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Danny Werfel, Director, Boston Consulting Group

Improper payments from the federal government reached an all-time high last year. They totaled more than $124 billion a $19 billion increase from the previous high of $105 billion. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. White House officials are examining this trend and looking for ways to head improper payments down again. Danny Werfel, a former Controller in the Office of Management and Budget and now a Director with the Boston Consulting Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on how they might to do that.

Tags: Boston Consulting Group , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Improper payments , IRS , GAO , OMB

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:21am EDT
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How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

Political leaders of all stripes have long called for reforming the Senior Executive Service. But what if instead of fixing the SES' current problems, the government wiped the slate clean and started from scratch? In part four of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

Tags: SES , Senior Executive Service , Fixing the SES , Emily Kopp , Deloitte , David Dye , Beth McGrath , Jeri Buchholz , David Bray , Joe Ward , Steve Shih , OPM , diversity , management , exclusive

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:00am EST

Fixing the SES: 'This used to be an honor. Now it's a joke.'

Fewer than half of the Senior Executive Service members who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio online survey say they would join today. The survey results were even more dim for federal employees at the GS-15 and GS-14 ranks. In the first of our four-part special report, Fixing the SES, we examine how current senior execs feel about the SES, and what they believe is right and wrong with the service.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Ron Sanders , Steve Shih , David Bray , Bill Valdez , Congress , accountability , James Lankford , Vanderbilt University , David Lewis , Barbara Sisson , Jason Chaffetz , Fixing the SES , special report , survey , Tim Walberg , OPM , exclusive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 05:00am EST

2015 challenge to agencies: Get the right people for the job

Thanks to big data, agencies are learning where their skills gaps are. To close them, they'll have to get around some archiac personnel regulations, according to a panel of experts on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Federal Drive , human capital , workforce , hiring , personnel , Angela Bailey , OPM , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , Emily Kopp , panel

Monday - 01/12/2015, 02:23pm EST

Human Capital Management Panel

With the new year and a new Congress getting underway, the possibilities seem limitless. We're going to spend the next hour talking about people. Specifically, the human capital management questions that vex the government. Engagement, pay and benefits, whether federal employees get the recognition and respect they deserve. Danny Werfel, a long-time career employee and former acting IRS Commissioner is now with the Boston Consulting Group. Jeri Buchholz, is NASA's chief human capital officer. Angela Bailey is the chief operating officer of the Office of Personnel Management. They joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on a special bonus hour of the Federal Drive to explore those issues and try to come up with a few answers.

Tags: Angela Bailey , Jeri Buchholz , Federal Drive , management , workforce , human capital management , panel discussion

Friday - 01/09/2015, 11:42am EST

Agency blunders put spotlight on risk management

A series of management blunders and agency misbehavior in recent years ranging from the General Services Administration to the Veterans Affairs Department, haven't only put agency leaders in the hot seat and sometimes out of work. They've also highlighted the importance of better risk-management planning by agencies, current and former federal officials told Federal News Radio as part of a special discussion on risk management.

Tags: Risk management , GSA , IRS , VA , Todd Grams , Beryl Davis , GAO , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:51pm EDT
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Former acting IRS chief says agency now on right track

The former acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service, who led the agency in the aftermath of the political-targeting scandal and who stepped down in December, says he believes the agency is on the right track. In an interview on on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, Danny Werfel, who recently joined the Boston Consulting Group, cited strong leadership at the agency.

Tags: IRS , management , John Koskinen , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/31/2014, 03:26pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD taking own path with cloud security, Treasury's Reger joins OMB

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.

Tags: Teri Takai , FedRAMP , GSA , DoD , Keith Alexander , Edward Snowden , cloud , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Robert Work , Treasury , Mark Reger , Norman Dong , OMB , Anne Rung , Dennis VanderTuig , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Lesley Field , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:31pm EDT

Werfel, Blackman land in the private sector

Horace Blackman, a long-time Veterans Affairs IT executive, also leaves for the private sector, joining Lockheed Martin.

Tags: people , IRS , OMB , Boston Consulting Group , Horace Blackman , VA , Lockheed Martin , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/24/2014, 03:24pm EDT

IRS to pay employee bonuses at lower percentage rate

The Internal Revenue Service and the National Treasury Employees Union reached an agreement that will see the IRS pay frontline employees performance awards starting in the spring. Acting IRS chief Danny Werfel canceled payouts of the awards last July, even though the union said the agency was obligated to pay them.

Tags: IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , pay , bonuses , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/03/2014, 06:07pm EST
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