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Best Practices News

DISA's BRAC move to Ft. Meade underway

As DISA heads north for the Maryland border, we get an update from Director for Manpower, Personnel and Security, Jack Penkoske.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:40am EST
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Study: Agencies should work harder to keep employees

A new report warns that agencies need to focus on employee retention as Congress threatens pay and hiring freezes. Agency leaders and line managers must work together to maintain their workforces.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 09:00pm EST
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CPSC database to make complaints transparent

With the new database available in March, consumers can easily go online to SaferProducts.gov and report a complaint about an unsafe product or conduct a background check on a product's safety by examining reports of consumers' complaints. We get details from CPSC's Scott Wolfson.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:42am EST
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Taxpayer Advocate: IRS must address new health care laws

The most serious problem facing taxpayers and the IRS is a shared one. Taxpayer advocate Nina Olson has details.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 09:31am EST
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Data leaks happen - then what?

If agencies can't eliminate data loss, surely there has to be something that can be done to minimize it? We ask Neustar's Rodney Joffe.

Monday - 01/17/2011, 09:40am EST
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EEOC handles record-breaking workload

Nearly 100,000 claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year, setting a new record. Director of Field Office Claims, Nicholas Inzeo, tells us how EEOC held up.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 10:41am EST
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GAO: workforce planning an issue at TARP

The Government Accountability Office continues to follow the progress of TARP. GAO's Tom McCool gives us an update.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 10:08am EST
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Benchmark set for social media in government

A new report combines the findings of two surveys -one targeting federal employees, the other federal contractors - on the use of social media in the government. Research Director at Market Connections, John Kagia, fills us in.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 09:41am EST
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OMB wants classified systems assessed

Agencies must evaluate their security systems to ensure classified information remains secret. OMB, with guidance from ISOO and ODNI, has a battery of questions for agency heads in their second memo after the release of documents on WikiLeaks.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:34pm EST

IG: EPA lacks procedures to find right staffing levels

A newly-released EPA Inspector General's audit found that the agency lacks the internal controls it needs to make sure its workforce is aligned with its missions.

Friday - 12/31/2010, 04:17pm EST

Report highlights federal recruiting best practices

The Partnership for Public Service's Tim McManus explained the findings of a report on best practices for federal hiring.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 03:05pm EST
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How to keep your top talent

Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the findings of the PPS' recent report on attrition.

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 05:34pm EST
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Innovation grows in 'OK to fail' culture

Innovation is a mindset, and that mindset must be prepared to make mistakes and fail. Information Experts' Marissa Levin told host Francis Rose how organizations can create an environment to foster new ideas.

Friday - 11/19/2010, 02:26pm EST
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SBA expands boot camp for vets

SBA has two new programs for women vets, guard, reservists and families. We get details from SBA's William Elmore.

Friday - 11/19/2010, 09:08am EST
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Frontline Forum returns to improve procurement

Dan Gordon of OFPP discusses the return of the Frontline Forum meetings.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 05:48pm EST
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AFFIRM panel: How to stay innovative

The AFFIRM panel discusses how to stay innovative.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:57pm EST
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OPM targets poor-performing feds

The Office of Personnel Management is conducting a study to find out why the federal government has such a difficult time disciplining and firing poor performing workers.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 02:16pm EST

How can gov save $54B in procurement?

Censeo Consulting Group's Raj Sharma shared the ideas to cut procurement fat from a report in Center for American Progress.

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 06:13pm EST
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World Bank widgets example for open gov

O'Reilly Radar reports that the World Bank is setting an example for creating easy-to-use data.

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 05:38pm EST
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