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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 »

Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

By Manuel Valdes and Sharon McFarland SEATTLE -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Read More »

Many Federal Workers Out-Earn Private Sector Labor

Many Federal Workers Out-Earn Private Sector Labor

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government's generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said. Once pension... 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 »

Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

By JIST Publishing During rough economic times, workers experience multiple levels of stress related to layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and myriad other issues. Most employees just want to ensure their jobs are secure. Laurence Shatkin, in his new book 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, details the most secure... Read More »

Looking For A Government Career? Check Out These Top Federal Jobs

Looking For A Government Career? Check Out These Top Federal Jobs

By Lori Michelle Ryan, JIST Publishing Finding and obtaining any job with the federal government can be tough, but how do you know which are the most promising positions to seek? Laurence Shatkin's new book, "150 Best Federal Jobs," breaks down the top federal jobs into several categories, including... Read More »

Gun-Toting Clerk Accused Of Bullying Employees In Michigan

Gun-Toting Clerk Accused Of Bullying Employees In Michigan

Being bullied may conjure up images of tough kids on a playground taunting smaller classmates. But it's quite a different scenario in suburban Detroit, where a local government employee stands accused of intimidating co-workers -- and not merely with a gruff attitude. Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon... Read More »

USAJOBS Turns Frustration to Friendship With Social Media

USAJOBS Turns Frustration to Friendship With Social Media

When USAJOBS -- the online portal for federal jobs -- shut down for a few days in October to launch it's new website, government job seekers and recruiters had high expectations for the potential features and functionality. With fresh updates that included the ability to upload several resumes, determine an... 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 »

Best Places to Work: How Employee Satisfaction Can Enhance Agency Recruitment Efforts

Best Places to Work: How Employee Satisfaction Can Enhance Agency Recruitment Efforts

By Tim McManus How many job seekers say, "I want to work for an organization with a poor reputation?" Or, "I want to work at a place where employees don't get any personal or professional satisfaction?" Read More »

Most Improved Places To Work In Government

Most Improved Places To Work In Government

Not long after Sheila Bair was appointed to chair the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2006, senior officials at the FDIC sat down in a series of meetings to discuss what to do about a disturbing statistic. "We couldn't figure out why our agency was 25th in the rankings" of employee satisfaction,... 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 »

Advice For Government Job Seekers: Don't Wait

Advice For Government Job Seekers: Don't Wait

By David Reinhold, AOL Government As college students, we keep hearing that "times are tough." In the midst of economic uncertainty, we are studying hard, networking and trying to keep our resumes fresh. We want to work, and for those of us with a passion for public service, the government is our first... Read More »

Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

The debate over federal employee pay is an old and always fiery one. Every year, the Federal Salary Council comes out with a report that states that federal workers receive significantly less pay compared to private workers in similar jobs. Then conservative think tanks strike back with their own analyses,... 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 »

Poor Clerk First To Win Million On India Game Show

Poor Clerk First To Win Million On India Game Show

By Nirmala George A poor government clerk from a desolate region of eastern India has become the first person ever to win $1 million on an Indian game show. Sushil Kumar's staggering win on the popular Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" has transformed him into a role model for millions of... Read More »

Government Job Losses A Growing Drag On Recovery

Government Job Losses A Growing Drag On Recovery

By Tom Raum WASHINGTON -- Conservative Republicans have long clamored for government downsizing. They're starting to get it -- by default. Crippled by plunging tax revenues, state and local governments have shed over a half million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. And, after adding jobs... Read More »

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