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Obama signs massive defense spending bill

Tags: DoD , NDAA , pay raise , pay

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Obama announces series of SES reforms

During a meeting with thousands of federal managers today, President Barack Obama announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service. They include creating an SES advisory group, developing a leadership program for future career executives, and forming a new customer service awards program.

Tags: management , SES , Jitinder Kohli , Shefali Kapadia , SES reform

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 10:14am EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Feds are not holding back when it comes to sharing their thoughts on the President's plans to reform the Senior Executive Service. Federal News Radio's web team put out a questionnaire, asking them what they think of the SES proposals. We've collected some of their comments. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive, spoke with web manager Julia Ziegler about the varying opinions.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , SES reforms ,

Friday - 12/12/2014, 10:25am EST
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OMB holds shutdown calls 'over abundance of caution'

As a matter of "caution," the Office of Management and Budget discussed shutdown contingencies with agencies today as Congress continues to debate a bipartisan budget deal. Federal funding runs out at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Tags: budget , Congress , spending bill , House , Michael OConnell , OMB , A-11 Guidance

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 05:24pm EST

Obamas sort gifts in annual Toys for Tots drive

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped sort donated gifts on Wednesday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as part of the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.

Tags: Toys for Tots , Marine Corps , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , Michelle Obama , Christmas , gifts , donations , White House

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 09:36am EST

Obama SES reform plan makes problem worse, not better

President Barack Obama addressed members of the Senior Executive Service today intending to raise their morale. In Depth host Francis Rose says the President's remarks may have done the opposite.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , commentary , Francis Rose , management , workforce , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:15pm EST

Feds praise, criticize Obama's proposed SES reforms

Federal News Radio polled its readers on how they felt about the President's proposed reforms to the Senior Executive Service. Many were "indifferent," but others said the reforms didn't go far enough.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , reforms , hiring , retention , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 05:03pm EST

Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The White House has launched three reforms to the Senior Executive Service. But the message President Barack Obama delivered to about 3,000 SESers at the Washington Hilton may actually have more long-term meaning than the reforms themselves. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller attended the President's speech and spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about his message and the attendees' reaction.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , SES , management , workforce

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 10:08am EST
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Robert Hale and Ron Sanders, Booz Allen Hamilton

President Barack Obama announced three major initiatives today to boost the Senior Executive Service. It's the latest in a long line of initiatives and research on improving the SES. Booz Allen and the Partnership for Public Service have proposed reforms to the SES. Booz Allen's Ron Sanders -- former Chief Human Capital Officer for the intelligence community -- and Bob Hale -- former Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) -- talked about those SES reform recommendations on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Robert Hale , Ron Sanders , DoD , Booz Allen Hamilton , Senior Executive Service , In Depth , management

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:06pm EST
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