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7:07 am, May 30, 2015

Management News

Dan Blair, President, NAPA

Human capital management in government is a 25-year-old problem. Dan Blair, president of the National Academy of Public Administration and former deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why a private sector company with a 40-year-old personnel system would go out of business today.

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:09pm EDT
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Why Obama should reorganize federal agencies

President Obama hasn't given up on consolidating six business-related agencies into one, and for good reason, says Jeff Neal.

Friday - 05/29/2015, 01:00pm EDT

Fortune telling for Philadelphia VA staff flagged in IG audit

Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official, according to an audit released Thursday.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 06:40pm EDT

GAO finds highs, lows in agencies' human capital management

Yvonne Jones, the Government Accountability Office's director of strategic issues, tells a Senate panel human capital management is critical to improving government's performance.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 05:29pm EDT
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Brian Friel, Government Contracts Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration wraps up an industry day on their latest contracting opportunity. Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTs) is a human resources and training contract vehicle for all agencies. Requests for proposal will likely come from OPM and GSA by June 30. Brian Friel, a government contracts analyst with Bloomberg Government, is looking at HCaTs and the addition of two other contracts to BGOV's top 20 contracting opportunities. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what to expect.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:05pm EDT
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What's going on in federal acquisition?

Steven Schooner, Nash and Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, will discuss Better Buying Power 3.0, LPTA and more with host Roger Waldron.
May 26, 2015

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 07:09pm EDT
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New guidance streamlines agency handling of unclassified information

The Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration has published a new guide to help agencies manage and label unclassified information.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 05:03pm EDT
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Nominee Roth says she'll keep good things going at GSA

Denise Turner Roth, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the General Services Administration says, if confirmed, she'll make sure recent reforms are woven into the agency's fabric.

Monday - 05/25/2015, 02:31pm EDT

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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