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'Trust element' critical in employee-manager relations, workplace innovation

Paul Rowson, the managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions, joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a far-reaching conversation about the federal workforce. Rowson discussed SES changes, morale and the value proposition of federal employment. When federal employees feel they're singled out for sacrifices that affects how they value their jobs, Rowson said.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:45pm EST
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Survey shows 'mixed bag' for compliance costs

Isabelle Dikland, a senior manager at MorganFranklin, provides insight on a survey her company conducted of federal financial practitioners at a recent Association of Government Accountants meeting.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 12:06pm EST
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Movin' on up: Tips for making the jump from GS to SES

Many of the federal government's top managers in the Senior Executive Service are preparing to retire, which means openings in the SES ranks. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss tips for making the switch.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:45pm EST
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Six months into field-office restructure, Census shares best practices

Thomas Mesenbourg, the deputy director of the Census Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency's restructuring effort is progressing.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:29pm EST
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Agencies under new orders to recycle electronics

Agencies will have to take new steps to ensure electronics, such as computers and copiers, are reused or recycled and do not end up in landfills, according to a governmentwide bulletin the General Services Administration issued Thursday.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:21pm EST
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OMB builds strategy to better target grant fraud, error and waste

The Obama administration has released a set of proposals it hopes will improve the oversight of grant programs. Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, told Federal News Radio why the changes are necessary.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 10:33am EST
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One year later: Experts weigh in on GPRA modernization

Panel discussion guests include Lisa Danzig, director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Management at Housing and Urban Development; Seth Harris, deputy secretary of Labor Department; Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for Administration and Government Performance at the Office of Management and Budget.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:04pm EST
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Watchdog group pursues more openness in government

Tom Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, talks about his group's efforts in recognizing poor compliance with open government practices through its annual Rosemary Award.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am EST
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Interior pursues diverse, satisfied workforce

John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 10:45am EST
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Wiki allows agency mobile-app developers to share best practices

Gwynne Kostin, the director of mobile in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, said there has been a definite "uptick" of interest of late by agency tech leaders into developing mobile apps that make sense for their agencies. The Mobile Gov Wiki allows agency app developers to share best practices.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:34pm EST
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Stopping government fraud

Host John Gilroy will talk fraud prevention with Larry Benson, director of Strategic Alliances at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
February 21, 2012

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 10:38pm EST
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Report: 'Disruptive innovation' key to doing more for less

Doing "more with less," is a catchphrase that has spread throughout the federal government, as agency budgets constrict. But critics contend that's all it is a catchy slogan that has no basis in reality. Bill Eggers, global director of Deloitte Research's public-sector division, said it's possible to do more for less, but it requires new innovative ways of doing business not just budget cutting.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 08:53pm EST
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Companies stick agencies with retirement bill

Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says the government is paying for private employees' retirements has been a legitimate business expense for years under cost-accounting standards.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 12:30pm EST
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Culture change necessary for successful federal reorganization?

Dan Blair, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about restructuring federal agencies. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony and the prospects for an agency consolidation.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:47pm EST
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Motivation in the workplace - it takes two to tango

Improving morale in the workplace isn't just a function of good management, it relies heavily on the employees as well, according to Paul Rowson, managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions. Rowson wrote the column as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Managing Morale.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:08am EST
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Rank-and-file feds often source of cost-savings ideas

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss simple, new cost-saving ideas.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 08:09pm EST
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How the military gets motivation right

In her 26-years of government service, Robin Wink served in both the military and the civil service. Wink says there's a lot civilian agencies can learn about motivating their workforces from those in uniform.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:01am EST
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What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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Interior employees can now access network on mobile devices

Interior Department launches new portal that allows employees to access the agency's internal network using their own mobile devices. Starting today, employees can use a tablet or smartphone to record time and attendance.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 12:13pm EST
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OGIS website helps streamline FOIA process, resolve disputes

National Archives and Records Administration recently launched the OGIS Access System to streamline and increase transparency of the FOIA process.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:39am EST
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