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Most TSP funds rise in February

All but one Thrift Savings Plan fund made steady progress last month. The fixed income F Fund lost 0.91 percent.

Tags: TSP , benefits , retirement , money , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , emily kopp

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:47pm EST

Paul Bean, Contract Specialist/Business Adviser, TSA

With tens of thousands of companies doing business with the federal government each year, you'd think it's easy. But in reality, lots of barriers still stand in the way for many companies. "Barrier Busting" is the subject of a special session at today's ACT-IAC conference on acquisition excellence. Paul Bean, a contract specialist and business adviser at the Transportation Security Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on bringing down the walls.

Tags: Paul Bean , TSA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Acquisition , emily kopp

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:28am EST
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Frank McNally, Content Developer, ASI Government

Let's face it. People's eyes glaze over if you tell them you're in federal procurement. It's all a boring mass of rules, regulations and bureaucracy. Right? For the upcoming generation of federal procurement people and the companies they deal with, it's pedal to the metal when it comes to acquisition. Case in point: Frank McNally, content developer at ASI government. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT-IAC acquisition excellence conference in Washington to explain.

Tags: Frank McNally , ASI Government , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Acquisition , procurement , emily kopp

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:20am EST
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Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsmen, GSA

Can we talk? That's what government and industry have been asking for decades. The answer is yes, and there's plenty of Federal Acquisition Regulation backup for that. Yet the administration thought it needed to launch the mythbusters initiative to get industry and government talking at the pre-solicitation stage. That was followed by last year's Open Dialog initiative. How's it all working? Millisa Gary, the procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Millisa Gary , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , emily kopp , Federal Acquisition Regulation , FAR

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:30am EST
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Carol Bonosaro, President, Senior Executives Association

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." That's how Carol Bonosaro views the current attempts to reform the Senior Executive Service. Bonosaro, the president of the Senior Executives Association, has written a commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com responding to the "Fixing the SES" series. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Emily Kopp asked Bonosaro to look back on the history of reforms to the SES a history nearly as old as the service itself.

Tags: Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , emily kopp , SES , Fixing the SES

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 09:45am EST
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Do leaders have the stomach for real SES reform?

If there is to be major reform within the Senior Executive Service, the government needs the appetite to carefully consider exactly what problems it is solving, what it wants the SES to be and how best to get there, says Carol Bonosaro in a new commentary.

Tags: SES , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , Fixing the SES , emily kopp , management

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 02:00am EST

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 , Danny Werfel , Steve Shih , OPM , diversity , management , exclusive

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

GAO: Ratings inflation, shrinking performance awards trouble SES system

What's the difference between an amazing senior executive and a pretty good one? Not much, says the Government Accountability Office after reviewing agencies' pay-for-performance compensation systems.

Tags: GAO , SES , OPM , pay-for-performance , performance management , pay , performance awards , emily kopp

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 06:00am EST

DHS on the brink of partial shutdown: Lessons from those who were there

Former DHS leaders say you don't need a shutdown to harm the department. The threat of a partial shutdown is enough to lower employees' morale and slow down progress.

Tags: DHS , continuing resolution , Rafael Borras , Chris Cummiskey , Jeh Johnson , Congress , shutdown , budget , emily kopp

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:54pm EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management needs to do more to ensure meaningful distinctions are being made when it comes to performance ratings and awards for members of the Senior Executive Service. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more details from the report.

Tags: emily kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , SES , GAO

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 10:46am EST
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