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Putting IT reform into action

Jaime Gracia, industry co-chair of the Better Government IT Working Group, and President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, discusses how the working group will translate its findings into action.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Brookings, Washington University offer new executive degree

Jackson Nickerson, the associate dean and director of Brookings Executive Education, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the program.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 11:50am EDT
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Labor teams with IRS to take on employers who misclassify workers

Nancy Leppink, the deputy administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at Labor, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why misclassification is a problem — and why the problem is getting worse.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 11:01am EDT
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OPM survey shows feds upbeat despite challenges

Most federal employees remain satisfied at work, despite pay freezes and budget cuts. But a sizeable chunk of workers believe that pay raises and promotions are not based on merit and that their supervisors don't know how to handle poor performers. The Office of Personnel Management released these findings as part of the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:37am EDT
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Lynn touts DoD charitable giving

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is asking Defense Department workers to unite for charitable giving with the start of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 11:49am EDT

Better federal payments requires innovative approach

Dan Chenok, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the The Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation fund and the innovative pilot programs have come out of it.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Contractor growing own IT workforce through hands-on program

The Federal Drive spoke with Sudhir Verma, a senior director at Force 3, which runs a program to train its IT workforce, along with Marlena Clark, a graduate of the program.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:14am EDT
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Agency accountants fight fraud in government

AGA President Relmond Van Daniker joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the conference, the intersection of fraud and technology and how federal managers can also benefit from better fraud-detection efforts.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:11am EDT
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Best agencies to launch your federal career

Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach at PPS, breaks down the list of top agencies to jump-start your federal career.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 04:48pm EDT
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Conference aims to turn federal managers into 'wellness wonks'

Dr. Casey Chosewood, a senior medical officer for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, joined the Federal Drive to discuss an upcoming federal-employee wellness symposium.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Easy, cheap way to defuse workplace tension: Just breathe

Mary Mitchell, of The Mitchell Organization, a training and consulting practice, joined the Federal Drive to discuss ways to defuse workplace tension.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 10:12am EDT
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Agency social media Dos and Don'ts

What you say on Twitter and Facebook can get you in trouble at work. What you need to know from the National Labor Relations Board's Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon.

Friday - 08/26/2011, 09:51am EDT
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Earthquake recap: What went right and wrong

David Olive of Catalyst Partners discusses what could have gone better in the earthquake aftermath.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 03:56pm EDT
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GAO: EPA needs more coordination at 37 labs

In the last 20 years, independent evaluations of EPA's labs have turned up operations and management problems, according to the GAO report. EPA also struggles with consolidating its labs.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 03:54pm EDT
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After 9/11, management lessons learned

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how the 9/11 attacks 10 years ago affected.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 12:41pm EDT
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Open gov at agencies a 'mixed bag'

David Stern, Director of Online Engagement at AMERICASPEAKS, has an assessment of how your agency is doing in those areas.

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 03:27pm EDT
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NARA: Records management not one size fits all

Paul Wester, the chief records officer for the government at NARA, joined the Federal Drive to discuss recent allegations that the Securities and Exchange Commission improperly disposed of documents and how agencies can avoid breaking the rules, themselves.

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 08:12am EDT
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How HUD met its goals to speed grants — and cut costs

Ann Marie Oliva, head of the the Housing and Urban Development Department's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how she helped HUD meet its goals to more speedily process grants to help the homeless. Her efforts have earned her a finalist position for a Service to America Medal.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 10:26am EDT
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Agencies 'on right track' in sustainability efforts

Daniel Fiorino, an American University professor and author of an IBM Center report on the 2009 executive order mandating sustainability, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the green efforts a little less than two years later. In his report, he said agencies could learn from the private sector's sustainability efforts.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 09:16am EDT
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