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Last year, FEMA ranked 231 out of 241 agencies in the Best Places to Work rankings, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service. This year the agency took a deep-dive look at the Employee Viewpoint Survey data to help explain why workers are so unhappy.
When disaster strikes, various levels of government jump into action. But sometimes, work can be doubled up or logistics can be lost because of a lack of integration with the private sector. Dan Stoneking, the director of the private sector in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of External Affairs is working to change that.
By partnering with AmeriCorps, the Federal Emergency Management Agency hopes add 1,600 young people to its disaster recovery efforts.
Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she's tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.
Without Congressional action, the public transit benefit that many federal employees use to take the subway, bus or vanpool to work will decrease on Jan. 1 from $230 to $125 per month. Feds said, for the most part, they'll continue to use mass transit even if it costs them more to get to work.
Tags: mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Matthew Magazu , Shannon Richardson , Caroline Tiplin , Keith Eichenholz , HHS , Emily Kopp , telework , pay and benefits
A Senate homeland security subcommittee is set to examine whether the Washington area is prepared for natural or man-made disasters.
The nationwide test took place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.
Because of its unprecedented nature of the first EAS test, government officials don't know quite what to expect, the chief of the FCC public safety and homeland security bureau, Jamie Barnett, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris.
The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.
Tags: DHS , data , cybersecurity , technology , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Todd Platts , Peggy Sherry , Robert West , James McCoy , financial management , IT reform , Emily Kopp