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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

This week, the award for Federal Employee of the Year went to Dr. Rana Hajjeh for her contributions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her work with vaccines will save the lives of about 7 million children by 2020. The Service to America Medals gala on Monday also featured several young federal employees who might earn that honor for themselves one day. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He was at the Sammies Awards. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he sees some special potential from this year's finalists in the Call to Serve category.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , people , Sammies , workforce , HHS , Rana Hajjeh , Partnership for Public Service , Call to Serve , Tim McManus

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Partnership names CDC team Federal Employee of the Year

The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the 13th Annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Dr. Rana Hajjeh and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were honored for promoting the immunization of children worldwide to prevent the spread of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) virus.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , Health and Human Service , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Partnership for Pubic Service , Max Stier , Michael OConnell , Edwin Kneedler , Sara Meyers , Michael Byrne , Omar Perez Aybar , Reginald France , Alan Lindenmoyer , Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , William Bauman , Ann Spungen

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:14am EDT
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James Green, project officer, CDC and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

An ambulance crash in Texas that killed everyone inside but the driver is the latest incident to expose safety problems in the vehicles of first responder. New emergency crash standards can hopefully reduce that risk. James Green is project officer of the Division of Safety Research at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Citizen Services category. He created ten new safety standards for ambulances and tells Francis Rose on In Depth what inspired their creation. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and read a related article.

Tags: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , James Green , Service America

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:04pm EDT
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Green blazes trail to making ambulances safer for EMTs, patients

Working with a public-private team, James D. Green recommended 10 crash safety standards or practices to be used for ambulances and their equipment.

Tags: James Green , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:27pm EDT
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Sean Kaufman, President, Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions

Members of Congress are calling for tighter regulations of government labs handling dangerous microbes. The call comes after employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mishandled materials containing flu and anthrax samples. Sean Kaufman is a former CDC scientist, now president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions. He recently testified to Congress about the safety violations at the CDC. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the safety lapses.

Tags: Sean Kaufman , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:00am EDT
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Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Saving lives around the world has a Federal doctor in line for a Service to America Medal. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She's a Sammies finalist in the National Security and International Affairs category. She tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose on In Depth the virus she and her team promoted the vaccine for isn't well known, but the consequences are. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 01:42pm EDT
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More doctors turn to e-health systems to care for patients

Almost 50 percent of doctors today now use electronic records to help care for their patients. That's up from 40 percent in 2012 and just 11 percent in 2006, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , e-health records , electronic records

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Charles Rothwell chosen as next NCHS director

Former director of the National Center for Health Statistics' Division of Vital Statistics was named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service last February.

Tags: Charles Rothwell , NIH , Top Leaders in Federal Service , Michael OConnell , people

Monday - 12/23/2013, 05:58pm EST

Demand for data-driven models supplies agencies with decision making power

More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.

Tags: managament , OMB , Dustin Brown , Christopher Braden , Gary Eilerts , USAID , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , data-driven analysis , Nani Coloretti , Treasury , A New Era in Technology , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 04:40am EST
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Obama briefed on shutdown impacts

President Barack Obama is being updated by members of the White House about the impact of the government shutdown on key federal agencies and programs. Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough briefed Obama on the shutdown's impact on the government's research efforts, according to the White House.

Tags: management , government shutdown , research , NSF , NIH , U.S. Merchant Marine Academy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/14/2013, 02:15pm EDT
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