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- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
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- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
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The Labor Department gave $68,000 in prizes for applications to help connect unemployed people with job positions.
Molly Wilkinson, a 22-year federal employee, will take her first job in the private sector as head of government affairs for Regions Bank. She worked as the Republican general counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the last two years.
A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found.
Nancy Leppink, the deputy administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at Labor, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why misclassification is a problem — and why the problem is getting worse.
The Labor Department issued a final rule in the Federal Register Monday implementing a 2009 Executive Order requiring the employees of losing incumbent vendors to be offered the right-of-first-refusal for vacancies with the winning contractor. Industry associations have expressed dismay over the rules, which is broader than a similar one enacted in the 1990s.
On today's Federal Drive: The deadline to transition to GSA's Networx telecommunications contract is approaching, an assessment of DHS 10 years after 9/11 and a preview of upcoming legislative battles as Congress prepares to return from recess.
The Labor Department warns it won't be able to make workers' comp payments to federal employees if the Postal Service fails to make a $1.2 billion payment by October.
Agencies must sharpen their pencils to figure out what they can afford in 2012 and beyond. The Labor Department is asking program offices to rethink and redo budget proposals and plans. The Air Force will need to take more surgical cuts to find savings.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking about what kinds of data and how much information it should collect on the pay and benefits of federal contractor employees. OFCCP also could use the data to identify contractors who are not abiding by the 1965 Executive Order.
The Labor Department is turning to the public for ideas to help people find jobs. Labor is offering up to $35,000 for an app that helps unemployed people find the right career path.
The Government Accountability Office is accepting anonymous reports of workers' compensation abuses by federal employees as part of an investigation into fraud in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).
Gary Steinberg, acting director of the Labor Department's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, spoke to Federal News Radio about the changes.
A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.
The National Resource Directory is allowing agencies to share information with members of the military. Koby Langley from DoD tells Federal News Radio how the collaboration works.
A new rule requires federal agencies to file claims for workers compensation electronically. It also adds a new condition that makes federal employees eligible for compensation.
The Labor Department's elimination of KSA essays and the increased collaboration with managers are leading to higher-quality candidates in the hiring process.
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.
Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.
The Labor Department wants stricter regulations for federal contractors.
The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.