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NASA taking applications for next class of astronauts

Duane Ross, the manager of astronaut candidate selection and training at NASA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the astronaut application process.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 09:29am EDT
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House Dems urge supercommittee to avoid more cuts to feds

House Democratic committee leaders are urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to avoid further cuts to federal pay and benefits.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:51pm EDT

Top-heavy feds: The rise of high-level pay grades

More federal employees are now concentrated in higher pay grade levels, as technology has shifted jobs to higher skills and retirements has created a need to fill more senior positions.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 01:32pm EDT
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USAJobs 3.0 launches amid hopes of greater integration

The Office of Personnel Management launched today the latest version of the government's jobs site, USAJobs.gov, one day ahead of schedule. The agency says the new site will connect to both agency and contractor websites.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 02:17pm EDT

Union says Pathways Program retains hiring 'circumvention'

The National Treasury Employees Union says the program that replaced the Federal Career Internship Program does not do enough to level competition in the federal hiring system.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 06:56pm EDT

What does a cloud-based workforce look like?

Imagine the future federal workforce consisting of a group of "free agents" feds who were ready at a moment's notice to help across government agencies on special projects.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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Is Congress 'late to the game' on federal hiring reform?

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drivewith Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the Federal Hiring Process Improvement Act and why his organization supports it.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 10:17am EDT
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Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 04:37pm EDT

Sarbanes 'excited' to reform federal hiring

Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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Agencies still must do more to fix hiring process

Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:45am EDT
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Patent reform will also overhaul Patent Office workforce

Robert Stoll, the commissioner for patents at PTO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to outline the new law and how it affects PTO.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 11:02am EDT
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New hires, robotics eliminate FBI DNA backlog

DoJ IG finds the agency now processes 60,000 profiles a month instead of 1,700. The bureau may need to continue its hiring spree to keep up with the DNA data coming in.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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Lawmakers want to codify hiring reforms

A new bill would require agencies to bring in new employees in an average of 80 days and require them to use resumes and cover letters.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:05pm EDT

Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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DoD goes virtual to help vets transition to civilian life, jobs

John Campbell, deputy assistant defense secretary for wounded warrior care and transition policy, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss DoD's new technology-centered approach to getting returning vets back to work.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:25am EDT
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Analysis: Obama's debt reduction proposals to spur retirements

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the plan means for federal employees.

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 10:47am EDT
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The American Jobs Act and federal hiring

Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Linda Rix, Co-CEO of Avue Technologies.
September 16, 2011(Encore presentation September 30, 2011)

Friday - 09/16/2011, 09:44pm EDT
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PTO hiring thousands under new law

The law aims to ensure the Patent and Trademark Office has the money it needs to reduce a large backlog of unreviewed patent applications. PTO plans to hire as many as 2,000 new patent application examiners.

Friday - 09/16/2011, 07:43pm EDT
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Student Ambassadors program source of new employees?

Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, how agencies can use the program to hand-pick new employees.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:08pm EDT
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OPM revisits governmentwide hiring pools

The Office of Personnel Management said shared registers will make it easier and quicker for agencies to fill openings for entry-level budget analysts and IT specialists. OPM will send requesting agencies a list of the "best qualified" candidates. Agencies then will have 30 days to review the applications.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 01:10pm EDT
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