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Agencies know employee engagement is a problem. Now what?

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council, working with representatives of labor unions and managers' associations, is trying to give agencies tools to boost employee engagement following three years of declining scores on the governmentwide employee viewpoint survey.

Tags: Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , management , Justin Johnson , Bill Dougan , Nuclear Regulatory Council , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , Bureau of Engraving and Printing , FDIC , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:45am EST

OPM pushes agencies to hire long-term unemployed

Following an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in January, OPM releases a memo giving agencies a new outline on hiring in an effort to reduce the number of long-term unemployed workers

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , hiring , BLS , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 11:31am EDT

Federal News Countdown: One government solution, Chili-cooking feds

Dan Blair, president & CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and former deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management, and Kathryn Medina, senior vice-president of Global Human Resources for APCO Worldwide and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Dan Blair , Kathryn Medina , National Academy of Public Administration , OPM , APCO Worldwide , In Depth , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 08/22/2014, 05:25pm EDT

Kimberly Holden, OPM

Most federal agencies have shaved weeks, even months, off of their hiring times in response to a 2010 presidential memo. Most hires are now completed within 80 days. But faster doesn't necessarily mean better. The Office of Personnel Management has revised its reporting requirements to focus on quality. Kimberly Holden is OPM's deputy associate director for Recruitment and Hiring. She spoke with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive. She says hiring time is just one measurement of how well agencies are filling positions.

Tags: Kimberly Holden , OPM , hiring reforms , workforce , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 07:45am EDT
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Kathryn Medina to step down from CHCO Council post

Medina's last day at the Office of Personnel Management will be Jan. 3. She is leaving to join public relations firm APCO Worldwide as a senior human resources executive.

Tags: Kathryn Medina , OPM , human resources , people , exclusive

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:01pm EST

Archuleta looks to 'forge a new pathway' to better engage federal workforce

Just a week into the job and confronted with signs of the sagging morale of the federal workforce, new Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said she wants to take steps to make sure federal employees feel engaged in their work. Tuesday's annual public meeting of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council focused on ways to improve employee engagement and morale. OPM released its annual Employee Viewpoint Survey last week, revealing continuing declines in federal employees' overall job satisfaction and a sharp drop in satisfaction with their pay.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , workforce , management , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Justin Johnson , Heidi Sheaffer , Angela Bailey , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 04:44pm EST

OPM hopes cyber-job database will help agencies fill workforce gaps

As the cybersecurity workforce gets older and closer to retirement age, the Office of Personnel Management is trying to help agencies find new talent. It's creating a new database of cyber positions that it hopes will help agencies identify the cyber skill sets needed to meet their missions. The Obama administration has made reducing critical cyber workforce gaps one of its top "cross-agency" goals.

Tags: cybersecurity , workforce , hiring , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , CIO Council , NICE , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:24pm EDT

Hiring reforms thriving despite freezes, early outs

In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, agency chief human capital officers said the hiring reforms instituted by the Obama administration are working. Most respondents said it now takes their agencies 46 to 100 days, on average, to hire new employees. Hiring reforms also have improved diversity at agencies and the ability to bring on more talented employees. At the same time, CHCOs said sequestration is impacting their ability to train and complete HR projects.

Tags: CHCO , CXO Surveys , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , hiring reform , hiring freeze , buyouts , sequestration , Jason Miller , In Depth , Francis Rose , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 06:08am EDT
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OPM, OMB outline plans for major rewrite of HR policies

A new memo from Acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan details two main objectives and four focus areas for change. OPM and OMB want to eliminate 12 HR reports and consolidate four others.

Tags: OPM , OMB , human capital , workforce , Elaine Kaplan , GPRA , HRstat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/03/2013, 06:36pm EDT

Agencies turn to HRStat to make better sense of workforce data

The Office of Personnel Management is doubling the number of departments to 16, taking part in data-driven reviews. The goal is to take the mounds of information available about an agency's workforce and spot trends to help plan for the future.

Tags: management , Angela Bailey , OPM , HRstat , big data , workforce , performance improvement officer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 05:24am EST
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