Federal News Radio broadcasted live from the Human Capital Management Federal (HCMF) Training Event on Nov. 28 in Arlington, Va. Listen to our interviews with federal executives as they discuss the Student Pathways program, utilizing free tools like HR University and how to enhance telework at your agency.

Joleen Macek
Manager, Career Management Program
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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Some of the happiest federal employees work at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. What does it take to create a positive workplace and keep it that way? Macek is part of the team responsible for new employee orientation, mentoring program, student intern developmental programs and other career management initiatives.

Linda Taglialatela
Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer
State Department

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The State Department has employees all over the world and they face some unique staffing challenges because of that. They're working to fill persistent gaps abroad and recruiting the next generation of civil servants, while striving to meet agency goals. Taglialatera is discussing the Student Pathways program and how to make the most of it at your agency. She's been serving in the government for almost 40 years, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 1997 and a Presidential Rank Award winner.

Mary Santiago, VA
Director of Veterans Employment Services Office
Veterans Affairs Department

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Every agency has an obligation to give veterans preferences. How does VA become a model for hiring vets.

Gene Hubbard
National Science Foundation

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Federal HR managers are talking about their biggest successes and challenges at the Human Capital Management Federal event this week. Hiring reform has been one of the most successful HR initiatives of President Barack Obama's first term. Overall, agencies have simplified their application process and are filling vacancies faster. Hubbard says that's happened at the National Science Foundation, but it's just part of the overall recruitment strategy.

Peter Shelby
Associate Dean
National Intelligence University

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Federal human capital managers and experts are gathering for the next three days in Arlington, Va. They'll be putting their heads together to improve personnel management practices government-wide.

Adam Ramsey
Human Resources Director
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

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A recent governmentwide survey found many federal employees have the blues. The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows morale has declines amid talk of program cuts and an extended pay freeze. Fewer feds are likely to recommend their agencies as great places to work.

Scott Logan
Vice President
Monster Government Solutions

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In constrained budget times, what are the trends for federal hiring? And in the midst of a federal pay freeze and threats to federal pay and benefits, how do agencies stay competitive with the private sector?

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