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State Department says Clinton not going anywhere

The State Department shot down a report Thursday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about heading the World Bank.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 12:29am EDT

Reorganization plan sent to President

OMB submits recommendations to change the way agencies that support trade, export and competitiveness work. President Obama is expected to make his decision public, but there is no timetable for when.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:10pm EDT

Tips to get "Ticket to Work" on the road

Find out what changes The Social Security Administration needs to make to one of its programs. Daniel Bertoni is the director of education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues at GAO.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:03pm EDT
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Hiring reform underway at the SSA

Get a better picture of how other agencies are handling hiring reform. Dr. Reginald Wells is the Chief human capital officer at the Social Security Administration.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 06:22pm EDT
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Panetta: Iraq will ask for some US troops to stay

Leon Panetta, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Pentagon, predicted on Thursday that Iraq will ask the United States to keep some American forces in that country beyond year's end, the current departure date.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 05:15pm EDT

Postal Service reduces greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reduced the amount of carbon dioxide it emitted by more than 1 million metric tons. Federal News Radio asked Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, to explain how the agency pulled it off.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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USDA grows quick wins in records management

USDA's Rodger Matthews discusses records management of social media, balancing open access with security requirements, and quick wins that federal agencies can do to improve their programs.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Telework deadline passes - are you eligible?

Under the Telework Enhancement Act, agencies were supposed to have told their employees by Tuesday whether they were allowed to telework. OPM said telework coordinators say they have processes in place to meet the law's requirements. A new survey finds the law having an impact on telecommuting across the government.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:28am EDT
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DoD clearance success paves way for future

Management leaders in the Defense Department said a dogged and determined end-to-end examination of the government's complex security clearance processes got that topic off of GAO's high risk list this year. That approach is coming to the rest of DoD's back office operations.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:23am EDT
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Cost management lessons from DoD

Lou Crenshaw is a Principal at Grant Thornton. He joins In Depth with cost management lessons from the Pentagon

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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A Conversation on Implementing Telework

June 6th and June 8th

Conversation with Authors Series with Professor Scott Overmyer: A Conversation on Implementing Telework: Lessons learned from Four Federal Agencies

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 12:47pm EDT
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Incorporating social media in your health care

Dr. Harry Greenspun is the Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation and Technology at Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. He joins the Federal Drive with information on how social media should be a part of health care management

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Grassley: DoD IG makes progress, but not enough

Sen. Chuck Grassley, issuing his second report on the status of the Defense Department's inspector general, said there are "positive trends" in the office he has previously criticized but he and his staff still give the IGs work a "D minus."

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:36am EDT
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The Downside of a Circular Firing Squad

The current congressional debate on how best to punish federal slackers reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey why circular firing squads almost never work as intended.

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:00am EDT

Succession planning critical now for gov't

The Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton have teamed up for a report on the state of succession planning in the federal HR community. Ron Sanders is a senior executive advisor for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 09:00pm EDT
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Kelman: let feds vote on programs to kill

Your agency needs to know what programs are wasting money so it can fix them. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former federal procurement policy chief Steve Kelman about his idea to let federal employees vote for programs to be eliminated.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:56pm EDT
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Budgets could sap federal leadership development

Budget cuts could undermine leadership development in the federal government, observers say. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with American University's Robert Tobias about managers who say they have less time to participate in leadership development activities.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:43pm EDT
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OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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Snowmageddon without the snow

DC power outage leaves teleworkers flying the COOP.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 04:00am EDT
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