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Navy's Ken Barrett pushes for diversity, work-life balance

Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said diversity is an issue "people get hung up on," but he's never looked at it as meeting quotas. "It's about making heads counts, not counting heads," he said. The profile is part of Federal News Radio's Federal Voices series.

Tags: workforce , DoD , Navy , diversity , Ken Barrett , Emily Kopp , General Motors , Jolie Lee

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:34am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 15, 2012

Capt. Ken Barrett talks about diversity in the Navy. Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, discusses the Whistleblower bill passed by the Senate last week. Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues at GAO, discusses the ongoing challenges DHS and TSA with screening equipment.

Tags: Federal Drive , Ken Barrett , Steve Lord , Bill Bransford , Deborah Temkin

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:44am EDT

GAO's Rich Stana reflects on a career he never anticipated

Former Government Accountability Office Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues Rich Stana never aspired to public service. As a newly-minted business school graduate, he interviewed for jobs at banks and companies, but didn't find them appealing. Then his dean suggested applying to GAO, where he could apply his business knowledge to auditing government programs. Stana never looked back. He retired in December after 35 years.

Tags: Rich Stana , Emily Kopp , GAO

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 11:54am EST

Hubert Sparks reflects on four decades of auditing agencies

Appalachian Regional Commission Inspector General Hubert Sparks has tried to retire twice, but keeps coming back to government. After 43 years, this will be his last, Sparks said.

Tags: Hubert Sparks , inspector general , Appalachian Regional Commission , USDA , DHS , Katrina , VA , Emily Kopp

Monday - 01/09/2012, 09:12am EST

Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one

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.

Tags: Carolyn Davis , Jason Miller , HHS , FEMA , workforce , people

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 07:26pm EST

Ron Martin reflects on career

A new ongoing series by Federal News Radio tells the stories of long-time federal employees.

Tags: Ron Martin , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 04:22pm EDT