Archive for August 2014

Keeping an eye on the budget

August 19, 2014 - 02:27 PM
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After Capitol Hill's five week break, lawmakers will need to get to work on a continuing resolution that will fund the government in 2015. Although partisan politics is at an all time high, many are skeptical another shutdown is in the future.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed what federal workers need to keep an eye on come September with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

August 18, 2014 - 08:20 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist LaToya Foster break down the week in politics.

In this installment,they discuss the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Hillary Clinton's criticism of Obama, and David Gregory's departure from NBC.

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A senatorial spending surge

August 18, 2014 - 08:19 PM
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This year the upper house is in play, Democrats control the chamber but Republicans want to take it back, which means spending a lot of money.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed all the cash going back and forth with Capital Insider.

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Miscommunication and federal agencies

August 14, 2014 - 02:15 PM
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According to data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, senior leaders are not doing enough to communicate their vision to the federal workers they oversee.

Tom Fox, with the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.

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Thrift savings plans

August 5, 2014 - 02:21 PM
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The latest data indicates nearly all federal worker retirement funds ended in the red for July. The losses are a result of the massive sell off on Wall street during the last week of the month.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose", discussed TSP funds and proposed changes to retirement plans with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

August 4, 2014 - 12:35 PM
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Republican Strategist Mercedes Schlapp and Democratic Strategist LaToya Foster break down the week in politics.

In this installment,they discuss Obama's haters, Boehner's lawsuit, and Sarah Palin's new online presence.

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Reducing ambulance crash fatalities

August 4, 2014 - 12:31 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

James Green, project officer for the Division of Safety Research at the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, discussed his work to ensure the safety of EMT workers with Capital Insider.

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The Office of Congressional Ethics

August 4, 2014 - 12:08 PM
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The OCE is supposed to make sure lawmakers aren't misusing taxpayer money, or accepting unethical gifts. Now a new report shows the OCE is focusing more on campaign finance.

Dave Levinthal, seniore reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the change at the OCE with Capital Insider.

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