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New toolkit aims to start BYOD conversation

Agencies considering allowing employees to use their own smartphones and other mobile devices on the job - known as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) - have a new toolkit at their disposal to ease the transition. The toolkit contains key considerations for agency IT managers, success stories from agencies that have already implemented such programs as well as sample existing policies at those agencies to serve as samples.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:29pm EDT

Retaliation, reprisal top EEOC complaints from feds

Feds filed 7,553 retaliation/reprisal complaints in fiscal 2011, followed by 5,105 complaints of age-related discrimination and 4,389 of race-related discrimination (black or African American), according to the report.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 01:41pm EDT

Fear hinders hiring people with disabilities

This week is the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive order to hire 100,000 more people with disabilities into the federal government by 2015. But the government is not on track to meet that goal, only hiring 20,000 people with disabilities for fiscal 2010 and 2011 combined, according to the Office of Personnel Management. As of fiscal 2010, less than 1 percent of the federal workforce had a targeted disability.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Ahead of OMB guidance, agencies bring their own strategies to BYOD

Early-adopter agencies of the bring-your-own-device idea are blazing their own trail through the security, privacy and policy challenges of personally-owned devices on government networks.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - June 18, 2012

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 10:17am EDT

Federal agency says transgender people protected

The agency that enforces the federal job discrimination laws has for the first time ruled that transgender people are protected from bias in the workplace.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 08:31am EDT

EEOC: More diversity in senior executive diversity but no big changes

Minorities are getting more senior-level jobs in government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says its one of many changes in the federal workforce composition.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:12am EDT
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Asians, whites best paid in federal government

The federal government is holding steady on its diversity hiring, but agencies still need to do a better job for specific demographics.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 02:58pm EDT

DynCorp, EEOC settle harassment, retaliation suit

The company will pay $155,000 to settle claims that one of its employees harassed another with daily derogatory sex-based comments. DynCorp denies any wrongdoing and says the alleged harasser is no longer an employee.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 04:26pm EST

Process for discrimination suits different for feds

Debra Roth, with Shaw Branford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the lawsuits against Booz Allen Hamilton alleging sex discrimination, as well as the rules for federal employees.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 10:04am EDT
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OPM takes on gender gap in federal pay

The gap in pay between genders is smaller in the federal government than in the private sector, but the Office of Personnel Management and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have reaffirmed their vow to reduce the remaining discrepancy in pay between men and women.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:31am EDT

EEOC gives tips for preventing discrimination claims

Attorney Melissa Brand, of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommended tips on how agencies can settle their discrimination claims at the "pre-complaint" phase.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 03:29pm EDT
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OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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Four agencies must move to new FM systems

Interior's National Business Center no longer will support CGI's Momentum software forcing NRC, EEOC, FLRB and NTSB to find a new financial management system provider.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:01pm EDT

Outages continue, closing some federal offices

PEPCO's underground power network has failed again. Power was restored briefly last night. Then failed. Affected agencies will each make their own call on whether to open to this morning.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 08:22am EDT
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EEO matters in the federal sector

Hosts Bill Bransford and Tony Vergnetti talks with Dexter Brooks and Jo Linda Johnson from the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations on their "Annual Update on EEO Matters in the Federal Sector."
March 11, 2011

Friday - 03/11/2011, 03:53pm EST
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OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:29pm EST

EEOC handles record-breaking workload

Nearly 100,000 claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year, setting a new record. Director of Field Office Claims, Nicholas Inzeo, tells us how EEOC held up.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 10:41am EST
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Workplace bias on the rise, EEOC says

More complaints are being filed.

Monday - 08/09/2010, 02:04pm EDT

EEOC report finds 'constant improvement'

"As the largest employer in the nation, the federal government should lead the way in creating a diverse and just workplace," said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien. So how's that going? We ask Jamie Price, an attorney advisor at EEOC

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 10:31am EDT
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