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Management News

USPS reports $1.5B loss

US Postal Service reports $1.5 billion loss this year, slight uptick in operating revenue

Friday - 05/08/2015, 05:40pm EDT

Council trying to create a performance culture snowball effect

The Performance Improvement Council is following four complementary strategies to increase the use of data-driven decision making and create champions to spread the capabilities to the program level.

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:47am EDT
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VA nominee vows transformation of veterans heath care

Dr. David Shulkin led a turnaround of New York's Beth Israel Hospital as part of a long career in private sector hospital administration. He said running the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system would be a far greater challenge, but assured senators that his skills are transferrable to the public sector.

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:27am EDT
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An update on GSA's transactional data reporting rule

Brian Miller, managing director in the Disputes and Investigations Practice at Navigant will give us his thoughts on GSA's transactional data reporting rule.
May 5, 2015

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 07:36pm EDT
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Steve Katz, Former Chief Counsel to the Chairman, MSPB

The federal government suffers from a locker room culture problem, according to Steve Katz. He's former counsel to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, former chief counsel to the chairman of Merit Systems Protection Board, and author of "Lion Taming: Working Successfully with Leaders, Bosses, and other Tough Customers." On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered examples across multiple decades that highlight the culture problem from the top to the bottom of all three branches.

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:57pm EDT
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Michael Fischetti, Executive Director, NCMA

Three major actions in the acquisition pipeline are good signs for change that will serve the government better. Mike Fischetti is executive director of the National Contract Management Association. He's writing about all three under the title "Change is happening, and in the right way." On In Depth with Francis Rose, Mike explained why he thinks he has to point out that the news on acquisition isn't all bad.

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:52pm EDT
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IGs creating 'fearful paralysis' among agencies, vendors

Kymm McCabe says inspectors general and Congress are so focused on oversight that it's creating fear and hurting communication across the federal market.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 01:11pm EDT
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Digital services shouldn't feel like thumbscrews

People don't want digital services per se so much as they want easy access to whatever services they seek, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 05:04am EDT

Everyday 'federal' MacGyvers matter too

Letter to the editor: The White House shouldn't overlook the career staff who keep the government running as it gets excited about the new, shiny people at USDS, 18F and other places.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:36am EDT

Service to America Medal finalists honor feds' hard work

Out of nearly 500 entries, the Partnership for Public Service has selected 30 finalists for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

Sunday - 05/03/2015, 06:00pm EDT

Nominations open for 2015 Causey Awards

The Causey Awards recognize federal employees and government contractors for their innovations and achievements in the human capital arena. Nominate someone today.

Friday - 05/01/2015, 09:36am EDT

U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform

OMB sets deadlines for agencies to establish a common baseline of roles and responsibilities for chief information officers to oversee, manage and develop technology programs and projects. The administration is asking for comments from the public by May 30.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 12:00pm EDT

Bills you should know about: Whistleblowers, bad apples and trolls

Congress has introduced lots of bills recently affecting federal agencies and employees. We summarize them for you here.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 11:19am EDT

Recruiting, retention key to bucking federal retirement trends

A reverse retirement wave is challenging chief human capital officers to rethink how they plan their workforce in FY 2020 and beyond. Two agencies -- one large, one medium -- described how to find success in one of the most important parts of that planning process: Building and maintaining a fluid pipeline of incoming and outgoing career employees.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:00am EDT
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DHS's Unity of Effort seeds the roots of change

The Homeland Security Department marked the one-year anniversary of its initiative to create a more cohesive agency by launching a new acquisition innovations program.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:46am EDT

Studio Y: Understanding your next-generation workforce

Every other week, Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko talk to members of Generation Y as they share their perspective as young members of the federal workforce. On our first episode of "Studio Y," two young federal employees with the General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab explain how they -- and others -- perceive their age.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

6 signs of hope for the federal workforce of the future

While statistics show that baby boomers within the federal government are in no hurry to retire now, eventually that day will come. And the new leaders who will take their place want to work for a government that is nimble and uses technology to its advantage. In the final part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we take a look towards the future. What will the workforce of 2025 look like? We asked six government leaders today where they see the greatest opportunities for growth and what's working now that could be replicated on a larger scale.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 02:00am EDT

Mentoring helps young feds answer the question, 'What's next?'

When young federal employees reach the mid-to-upper echelons of their government careers quickly, they often question whether there is room to move up. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Federal News Radio examines a mentoring program created by Young Government Leaders and the Senior Executives Association to help aspiring leaders develop long-term federal careers.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 02:21am EDT
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The world of bid protests

Jason Carey and Luke Meier from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, join host Roger Waldron to discuss the uptick in bid protests and what that means for government and industry.
April 28, 2015

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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CMS, SSA evacuating Baltimore offices

The Baltimore offices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be closing early today. Social Security Administration also will be evacuating its Baltimore headquarters.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 11:43am EDT
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