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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

OPM working 'around the clock' to fix USAJobs.gov

The Office of Personnel Management is scrambling to buy more server capacity after record traffic overwhelmed the new version of the USAJobs.gov website. OPM Director John Berry said the site now is serving 94 percent of users. But he acknowledged that's "cold comfort for those whose applications aren't getting through." Agency IT staff is working around the clock to fix the problem, he added.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:50am EDT
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Supercommittee recs, Postal Service's future

Host Mike Causey will discuss the big issues facing feds with Federal News Radio's Francis Rose, Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior reporter Sean Reilly.
October 19, 2011

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:19pm EDT
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USA Jobs 3.0 up and running again

An Office of Personnel Management spokesperson said 94 percent of users can access the site, while 6 percent may get a message to try back later.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:24pm EDT

VA funds ideas to help disabled vets get jobs

VA will test the use of the ideas in the agency's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, according to a VA release.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 04:06pm EDT

New OPM guidance aims to help senior executives 'hit the ground running'

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss OPM's new onboarding model. The framework aims to help senior executives transition to new positions more smoothly.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 11:52am EDT
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What does the future federal workforce look like?

Executives from Deloitte Consulting LLP explain the company's vision for the future of the federal workforce, sharing details from their Fed Cloud plan.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:27pm EDT
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USAJobs 3.0 glitches part of 'growing pains'

Jeff Neal, the former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, said the glitches are not structural and are "growing pains" in standing up a large and complex system.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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