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Practical tips for engaging young feds

The multi-generational workforce - with its differences in work styles, job expectations and technology use - requires federal managers to rethink their relationships with their employees.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT
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SSA budget forces overtime cuts

The Social Security Administration will close its field offices 30 minutes early, in an effort to save money on overtime.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 04:16pm EDT

How to spot - and keep - future agency leaders

Tim McManus, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss leadership development at federal agencies. He told Federal News Radio how to look for, develop and keep potential leaders.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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Data center consolidation ahead of schedule

Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am EDT
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GSA, EPA to green government using IT schedules

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 05:06pm EDT

Financial agency faces challenges as it opens shop

Government Executive Editor-in-Chief Tom Shoop joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the official opening of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Earlier this week, former Ohio Attorney Gen. Richard Cordray was named the new head of the agency.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 05:32pm EDT
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Managing through the debt ceiling debate

How can you keep your employees from pulling out their hair during the debt debate? Advice from John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 09:41am EDT
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FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency's current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 01:23pm EDT

GAO tracking workers' compensation fraud

If you've seen evidence of workers' compensation fraud, the Government Accountability Office wants to know about it. Greg Kutz, director of GAO's Forensic Audits and Investigative Service on the effort.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 10:41am EDT
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How many people work for government?

Learn more about how many people are working for the government, and how many aren't from Christopher Goodman, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 10:31am EDT
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White House expands regulatory overhaul effort

It's time to drain away unneeded federal regulations. Cass Sunstein, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told Federal News Radio when to expect final plans from executive agencies and how independent regulatory agencies are now getting in on the review process.

Friday - 07/15/2011, 09:31am EDT
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OMB in search of more money saving ideas

The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:47pm EDT
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Diversity hiring keeps agencies productive

The ACT-IAC working group's latest report shows that diversity in agencies is directly linked to success. Dr. Susan Krup Grunin is the Consulting Director for Strategic Human Capital Management at RGS and co-authored the report.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 05:59pm EDT
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Want to keep good talent? Hire good managers

Federal Managers are constantly striving to develop the best hiring and retention strategies. We hear some best practices from Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute live at the Excellence in Government Conference.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 11:06am EDT
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Calls for Senate-confirmed cyber official revived

House lawmakers want to add the requirement for a White House official to oversee cybersecurty policy and budget across civilian agencies. Rep. Langevin said the current set up with DHS in charge of civilian networks isn't good enough. Members also want more attention paid to the security of the supply chain.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Analysis: Hiring times down, but still not fast enough

The time it takes to hire a new federal employee has dropped significantly in the past year. From roughly 180 days to just over 100.

Friday - 07/08/2011, 06:30pm EDT
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Senators want progress report on real property disposal efforts

Senators Tom Carper and Rob Portman requested information from agencies on the number of excess and underutilized properties they currently own. The senators expect a progress report by July 25.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:33pm EDT

Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn to step down

William Lynn is stepping down as Defense Department deputy secretary.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:09pm EDT

Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT
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