of 2.1 percent across the country.

By Lisa Rein and Eric Yoder  | November 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Chu talks zombies and vampires on Facebook

The walking dead have infiltrated the Energy Department.

By Associated Press  | October 31, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Administration  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company