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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 29

Richard Spires, CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, provides an update on management and IT activities at his department. Ken Allen, executive director of ACT-IAC, discusses the canceled 2012 Executive Leadership Conference.

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Monday - 10/29/2012, 09:42am EDT

Uptick in disability discrimination claims could jeopardize hiring goals, firm says

In a July 2010 executive order, President Barack Obama pushed agencies to hire more people with disabilities, aiming for 100,000 workers by 2015. Agencies have made steady progress toward that goal. However that progress could be in jeopardy: Complaints alleging disability discrimination in federal hiring and appointments have ticked upward over the past five years, according to an analysis by the law firm Tully Rinckey.

Tags: workforce , hiring , disability hiring , EEOC , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/15/2012, 09:07pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - September 28

On the Federal Drive 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: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ed Zurndorfer , Patrice McDermott , Jim Williams

Friday - 09/28/2012, 03:02pm EDT

Retirement, sequestration, and more

NARFE Director of Benefit Services David Snell and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about issues that could affect your retirement.
September 19, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , sequestration , Obama Impact , David Snell , NARFE , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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DoD, VA joint e-health record ahead of schedule

The development of a shared records system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs is making progress thanks to several pilots. VA-DoD is taking the lessons learned from the tests and applying them to future pilots.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , health IT , technology , Federal Drive , Esther Carey , Tom Temin ,

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:32pm EDT
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Agencies face 'hodge-podge' guidance on security clearances

The federal government has issued more than 4.8 million security clearances to federal civilians, military service members and contractors. But the process for determining what positions require clearances amounts to little more than a "hodge-podge" across agencies, an official with the Government Accountability Office told Federal News Radio.

Tags: DHS , OPM , GAO , security clearances , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Brenda Farrell

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:53pm EDT
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Moran takes pragmatic approach to SES reform

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said a realistic approach is needed to reform the Senior Executive Service. His bill would automatically increase pay for highly rated SESers. However, the bill leaves out controversial provisions requiring mandatory agency rotations for SES members. The pragmatic approach is necessary to "rescue" the program which has struggled with recruiting new members.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management , workforce , SES , SES reform , Jim Moran

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 03:45pm EDT
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Rapid acquisition speeds capabilities to warfighters

With a $500 billion budget, the United States is the world's biggest buyer, and Defense is the biggest piece of that pie. The Rapid Acquisition Program has kicked into overdrive to help warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roy Smith, an executive vice president at ITG and a member of the executive advisory council of the National Contract Management Association, discusses how the program works and how industry views its achievements.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , acquisition , contracting , Rapid Acquisition Program , NCMA , Roy Smith , ITG , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , DoD

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:41pm EDT

Assessing acquisition rules a full-time pursuit

Rules and regulations are supposed to help the government make the smartest, fairest purchases are often complex. For Bill Woods, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, federal procurement rules are a full-time pursuit.

Tags: Bill Woods , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , acquisition , acquisition workforce , oversight , acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 18

The Federal Drive talks to Susan Grundmann, the chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, about changes to federal employment cases. Plus, interviews with top officials from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and GSA's Public Buildings Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Michael Meehan , Susan Grundmann , Larry Melton , BBG , MSPB , Public Buildings Service

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:41am EDT
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