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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

Lessons for successful interagency collaboration

Kathryn Friedman, director of Law and Policy Research at the University of Buffalo's Regional Institute, wrote a case study on an inter-agency collaboration for transportation./

Monday - 03/07/2011, 03:53pm EST
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OPM hiring reforms aim to improve applicant experience

The Office of Personnel Management lays out initiatives it has taken to assist agencies in their hiring process.

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:35pm EST

OPM, OMB urge more investment in senior execs

The memo issued by the Offices of Personnel Management and Management and Budget lay out proposals for developing the Senior Executive Service.

Monday - 02/21/2011, 03:28pm EST

Streamlined hiring processes become more of a precedent

Angela Bailey of OPM joined Tom Temin on The Federal Drive

Friday - 02/18/2011, 11:24am EST
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Dodaro tells agencies how to stay off high-risk list

Comptroller General Gene Dodaro discusses government management and projects on the high-risk list.

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 04:22pm EST
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HCMD: best practices from the biggest employer

Approximately 3 million people work for the Department of Defense, making it the largest employer in the US. Human Capital Management For Defense conference director, Lisa Ringlen, tells us why the personal touch is important.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:20am EST
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OMB, ACT-IAC launch website to improve acquisition process

The groups have launched a website, asking for public input in an effort to improve the acquisitions process between government and industry.

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:12pm EST
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Can government reorg produce real efficiency?

American University scholar in residence Beryl Radin outlines the challenges of reorganization government, called for by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 04:40pm EST
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