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Training opportunities for young feds

Host Debra Roth spoke with Steve Ressler, president and founder of GovLoop, and Tyler Robinson and Lynnie Martin from Young Government Leaders.
Aug. 10, 2012

Friday - 08/10/2012, 06:29am EDT
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Medina advocates better CHCO communication to stop budget axe

Federal chief human capital officers should develop a consistent message about the effects of budget cuts on human resources, said CHCO Council Executive Director Kathryn Medina. The goal is to explain the tangible effects of spending reductions on core agency missions.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 05:25am EDT
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Compensation, hiring policies in need of overhaul

Shrinking budgets and a tough economy are posing problems for federal chief human capital officers, according to a new survey by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton. The report makes multiple recommendations as agencies struggle to replace a quickly retiring workforce and deal with staffing reductions due to budget constraints.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:53pm EDT
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SSA offers early retirement to 9,000 employees

To be eligible, employees must have 20 years of creditable service and be at least 50 years of age, or have at least 25 years of creditable service at any age, including five years of civilian service, according to an SSA email to Federal News Radio.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 10:02am EDT

STOCK Act deterring feds from becoming senior execs, SEA says

Congress has delayed the online financial disclosure requirement of the STOCK Act for a month. But already this provision that affects 28,000 senior members of the executive branch is deterring high-level feds from joining the ranks of senior executives, according to the Senior Executives Association.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 09:49am EDT
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Arizona's Luke Air Force Base gets F-35 mission

The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Wednesday.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 08:47pm EDT

Agencies increase proportion of Hispanics in workforce

Hispanics accounted for more than eight in 100 civilian federal employees in 2011. The minority group also made gains in the Senior Executive Service and represented the third largest ethnic group in the federal government.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:47pm EDT

VIDEO: Blind NIH employees form own resource-sharing group

The 3 Blind Mice started with three blind employees at NIH and has now grown to nearly 50. The group aims to increase awareness about blindness and low vision.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:13pm EDT

State's lack of middle managers risks diplomacy

The State Department has a gap in its work force. It has too few experienced, mid-level career foreign service employees. It's the result of several factors...and it's a serious problem.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 01:25pm EDT
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It's a bird, it's a plane ... Nope, it's a bird

The long-predicted retirement tsunami may or may not be out there. But if you are even thinking about retiring, you should assume the worst and protect yourself with a financial life-jacket That, or prepare for a long time underwater, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Services hit recruiting goals

All four active services and the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals through the third quarter of fiscal 2012, according to recently released Defense Department data.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:40pm EDT

How managers can salvage training during tight budgets

One of the first victims of the budget axe is often professional training, says Linda Petersen, a former longtime Office of Personnel Management official now with Graduate School USA. Petersen, who joined In Depth with Francis Rose said too often training, which carries long-term benefits is not viewed as being part of an agency's strategic vision.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:37pm EDT
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Employee performance management

Members of the CHCO council, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and the Federal Managers Association will talk about how to improve performance management.
July 20, 2012

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:49pm EDT
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Pathways Program and Telework

John Palguta, vice president of Policy at the Partnership for Public Service talks about efforts to bring in young workers to the federal government, and whether telework is a viable option for some federal employees.
July 13, 2012(Encore presentation August 3, 2012)

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:42pm EDT
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DoD leads the way in student loan repayment program

DoD attracts and retains more employees through an increased involvement in the student loan repayment program.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 07:22pm EDT

CHCO recommends employee-sharing as budget salve

Managers should consider allowing employees to solve problems in other parts of government. Doing so is an effective way for agencies to improve workers' skillsets and maximize resources, said retiring Energy Department HR chief Mike Kane.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:44pm EDT
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NSA shares leadership secrets to mission success

Chris Inglis, the deputy director of the National Security Agency, said agencies need good managers and leaders, as well as employees with specific skill sets. He said NSA's balance between the three is helping it succeed at its core missions.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:14am EDT
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Despite reform, federal hiring process could be simpler

Former FAA human resources assistant administrator Ventris Gibson said hiring reforms over the last two years have made the process better, but there still is room for improvement.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:00pm EDT

What causes 'leadership deficit' at agencies?

Two former federal human-capital experts joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a for a conversation about leadership and management at federal agencies: Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, now a senior vice president at ICF International; and Ron Sanders, the first CHCO of the Intelligence Community, who's now a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 07:06pm EDT
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Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT
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