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Federal News Countdown: Shutdown averted, Sequestration looms

Bob Tobias, director of business development in the Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, counts down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: American University , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:48pm EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Congress has three main responsibilities as Board of Directors for the Executive Branch. It has to set lines of business for Congress, create agency programs, and evaluate agency performance. All of those responsibilities imply Congress should try to solve agency problems before they occur. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University, and former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu Congress isn't proactive enough regarding the well being of your agency.

Tags: American University , IRS , In Depth

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:11pm EST
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Respect for federal agency leaders continues to fall. The last few Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys say rank-and-file employees don't respect their upper level leaders as much as they used to. Executive Core Qualifications are supposed to help senior executives maintain high leadership standards, but they might be too easy to follow. Bob Tobias, professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, is also a former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about ways to improve the Executive Core Qualifications to build better agency leaders.

Tags: In Depth , Senior Executive Service , SES

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:13pm EST
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

New members of Congress have a crash course available to teach them about the biggest challenges facing your agency. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the program is missing some important details.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:10pm EST
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

A new Congress starts today, and a crash course is available for incoming members to learn about the biggest challenges for federal agencies. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described at the Bipartisan Program for Newly-Elected Members of Congress, and thinks the incoming class might not know exactly what they're signing up for.

Tags: In Depth , Congress , American University

Monday - 01/05/2015, 04:11pm EST
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Major reforms are coming to the Senior Executive Service. A Leadership Development Program, an advisory group and new customer service award are some of the major changes President Barack Obama has proposed. Bob Tobias, professor with Key Executive Leadership programs at American University, says the reforms are a start. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose he's looking for stronger leadership over of the Executive Branch in 2015.

Tags: American University , Senior Executive Service , management , In Depth , workforce , Top 3 for 2015

Monday - 12/29/2014, 03:04pm EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Federal agencies are losing the leadership skills that truly inspire employees to do a good job. Bob Tobias, professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, draws that conclusion after looking at the results from different categories in the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what leaders are lacking.

Tags: American University , In Depth

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:16pm EST
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

The largest reorganization in Veterans Affairs Department history won't look like most re-orgs you've seen before. That's according to Bob Tobias -- he's professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the organizational chart at the VA won't see the changes most other agencies do.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Key Executive Leadership Programs , American University , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:27pm EST
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

The Veterans Affairs Department tops the list of most time spent on union business in fiscal 2012. The VA uses a little more than 1 million hours in total. But when you look at the numbers by hours per union employee, you get a completely different list. Bob Tobias is professor in the Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University and teaches about labor-management relations. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered insight into the figures on official time.

Tags: American University , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Only two agencies show any progress in following the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. Those two are the Office of Personnel Management and the Labor Department. The Government Accountility Office says GPRA compliance is actually getting worse at other agencies. Bob Tobias is Business Development director of the Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the failing grades mean for performance-based management in the federal government.

Tags: American University , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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