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GSA: Changing printing habits could save government millions

Steve Kempf, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new efforts at more efficient print management.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 10:19am EDT
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One year after Plain Language Act, agencies still have 'long way to go'

Generally there has been a trend toward fewer convoluted, passive sentences, said Annetta Cheek, the chair of the Center for Plain Language.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 04:41pm EDT
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Achieving government reform...is it possible?

Tom Shoop is the editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 04:05pm EDT
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How to boost agency call center performance

Martha Dorris, deputy associate administrator at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at General Services Administration, shared some ideas from last month's GSA conference.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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Employee tips led to 'most improved' agency

When less than half of your employees say they'd recommend your agency as a great place to work, you have a problem that's not easy to fix. But faced with poor ratings year after year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors decided to do something about it.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Can government still tackle the big challenges?

Veteran civil servant Dwight Ink joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a recent book he edited about transforming public service.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 10:21am EDT
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ACUS building 'model agency' from best practices, success stories

Shawne McGibbon, the ACUS general counsel, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain the conference's new 'Model Agency' initiative.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 10:20am EDT
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Report: Data key ingredient for successful agency performance reviews

John Kamensky, a senior fellow and associate partner at the center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris with some pointers from a recent IBM Center for the Business of Government report on agency performance review.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 09:33am EDT
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Putting IT reform into action

Jaime Gracia, industry co-chair of the Better Government IT Working Group, and President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, discusses how the working group will translate its findings into action.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Brookings, Washington University offer new executive degree

Jackson Nickerson, the associate dean and director of Brookings Executive Education, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the program.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 11:50am EDT
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Labor teams with IRS to take on employers who misclassify workers

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.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 11:01am EDT
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OPM survey shows feds upbeat despite challenges

Most federal employees remain satisfied at work, despite pay freezes and budget cuts. But a sizeable chunk of workers believe that pay raises and promotions are not based on merit and that their supervisors don't know how to handle poor performers. The Office of Personnel Management released these findings as part of the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:37am EDT
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Lynn touts DoD charitable giving

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is asking Defense Department workers to unite for charitable giving with the start of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 11:49am EDT

Better federal payments requires innovative approach

Dan Chenok, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the The Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation fund and the innovative pilot programs have come out of it.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Contractor growing own IT workforce through hands-on program

The Federal Drive spoke with Sudhir Verma, a senior director at Force 3, which runs a program to train its IT workforce, along with Marlena Clark, a graduate of the program.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:14am EDT
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Agency accountants fight fraud in government

AGA President Relmond Van Daniker joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the conference, the intersection of fraud and technology and how federal managers can also benefit from better fraud-detection efforts.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:11am EDT
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Best agencies to launch your federal career

Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach at PPS, breaks down the list of top agencies to jump-start your federal career.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 04:48pm EDT
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Conference aims to turn federal managers into 'wellness wonks'

Dr. Casey Chosewood, a senior medical officer for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, joined the Federal Drive to discuss an upcoming federal-employee wellness symposium.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Easy, cheap way to defuse workplace tension: Just breathe

Mary Mitchell, of The Mitchell Organization, a training and consulting practice, joined the Federal Drive to discuss ways to defuse workplace tension.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 10:12am EDT
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