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DoD, VA, Education toughen rules against predatory colleges

Agencies are working toward implementing an executive order designed to crack down on "fly- by-night" colleges that target military members' education benefits

Tags: DoD , CFPB , VA , Carolyn Baker , Robert Worley , GI Bill , Executive order 13607 , Jared Serbu , veterans

Monday - 06/18/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , FDIC , NASA , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SBA , SSA , DoT , Labor , TSA

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

Former victim now leads government's bullying prevention program

Deborah Temkin leads the governmentwide campaign against bullying, working with the White House and federal agencies to educate school districts and governments at all levels on what they can do to protect young people. She is a Service to America Medal finalist in the Call to Service category.

Tags: Deborah Temkin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:52am EDT
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Awards recognize top STEM students

Tuesday night in Washington, 40 of the smartest, STEM-oriented American kids in in the whole country were honored.

Tags: Carlos Contreras , Intel , technology , STEM , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 09:15am EDT
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VA, Education reap benefits of hiring reforms

Improvements to training and employee retention are increasing department workforces and saving money, agency chief human capital officers for the Education and Veterans Affairs departments said at an event Tuesday.

Tags: John Sepulveda , Robert Buggs , Veterans Affairs , retention , hiring , management , training , hiring reform , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 05:44pm EST
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GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Tags: performance management , GAO , management , GPRA , OMB , Congress , Chris Mihm , DoD , IRS , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm EST
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Education wants to put financial management in the cloud

The agency has released an RFI asking for infrastructure and platform-as-a-service options.

Tags: technology , contracting , OMB , cloud computing , financial management , shared services , RFI , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 04:21pm EST

Agencies cut improper payments by $18 billion

Most of the fiscal 2011 reductions came from the departments of Education, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The administration also announced new steps aimed at improving how agencies use suspension and debarment to deal with unreliable contractors and grant recipients.

Tags: improper payments , contracting , management , financial management , HHS , USDA , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid , OMB , Jack Lew , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:36pm EST
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