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Ben Goad, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Federal contractors are gearing up to fight a new executive order. President Barack Obama last week signed the directive to protect contractors' employees. The businesses, though, say it goes too far and infringes on their rights. Some are threatening to sue the government. Ben Goad, staff writer for The Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the battle.

Tags: Ben Goad , The Hill Newspaper , contracting , executive order , employment , contractors , labor law

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:40pm EDT
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Grassroots organization breaks barriers for feds with disabilities

Federal Employees with Disabilities, or FEDs, is an organization that promotes equality in the workplace for persons with disabilities. FEDs focuses on addressing inclusion and breaking attitudinal barriers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Employees with Disabilities , workforce , employment , retention , Rehabilitation Act , Jason Olsen , Shefali Kapadia , EEOC

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:59am EDT
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US adds just 88K jobs; rate drops to 7.6 pct.

Tags: jobs , employment

Friday - 04/05/2013, 04:22pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 7, 2013

Jimmy Christianson of the Associated General Contractors of America discusses government construction projects currently underway. Billy House of the National Journal talks about an article he wrote on the new Congress. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, talks about GSA's Multiple Awards Schedule. Tim Solms of Microsoft discusses a new deal his company signed with DoD. Lisa Wolfe of Federal News Radio sheds light on a new website for federal job seekers. Brian Friel of Bloomberg Government talks about the new bill providing federal Sandy relief spending.

Tags: Jimmy Christianson , Associated General Contractors of America , Billy House , National Journal , Congress , Roger Waldron , Multiple awards schedule , GSA , Tim Solms , DoD , Microsoft , DoD Report , Lisa Wolfe , Federal News Radio , employment , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/07/2013, 09:24am EST

Summit helps military spouses find jobs

Sue Hoppin is founder and president of the National Military Spouse Network.

Tags: Sue Hoppin , National Military Spouse Network , DoD , pay and benefits , employment , In Depth

Monday - 10/24/2011, 06:10pm EDT
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Federal government employing more minorities than ever

OPM's annual workplace report showed growth in minority employment, but also found less Hispanics working in the federal government than the private-sector.

Tags: minorities , hiring , employment , federal workforce , civilian workforce , John Berry , OPM , FEORP , Keith BieryGolick

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 03:01pm EDT

VA: Happy feds saved $200 million in turnover costs

The Department of Veterans Affairs avoided $200 million in turnover costs by investing in online training resources for employees, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda told Federal News Radio. He also explained how the VA plans to make veterans 40 percent of its workforce, weather the retirement tsunami and continue to be a federal leader on human capital issues in a wide-ranging interview.

Tags: John Sepulveda , CHCO Council , VA , pay and benefits , workforce , hiring , recruitment , retention , veterans , Disabled , Latino , Hispanic , employment , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/23/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Veteran hires at highest level in 20 years

Nearly three in every 10 new hires in the government is a veteran, marking the highest percentage of new hires in more than 20 years. Just two out of the 24 agencies in the President's Council on Veterans Employment failed to meet their goals. The council released Tuesday preliminary fiscal 2011 employment data.

Tags: Emily Kopp , veterans , employment , workforce , hiring , OPM , John Berry , DHS , Treasury , NRC

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:52pm EST

VA funds ideas to help disabled vets get jobs

VA will test the use of the ideas in the agency's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, according to a VA release.

Tags: VA , employment , VAi2 , innovation , management , best practices , workforce , hiring

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 04:06pm EDT

More vets working in public sector

More Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans are finding work in the public sector than ever before.

Tags: DoD Report , employment , veterans , Army Times , VA , OPM , hiring reform , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/11/2011, 04:35pm EST
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