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OPM offers feds job help in case of workforce cuts

With federal workforces potentially on the budget chopping block, the Office of Personnel Management is extending a helping hand to feds who may find themselves jobless in the near future.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:44pm EST

OPM to hire CTO to handle USAJobs, retirement system

The Office of Personnel Management faces a House subcommittee today to answer questions about its handling of the USAJobs relaunch.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:11pm EST
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Lawmakers to question OPM's handling of USAJobs

The widespread frustration over the Office of Personnel Management's handling of USAJobs.gov has caught lawmakers' attention. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce has invited OPM, government inspectors and Monster, the company that previously ran the federal jobs site, to testify at a hearing Tuesday.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 02:55pm EST
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Obama urges help for veterans in radio address

President Barack Obama says veterans of conflicts overseas should not struggle to find work once they return home, and he's urging the House to follow the Senate's lead and do something to help them.

Saturday - 11/12/2011, 11:52am EST

Dealing with negative workplace issues

Host Derrick Dortch will talk about employment verification and reference checking with Jeff Shane, executive vice president of Allison and Taylor.
November 11, 2011(Encore presentation March 23, 2012)

Friday - 11/11/2011, 09:35pm EST
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Labor Department rolls out job-search website for veterans

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the Labor Department, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a new veteran-specific job website works.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 10:27am EST
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Answers to questions about USAJOBS

Linda Rix, Co-CEO of AVUE Technologies, joins hots Derrick Dortch to talk about the USAJOBS website.
November 4, 2011

Friday - 11/04/2011, 09:14pm EDT
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OPM says USAJobs recovered from 'death spiral'

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said the federal jobs website USAJobs.gov is headed in the right direction after a rough debut three weeks ago. OPM has added server capacity and refined features to make the site easier to use. OPM Director John Berry said the agency's response is an example of "government working." But OPM now faces a congressional hearing and public outrage over the botched rollout.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Air Force gives and takes away thousands of civilian jobs

Air Force subtracts 9,000 managerial jobs, while adding 5,900 positions in areas it considers key to its mission.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 12:31pm EDT

Student ambassadors raising interest in federal work

Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach at Partnership for Public Service, discusses how students are sharing their experience working for government to recruit the next generation of feds.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:55pm EDT
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Sen. Kerry calls for private vendor to manage USAJobs site

Following the troubled launch of the revamped USAJobs.gov, the government's jobs portal, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), is renewing his call for a private contractor to manage the site. He has also asked Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to investigate and intervene.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 09:35am EDT

OPM: USAJobs glitches stabilized

After a rocky start, the Office of Personnel Management says USAJobs.gov, the federal government's jobs portal, is making progress, citing 1.8 million successful log-ins in the last two weeks.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 11:16am EDT

Federal CIO VanRoekel details his 'first' priorities

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants the government to move toward a share-first policy where agencies share IT before buying new. He also introduced his "Future First" initiative to standardize technology development and adoption across the government. This was VanRoekel's first major policy speech since taking over as CIO in August.

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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Company uses online deal-site formula to put military spouses to work

TroopSwap CEO Blake Hall and Vice President of Operations Aaron Tiffany joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain how the company is reaching out to military spouses.

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:50am EDT
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Summit helps military spouses find jobs

Sue Hoppin is founder and president of the National Military Spouse Network.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 06:10pm EDT
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Buyout money can help - and hurt - your wallet

Making the decision to accept buyout money can change your life for good or bad. Financial and career experts told Federal News Radio the right answer depends on who you are and what you expect and need in life.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 05:47pm EDT
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Finding your federal job fit

Janet Ruck and Karol Taylor, authors of "Find your Federal Job Fit", will talk about the book with host Derrick Dortch.
October 21, 2011(December 30, 2011)

Friday - 10/21/2011, 10:28pm EDT
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Feds helping feds and a fresh perspective: A two-part FEDtalk

Robyn Kehoe, director of field operations for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund and Young Government Leaders president Dave Uejio, join Bill Bransford on today's show.
October 21, 2011

Friday - 10/21/2011, 08:45pm EDT
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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT
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