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UPDATE: More on training and mentoring managers at your agency

Agencies will have defined benchmarks to hit for training current and future managers.

Tags: management , best practices , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Nancy Kichak , Marilee Fitzgerald , OPM , defense department

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 05:53pm EDT

Senate explores improved supervisor training

What's the best way to train the next generation of federal agency supervisors? a Senate panel holds an oversight hearing exploring proposed legislation to improve the way that potential mid-level managers are trained, and ways to continue and enhance the training and experience they already have.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Nancy Kichak , OPM , Marilee Fitzgerald , DoD , defense , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Lawmakers seek a better presidential transition

The recent presidential transition from the Bush to Obama Administrations has been called one of the best in history. But lawmakers are considering legislation that would further streamline the peaceful hand-off of governmental authority. Would a reduction in the number of political appointees requiring Senate confirmation be part of that streamlining?

Tags: management , transition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , George Voinovich , Ted Kaufman , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service

Friday - 04/23/2010, 07:16am EDT
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Sens. Akaka, Voinovich call for new security clearance oversight council

New bill hopes to address remaining challenges to improve the security clearance process. The legislation would require this new council to submit a new strategic plan and technology plan.

Tags: management , George Voinovich , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , GAO , OMB , security clearances , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 03:14pm EST

Lawmaker seeks to fix "outdated & old" federal hiring process once and for all

Anyone now working for the Federal Government or who knows someone who is a fed likely has their own story of how long it took to get the job. In some cases, it can take up to a year for some high-security jobs. But does it really have to be that way? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "the Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "The federal hiring process must be slow and arduous."

Tags: series , fallacies , mngt , P&B , Senate Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government , federal workforce , George Voinovich , John Berry , OPM , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:04am EDT
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Senate panel vets MSPB nominees

A Senate committee has held nomination hearings for the two newest members of the Merit Systems Protection Board -- the independent federal panel designated to hear federal worker appeals of personnel decisions made by their agencies. The two nominees, who will be chairman and vice chairman of MSPB, have long backgrounds in work with federal employee unions.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Tracking the Transition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Marie Wagner , OPM , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 07:22am EDT
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Telework Update

What Congress is doing to keep feds off the roads and on the cyberhighways.

Tags: P&B , telework , Paul Sarbanes , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , OPM , George Voinovich

Monday - 03/30/2009, 07:53am EDT
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