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Best Practices News

Most agencies lacking in classification policy

Less than half of the agencies directed by the President have complied with his 2010 request for a document security policy. ISOO has released their annual report on the agencies progress and where they need improvement.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:07pm EDT

OPM gives agencies new way to measure time-to-hire

The Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Council Officers council have provided guidelines to agencies for improving time-to-hire. The requirements will begin June 30.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 02:42pm EDT

OPM: Tips to meet June 7 telework deadline

The Office of Personnel Management has produced guidelines for implementing a policy for telework. The guide outlines expectations of teleworkers and reminds agencies of the June 7 deadline to finalize their policies.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:40pm EDT

One year post-spill, Thad Allen sees progress

Working with government agencies means working in a political environment. The response, former Coast Guard Admiral and Commandant Thad Allen said, was "as much as a political event as an operational event."

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:08am EDT
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20 Ideas to reform government

Common Good's Philip Howard asked 20 top American thinkers for their ideas.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:30pm EDT
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OMB finalizes plain writing law implementation

OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT

How to improve life for Performance Improvement

PIOs have been interviewed to find out what issues and challenges they are facing. Its report provides some solutions for improving performance management across government. Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton, has details.

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:08am EDT
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PIOs stretched too thin, lack authority to affect change

The Partnership for Public Service interviewed PIOs to find out what issues and challenges they are facing. Its report provides some solutions for improving performance management across government.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 09:00pm EDT
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How to cut costs and avoid furloughs at your agency

Federally Employed Women conducted a survey of federal employees to offer suggestions to Congress in cutting agencies' costs.

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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Social media challenges agency records management

Agencies are increasingly using social media in their work. But platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer challenges to records management.

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 02:00pm EDT

OPM says managers are too timid

OPM Director John Berry is calling for agency executives to use their existing tools to get rid of poor performers. Berry tells House lawmakers that over the next year OPM will work with managers improve performance management. OPM also giving up on its retirement systems modernization program and putting its financial management system upgrade on hold.

Friday - 04/01/2011, 07:05pm EDT

Carter: DoD needs acquisition 'fast lane'

Ashton Carter, the Defense Department's undersecretary for acquisitions, said the Pentagon can buy things quickly when it truly needs to. But when it comes to supporting overseas contingency operations, he said the country needs a dedicated, permanent "fast lane" that leapfrogs DoD's notoriously slow methods of buying goods and services.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:23am EDT
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Strategies for managers under CRs

Focusing on these five strategies could help federal managers deal with budget constraints and low morale in the workplace.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:04pm EDT

Communication key for managers during tough times

Susan Grundmann, chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, offers advice for agencies dealing with employee morale issues and workplace demands.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 09:08am EDT
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FedMentors video series shares leadership best practices

The project, launched by FedScoop, is aimed at a newer generation of federal executives as current leaders prepare to retire.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:01pm EDT
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GSA shares mobile love and best practices

GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies provides information to the public through a variety of ways. GSA's Gwynne Kostin tells us about how the agency is sharing lessons learned governmentwide.

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:31am EST
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CPSC safe products database debuts

Beginning today, consumers are encouraged to visit www.SaferProducts.gov to submit Reports of harm or risks of harm, and to search for safety information on products they own or may be considering buying. Inez Tenenbaum, CPSC chair, explains.

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:08am EST
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OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:29pm EST

Managers! It's not what you do, it's how you do it

There really IS innovation in government, despite budget constraints and a culture of "do more with less." Or is it because of it? We ask the head of Hay Group's Federal Sector Leadership and Talent Practice, Scott Spreier.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:31am EST
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What innovative fed leaders have in common

The Partnership for Public Service's study presented nine attributes that fuel agency innovation and the role of those agencies to encourage it.

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 03:36pm EST
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