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Agencies, colleges share top recruiting tips in tight budget times

Tighter budgets are impacting agencies' ability to recruit new employees, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. But while budget dollars may be dwindling, agencies still need new hires to fill vacancies caused by retirements and others leaving civil service. Federal recruiters and college advisers say there are certain cost-effective and innovative techniques that work better than others when it comes to finding the next generation of federal employees.

Tags: recruitment , DoD , DHS , OPM , Pathways Program , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Jennifer Carignan , Christine Cruzvergara , George Mason University , Tara Duprey , Georgetown University , National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terroris , Sara Fishering , University of Maryland , Student Training and Academic Recruitment , Carin Otero , Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Servic , Sheila Reid Dent , Michael OConnell , workforce , hiring , CHCO , exclusive

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 05:30am EDT
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In Depth interviews - July 24

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, discusses whether sequestration can be averted.

Tags: Gordon Adams , Stan Soloway , PSC , sequestration , defense industry , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 03:05pm EDT

Congress returns to packed budget agenda, tight deadlines

Congress returns to session this week with a few short months to reach a budget resolution for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and agree on how to avoid the automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next decade that will be triggered Jan. 2, 2013, under the Budget Control Act debt limit deal. But don't expect much to get accomplished before the election, say budget experts.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Julie Tagen , NARFE , Beth Moten , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Budget Control Act , sequestration , workforce , retirement , Robert Tobias ,

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:10am EDT

Proposal to cut federal workforce raises concerns

Some call the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's approval of a 10 percent cut in the federal workforce is a political statement. Others worry it portends cuts in federal pay, benefits or jobs. Federal employees' groups have stepped up lobbying efforts.

Tags: Dennis Ross , Jim Cooper , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jessica Klement , FMA , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Congress , workforce , Robert Tobias , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:29am EST
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Analysis: DoD spending cuts small in context of history

Gordon Adams, a professor of international relations at American University and former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, outlines how draw downs have impacted DoD budgets since World War II.

Tags: Gordon Adams , DoD , OMB , financial management , budget , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 06:03pm EDT
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Suggestions for federal labor-management relations

New white paper from three federal policy experts offers ideas for implementing new executive order.

Tags: management , labor-management relations , executive order , Robert Tobias

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 03:58pm EST
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Agency power one of the 'best kept secrets'

President Barack Obama's work with the SEC, EPA and FTC is a sign of things to come for the FDA among others, according to a presidential scholar. Federal News Radio learns about "one of the best kept secrets in American political life."

Tags: mngt , policy , Neil Kerwin , best practices , SEC , EPA , FTC , FDA

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 10:50am EST
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Leahy speech opens Sunshine in Government week

FOIA "the power cord that connects the American people to their government."

Tags: newsstand , Patrick Leahy , John Cornyn , FOIA , Freedom of Information Act , Congress , Senate , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 07:22am EDT
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OMB finally details broad management doctrine

Fiscal 2011 budget provides look into how agencies will be expected to improve program departmentwide and governmentwide. The administration calls for bureau levels goals, a new performance portal and problem solving networks. Experts praise White House approach to addressing management issues.

Tags: mngt , OMB , White House , Robert Shea , Jonathan Breul , Robert Tobias , Grant Thornton , IBM , management agenda , 2011 budget request , program evaluation , Performance metrics , budget

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:38am EST
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