Posts Tagged: Washington Post

Daily Dose: What About Our Children?

Do you receive a child care subsidy as a Federal employee? Joe Davidson at the Washington Post thinks it’s not enough: Child-care subsidy is spotty for government employees Here’s why: One benefit [the Federal government] provides, at least on paper and to some workers, is child-care subsidies. It’s certainly a good investment to support dayRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Let’s Telework (Finally?)!

Looks like your bunny slippers and bath robe are going to get a bit more use now that the Telework Enhancement Act was passed overwhelmingly in the Senate last Thursday. Ed O’Keefe, Federal Eye Columnist at the Washington Post, shared the news: Telework Legislation Passes A bit more about it from O’Keefe: The vote capsRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Isn’t It Time to Tear Down Federal Buildings?

A few months back, GovLoop Community Manager Andrew Krzmarzick made an appeal to the White House: “Mr. President: Tear Down Those Walls”. In a nutshell, he suggested that those “ugly, boxy buildings…represent everything that makes government less efficient and effective” and gave 5 reasons why it’s time to tear them down. So Ed O’Keefe onlyRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Facebook Makes War Hit Closer to Home

Last week, GovLoop featured an excellent review of the U.S. Army’s Facebook Landing page. For the Army, Facebook is a great way to keep families and friends informed of their latest activities, and serves as a superb recruitment vehicle. It also keeps families connected while men and women in uniform are away from home, asRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Peace Corps Pressing Toward 10,000 Volunteers

At their apex, Peace Corps volunteers totaled 9,000 back in 1970. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post reports that the number of volunteers is now 8,655 – that’s nearly one thousand more than a year ago and hopefully moving toward its goal of 10,000 per year: Peace Corps volunteer totals reach 40-year high According toRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Federal Workers DON’T Make Enough Money!

It turns out that you, Federal workers, should make more money. That’s the conclusion of the Federal Salary Council, as reported by Ed O’Keefe at the Washington Post: “Panel to consider federal pay raises.” O’Keefe says: “The Federal Salary Council is likely to hear an annual report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on whereRead… Read more »

Looks Like You’re a Lightning Rod (Again) This Election Cycle

Lisa Rein of the Washington Post asked GovLoop’ers last week if “Federal salaries are too high.” You gave her a great deal of feedback (37 comments) on her way to writing a story this past Saturday for the Washington Post: Here’s how it starts: From her sixth-floor office at the National Science Foundation inRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Eye Opener: Snow days cost government $71M

Happy Wednesday! Last month’s snow days that kept the federal government closed for almost a week cost taxpayers much less than initially feared. The government lost $71,074,495 worth of productivity for each snow day, according to updated estimates released Tuesday by the Office of Personnel Management. The figure dropped from an estimated $100 million becauseRead… Read more »