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Agency customer service initiatives

ForeSee Vice President Dave Lewan and Abby Herriman, senior vice president of Delivery and Innovation at HighPoint Global, join host Jason Briefel for a wide ranging discussion of customer service initiatives in the federal government.
May 22, 2015

Friday - 05/22/2015, 05:11pm EDT
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Why Koskinen says the IRS won't cause another scandal

It's the IRS' employees, rather than its rules, whowill keep the agency out of trouble, Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 02:22pm EDT
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GAO: Most agencies meeting requirements to improve records management

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives issued a set of requirements in 2012 for agencies to improve their electronic records management. A new Government Accountability Office report says most agencies are meeting those requirements, but some still have more work to do.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 11:39am EDT
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Obama nominates Roth as next GSA administrator

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was going to nominate Denise Turner Roth as the new administrator at the General Services Administration.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 03:43pm EDT

Thomas Stanton, President, AFERM

Risk management is what you do when there's not enough people and money to take care of all the issues that could derail your program. In other words, it's something everyone needs to do. Easy to say, but for many federal managers, a lot harder to do. IBM's Thomas Stanton, president of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some insight on how to boost your risk management skills.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 03:38am EDT
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Fed bashing: How bad is it?

Federal Drive host Tom Temin joins Mike Causey to discuss fed bashing and federal job security, and Federal Times senior writer Andy Medici will tell us Congress has in store for feds after the Memorial Day break.
May 20, 2015

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 07:22pm EDT

Want to help feds do their jobs? Stop attacking them

The Senate subcommittee that oversees federal management hosted a hearing Wednesday on how agencies can better address 21st century problems. Two employee representatives had an answer for Congress: Stop attacking the federal workforce.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:28pm EDT

Three takeaways from Management of Change 2015

Commentary: One of the major government conferences of the year also could plant the seeds for what government events can be and should be.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 11:04am EDT

OMB initiates FedStat to hone in on mission, management issues

The latest in a long line of data-driven reviews will give agencies a chance to compare themselves internally and externally with similar federal programs. OMB created FedStat as a way to use the data from its back-office benchmarking effort.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:28am EDT
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Conversation between agencies and industry evolves beyond sequestration

Sequestration and the government shutdown dominated the focus of agency and business leaders in 2013 when Rick Holgate became president of the American Council of Technology. About to step down, he sees a changed landscape.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:36pm EDT
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IGs given power to subpoena former feds, contractors under new bill

Inspectors general would have the power to subpoena former feds and contractors to testify in cases of fraud or waste of more than $100,000, or when criminal activity is suspected.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 02:54pm EDT

John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Merit System Protection Board's new report on due process doesn't just talk to federal employees. It says a lot to managers. The report covers how agencies can handle adverse personnel situations, and what kind of constitutional protections employees enjoy. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to highlight the managerial impact.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:55am EDT
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Nancy Lindborg, President, U.S. Institute of Peace

It's a small agency of only 300 people. But it has big ambitions preventing, mitigating and resolving violent conflicts around the world. Most people know the U.S. Institute of Peace by the unusual architecture of its building, not far from the State Department. Nancy Lindborg is the new president of the Institute. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the agency and its mission.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
May 15, 2015

Friday - 05/15/2015, 06:41pm EDT
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Four ways to make your agency's social media a success story

Most agencies are on at least Facebook and Twitter, and many are dipping their toes into Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and even Snapchat. But it's not enough to just throw out information on social media -- it has to be a two-way street.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:31am EDT

Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

Senior official says VA wastes billions on improper purchases of drugs, medical supplies

Friday - 05/15/2015, 01:10am EDT

Rob Burton, Partner, Venable

Your agency's program managers could soon have new guidelines, training and recruitment policies. Reps. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) introduce the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act. It organizes a council with senior leaders in the Office of Management and Budget to set new standards for program managers. It also designates one senior executive in each agency as the Program Management Improvement Officer. Rob Burton, a partner at Venable and a former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how this could impact your agency's project portfolio.

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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Agencies on GAO's High Risk List find the bright side

The Government Accountability Office's biennial High Risk List may spell bad news for an agency, but it can also a road map for making changes.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 06:55pm EDT

Postal Service needs some transformation pain now to avoid desperation later

Commentary: In-Depth host Francis Rose says getting the Postal Service on solid ground needs both a long-term and short-term plan that may mean making significant changes to the historical role of the organization.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 03:06pm EDT
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