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Sen. Coburn to put hold on OPM director nominee

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said he wants an answer from Office of Personnel Management and the White House on how the Affordable Care Act will apply to lawmakers and their staff before moving forward with Katherine Archuleta's nomination to serve as OPM director.

Tags: workforce , people , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , John Thompson , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 01:47pm EDT
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Mobile device pilots giving Census a look into the future

The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.

Tags: technology , contracting , Brian McGrath , Agilex , mobile computing , Apple , Google , Microsoft , iPad , Android , cybersecurity , mobile , mobile device management , Jason Miller , Ira Entis

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 09:17pm EST
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Census to offer Internet option in gov't surveys

For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age. The new online option will supplement the traditional census mail-out operation. It is a major shift for the agency, which has relied almost exclusively on paper forms since 1970 but is now moving toward a more Internet-based system after spending a record $13 billion on the 2010 census.

Tags: technology , Thomas Mesenbourg

Monday - 12/17/2012, 04:52pm EST

Census managers, employees take backseat-driver role in reorg

Bureau leadership has relied heavily on ideas from the workforce as the agency pushes ahead with its first major reorganization in 50 years. The goal is to create a more efficient and effective Census Bureau, officials say.

Tags: Nancy Potok , workforce , management , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 03:26pm EDT
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No Cal Buyouts

While some federal agencies are offering buyouts ranging from $15,000 to $25,000, the giant Social Security Administration is trying a new approach: No Cal buyouts. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if they catch on, your agency may be next.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , furloughs , buyouts , retirement , sequestration , Congress , IRS , early retirement

Friday - 08/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Groves envisions future censuses to be cheaper, more mobile

Robert Groves led the U.S. Census Bureau into an era of technological innovation in the hopes of lowering costs and collecting better data for future censuses.

Tags: Robert Groves , budget , technology , best practices , Federal Drive , people

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 11:57am EDT
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In Depth interviews - June 4

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michael McBride , Themis Papageorge , Augustus Vogel , IRS , Sammies 2012 , Office of Naval Research , Chris Mihm , GAO , GPRA Modernization Act , Thomas Mesenbourg ,

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 01:11am EDT

2010 census missed more than 1.5M minorities

Tags: technology , Robert Groves

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 07:29pm EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , House Appropriations Committee , Commerce , Justice , FBI , NIST , NOAA

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Robert Groves stepping down as Census director

Robert Groves is stepping down as the head of the Census Bureau to become provost of Georgetown University. He begins the new position in late August.

Tags: Robert Groves , management

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 03:20pm EDT
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