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Best Practices News

CPSC safe products database debuts

Beginning today, consumers are encouraged to visit 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VA, HUD to use better data to aid homeless vets

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development have partnered to conduct a more thorough analysis of the nation's homeless veteran population. The agencies said the new data will allow them to get the right services to the vets who need them.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:00pm EST

Public procurement field gets first standards of practice

The National Institute of Government Procurement is proposing professional guidelines for the public procurement field.

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 04:15pm EST

Do feds have the tools to innovate on the job?

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 03:42pm EST

Gov innovation requires optimism, failing in small ways

IDEO's Fred Dust discusses some of the findings from its government innovation report conducted with the Partnership for Public Service.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 03:30pm EST
Listen offers lessons for online Latino outreach

Laura Godfrey, manager of, explains best practices for reaching out to Latinos online.

Friday - 02/04/2011, 04:32pm EST

Secrets to gov programs that work

The Center for American Progress' Jitinder Kohli shares the center's new report on how to design successful government programs.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 02:10pm EST

U.K. offers model of regulation reform

The Center for American Progress' Jitinder Kohli explains how he helped the initiative to cut billions in the U.K. government.

Friday - 01/28/2011, 03:12pm EST
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