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Fiscal Cliff Threatens 277,000 Federal Jobs

Fiscal Cliff Threatens 277,000 Federal Jobs

By Jennifer Liberto WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Federal workers have weathered a two-year pay freeze, increased health insurance premiums, and threats of more cuts from Republicans. Now their jobs are in jeopardy. Some 277,000 workers -- 14% of the federal work force -- could lose their jobs in the next 12... Read More »

Federal Budget Cuts Could Result in 2 Million Jobs Lost

Federal Budget Cuts Could Result in 2 Million Jobs Lost

By Donna Cassata WASHINGTON -- Automatic cuts in federal spending will cost the economy more than 2 million jobs, from defense contracting to border security to education, if Congress fails to resolve the looming budget crisis, according to an analysis released Tuesday. Read More »

Congress Targets Federal Workers For Savings

Congress Targets Federal Workers For Savings

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal workers were $15 billion losers as Congress looked for ways to pay for parts of the just-passed legislation to extend the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Read More »

Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Rose To All-Time High Last Year

Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Rose To All-Time High Last Year

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Federal job discrimination complaints rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in bias charges based on religion and national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the... Read More »

Avoid These 11 Mistakes During Your Federal Job Search

Avoid These 11 Mistakes During Your Federal Job Search

By Lori Michelle Ryan, JIST Publishing Federal job seekers are often frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process. In their new book, "Find Your Federal Job Fit," authors Janet Ruck and Karol Taylor explain that the "federal application process, which is unlike any... Read More »

Partnership Ranks Best Places To Work In The Federal Government

Partnership Ranks Best Places To Work In The Federal Government

The Partnership for Public Service released the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings last week – an important tool for Congress, the Obama administration and agency leaders to measure employee job satisfaction and commitment, gauge federal agency progress and identify signs of... Read More »

Public Sector Job Satisfaction Lags Private-Sector Counterparts

Public Sector Job Satisfaction Lags Private-Sector Counterparts

Employees in the private sector continued to be more satisfied with their jobs, the way their organizations work and their supervisors than their counterparts in the federal government, according to data released this week by the Partnership for Public Service. According to an analysis by Hay Group contained... Read More »

11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid - Lessons From Former Feds

11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid - Lessons From Former Feds

Despite some notable improvements over the past year by the Office of Personnel Management to streamline the process for federal hiring, federal job seekers are still often frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process. Agency recruiters and prospective job seekers may... Read More »

Committee Approves Bill To Cut Federal Workforce

Committee Approves Bill To Cut Federal Workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee has approved legislation that would require a 10 percent reduction in the federal civilian workforce by Sept. 30, 2014. Read More »

The Best And Worst Agencies To Start A Federal Career

The Best And Worst Agencies To Start A Federal Career

By Deanna Glick, AOL Government Apparently, twenty-somethings who work for the VA love their jobs. This is among the insights in a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte based on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 2010 employee survey. Read More »

Many Federal Jobs Come With a Lifetime Guarantee -- Now That's Job Security

Many Federal Jobs Come With a Lifetime Guarantee -- Now That's Job Security

It's not so long ago that many employers offered workers jobs for life, be it IBM, General Motors or General Electric. Today, however, workers are lucky to log more than a few years at a job before moving on -- unless, it seems, they work for the federal government. Those employed by Uncle Sam have such... Read More »

Obama Administration Freezes Federal Pay -- Economic Hit to D.C.

Obama Administration Freezes Federal Pay -- Economic Hit to D.C.

The Obama Administration announced a proposed two-year pay freeze for all federal workers in civilian jobs, reports Emily Long at GovExec.com. This could quiet some of the growing outrage over the reality that the average wage for the 1.95 million civilian workers is $81,258 versus $50,462 for the 101 million... Read More »

How to Land a Government Job

How to Land a Government Job

Considering applying for a government job? The application process differs from the private sector and applicants need to study up before embarking on a federal job search. AOL recently spoke to Kathy Troutman -- author of 'Ten Steps to a Federal Job' and 'Federal Resume Guidebook,' and president of The Resume... Read More »

Applying for a Federal Job is About to Get Easier

Applying for a Federal Job is About to Get Easier

Over a year ago, President Obama initiated an overhaul of the federal hiring process that will culminate in critical changes for all current federal employees, anyone who is looking at federal employment, and those who might want to transition from military service into federal employment. Read More »

The Peace Corps Led to a Great Job

The Peace Corps Led to a Great Job

Can serving the world lead to a great job? Yes it can! In my last post, I talked about how volunteer work with federal organizations such as the Peace Corps or VISTA can help you gain job skills and contacts that will land you a job afterward, even in this tough economy. Todd Valdini provides a good... Read More »

Second Career for Military Personnel

Second Career for Military Personnel

Jay Drake spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy. When he retired, he found it difficult to make the transition to the civilian work world. Drake was hardly noticed as a job candidate by hiring managers, landing only two phone screens and no-face-to face-interviews. "This was surprising to me considering I was bringing... Read More »

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