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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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Jitinder Kohli, Director in Public Sector Practice, Deloitte

President Barack Obama will have his first meeting Tuesday with more than 1,000 senior executives and other career federal managers. The President oversees a vast workforce that, according to surveys, is less than thrilled with federal service. Jitinder Kholi is a director in the public sector practice at Deloitte. He received a preview of what Obama will tell the senior managers, and shared his analysis of what to expect on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Jitinder Kohli , Deloitte , SES , management , Best Places to Work , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 09:57am EST
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Obama gives feds four-day holiday weekend

President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing all executive branch offices and agencies on Friday, Dec. 26, creating a four-day weekend for most federal employees.

Tags: OPM , workforce , executive order , holiday , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:19pm EST

Bonus holiday and a shutdown - one down one to go

Friday was a good day for feds. They found out they will receive a bonus holiday at Christmas. But will this week bring more holiday joy or will Scrooge show up in the form of a government shutdown, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , bonus holiday , shutdown ,

Monday - 12/08/2014, 02:00am EST

Jessica Wright, DoD's under secretary for personnel and readiness, retires

After a 40-year career in government, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright announced her retirement to President Obama and DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. As under secretary, Wright oversaw personnel matters for DoD's workforce and called for reforms to stop sexual assaults in the military.

Tags: Jessica Wright , DoD , undersecretary for personnel and readiness , Chuck Hagel , sexual assault , workforce , management

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:40am EST

What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , CBP , ICE , DHS , workforce , border patrol agents , executive order , Michael OConnell , Coast Guard

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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