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Department of Labor News

Last day to comment on Labor Department's possible rule change for disabled worker hiring

A proposed rule change by the Labor Department would give preference to contractors that hire disabled workers. All comments on the proposed change must be submitted by Tuesday.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 05:30pm EDT

Secretary Solis celebrates Labor Day

Instead of giving the traditional "State of the American Worker" Labor Day speech in front of a small group, Secretary Hilda Solis this year recorded a video both highlighting the department's support of and commitment to the American worker. We ask Secretary Solis about the message of the day.

Friday - 09/03/2010, 10:08am EDT
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New Interior ethics policy explained

Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Attorney Debra Roth has details.

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Agencies employ 2.9 percent of people with disabilities

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report provides the latest information on how the federal government compares with other industry in hiring persons with disabilities. The report comes as the White House and the Labor Department are pressing agencies and contractors to hire more persons with disabilities. New recruitment and hiring strategies are due in September.

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Meagher: CIOs need to go back to basics

The high priority list includes a number of well-known, and almost infamous IT projects that have given CIOs under several administrations gray hairs. Ed Meagher knows the feeling. He's a former CIO at Veterans Affairs and Interior.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Blow the whistle, win some cash?

Reversed and remanded. That's where the case of a former Interior Department employee who blew the whistle sits. Bill Bransford gives us an update.

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 09:41am EDT
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Labor hires more to monitor pay equity

A new, multi-agency partnership has been formed.

Friday - 08/13/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Leading the Way: Federal Green Initiatives

On October 5, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13514- Federal Leadership in Environment, Energy, and Economic Performance- aimed at making ambitious and broad improvements in the overall sustainability of the federal government. The order requires all federal agencies to inventory their greenhouse gas emissions, set emissions reduction targets, and develop strategies and action plans for meeting a wide range of sustainability goals encompassing water and energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The EO puts the federal agencies in the position of being trail blazers. This ambitious goal presents great opportunities for green transformation and its own set of unique challenges. Noblis is pleased to announce a panel discussion on "Leading the Way: Federal Green Initiatives," where key public sector stakeholders will discuss the strategies they are pursuing, the challenges they are facing and expect to encounter, and steps they are taking to ensure the success of their sustainability initiatives.

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 05:05pm EDT
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SES finds equal footing unfamiliar ground

It doesn't happen as often as the federal workforce might like, but sometimes senior career executives find themselves on an equal footing with political appointees. How do you navigate that situation? We ask Shelby Hallmark, director of the Office of Workers Compensation at the Labor Department.

Monday - 06/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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OMB preparing performance management dashboard

Administration will list agencies' progress in meeting their high-priority goals detailed in the 2011 budget request. OMB wants quarterly updates to ensure agencies are on track to meet their plans of actions and milestones. Meanwhile, the House passes a bill to mandate a new type of performance management.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:53am EDT
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GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Labor Department focuses on security aspects of cloud

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 05:15pm EDT
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Federal council on labor/management relations debuts

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:44pm EDT
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OPM/Labor hiring event: the time is now

In October 2009, President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking initiative to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the Federal Workforce. Christine Griffin, Deputy Director at OPM, tells us about an upcoming career event.

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Interior open about Open Government plans

The plan includes the specific actions DOI will undertake to incorporate the key principles of transparency, collaboration and participation into its core mission. Deputy Assistant Secretary Andrew Jackson from the Office of Technology, Information and Business Services explains.

Monday - 04/19/2010, 09:31am EDT
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GOVERNMENT …as Avatar

Alan P. Balutis
Director and Distinguished Fellow
Cisco Business Solutions Group

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 03:56pm EDT

Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles history of National Parks

The Washington, D.C. area is home to one of the largest concentrations of national parks in the country. But do you know what it took to make the National Parks what they are today? A new documentary on America's National parks airs all this week on public television.

Monday - 09/28/2009, 06:49am EDT
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Power outages prompt move of National Park Service datacenter

Several "unexpected power interruptions" in Washington have sparked a datacenter move to a new server in Denver.

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 12:00pm EDT

Labor to shine light on hidden 401(k) fees

Friday - 08/28/2009, 10:15am EDT
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Inside Government - August 7th, 2009

Michael D. Yates
Author of "Why Unions Matter"
Elise Gould
Director of Health Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute
Tom Webb
President, AFGE SSA Local 3615

Thursday - 08/06/2009, 08:04pm EDT
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