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Prediction: No more snow days for feds

To get the right people, with the right skills, in the right positions, at the right time, with the right incentives to perform the right function takes an experienced and skilled human capital manager. Jon Desenberg, policy director at The Performance Institute, has some tips.

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 10:31am EDT
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How to make federal management more effective

Getting good results from your team is becoming more important with the administration's emphasis on results.

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 08:16pm EDT
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Focus on work/life balance could free you from the office

Federal News Radio told you about OPM's pilot program, ROWE, which would let certain feds work whenever they want, from wherever they want. The Daily Debrief has analysis as to why this program could change the way the federal government does business.

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:45pm EDT
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House rejects telework bill

The House on Thursday voted down HR 1722, the Telework Improvements Act. It would have greatly expand the ability of federal workers to telework. The bill failed because the measure failed to win a two-thirds majority of the lawmakers voting.

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 02:41pm EDT
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OPM's Foley details "Results Only Work Environment"

Most of the Senate Homeland Security subcommittee hearing centered on the Office of Personnel Management's new 'Results Only Work Environment' pilot program.

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:25pm EDT

USPTO opens up about telework success

Out of a total of approximately 5,300 PTO staffers who have both the authorization and the technical capability to telework, 91 staffers telework three days a week; 165 work two days a week from home; 2,700 who work from home one day a week; and finally 2,300 staff who are "hotelers", who do the majority of their work from their homes, and only come into PTO headquarters once a week or once every two weeks. Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor at PTO, explains.

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 10:36am EDT
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OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule

During this Public Service Recognition Week, officials across the federal government are aware of the need to attract and retain the best and brightest workers. But how do you do that for a new generation of workers who have expectations and needs beyond a paycheck and some good benefits? The Office of Personnel Management offered details on one of their new workplace initiatives for a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:50am EDT
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Teleworking, AWS & The Reluctant Boss

When it comes to teleworking, is your boss with the program or is he or she still waiting to celebrate the 21st century? Congress is looking for been-there-done-that teleworking experience and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has examples of what does and does not work.

Friday - 04/30/2010, 04:00am EDT

White House promising more attention to 508

Special advisor the President Kareem Dale is refocusing agency efforts to make sure Web sites and other technology meets the accessibility law. The CIO Council also is looking at technology issues for people with disabilities. Dale says Justice also is working on a new survey of how agencies are complying with Section 508.

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Feds learning sustainability begins with them

OPM, GSA, Interior hold fair in Washington to educate employees about being greener. GSA administrator Johnson says it takes a collaborative approach to be more efficient. OPM director Berry calls for more telework to save energy.

Friday - 04/23/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Teleworking: Anecdotal to Actuality

Friday and Monday are the most popular telework days in government. So are you doing your thing from your home computer or are you at work work? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got the latest saga in the telework marathon.

Friday - 04/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

GSA lays out telework strategy

Phase 1 has already begun in expanding telework in the federal government.

Monday - 04/19/2010, 02:57am EDT

Federal Retiree - Social Security Benefits Flatline

Federal retirees didn't get a cost of living adjustment this year. What's the outlook for a COLA in 2011? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey rates the chances as somewhere between slim and none.

Friday - 04/16/2010, 04:00am EDT

Better video will make for better telework

To really hit home with telework, experts say the quality of video must improve.

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:00am EDT

OPM shuts down office and opens telework horizons

OPM's workplace flexibility pilot program takes shape in Washington and Pennsylvania.

Friday - 04/09/2010, 07:18pm EDT

Telework and the West Wing

The Chief Executive is leading the way in federal telework.

Monday - 04/05/2010, 01:41am EDT

Teleworking and the Bizarro-fed

Two bills in Congress would "require that all federal workers be considered eligible for telework unless the agency shows they are ineligible."

Monday - 03/29/2010, 12:41am EDT

Berry taking the option out of telework

OPM Director John Berry says he wants to increase the percentage of feds who telework.

Monday - 03/22/2010, 01:27am EDT

How to get started teleworking

Your agency Telework Coordinator is about to be your new bff.

Friday - 03/12/2010, 06:01pm EST

Teleworkforce by the numbers

Census grabs a statistical snapshot of US teleworkers.

Friday - 03/05/2010, 04:12pm EST
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