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HUD reorganization will close dozens of field offices, affect 900 workers

A major restructuring at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will close or consolidate dozens of the agency's field offices nationwide and affect 10 percent of its 9,000-member workforce. HUD officials said the current organizational model is not sustainable given the constrained budget the agency faces.

Tags: reorganization , Sean Donovan , Maurice Jones , Eddie Eitches , workforce , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 07:58pm EDT

HUD CIO Jerry Williams takes new job at Education

Jerry Williams will become the new chief information officer at the Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid. Patsy Garnett, HUD's acting deputy CIO for IT and business modernization, also is heading to a new agency.

Tags: technology , people , Jerry Williams , Education Department , Patsy Garnett , NRC , workforce , Jason Miller , exclusive , CIO

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

Sequestration to force HUD to shut down for 7 days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will furlough all 9,000 of its employees for seven days between May and August in a bid to reduce costs due to sequestration. All employees, including career employees, will be furloughed the same number of days, which will effectively result in a shutdown of the department on those days.

Tags: furloughs , workforce , sequestration

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:48pm EDT

Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.

Tags: IRS , GPO

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 12:00pm EST

VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.

Tags: technology , VA , David Peters , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Rick Holgate , ATF , mobile computing , Federal Mobile Computing Summit , agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:07am EST
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Grassroots group trying to improve employee morale at HUD

The Department of Housing and Urban Development ranked at only number 20 this year on The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey by the Partnership for Public Service. However, a budding grassroots group of agency employees called the Under 5 Group seeks to improve its agency's morale, inch up those rankings and find ways to keep their newest hires aboard and not from wanting to jump ship.

Tags: Under 5 Group , Charlie Francis , Laura Kunkel

Friday - 12/21/2012, 06:23pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 20, 2012

Lisa Dezzutti of Market Connections explains the survey results of contractors who were asked not only what they think about sequestration, but what they plan to do in case it happens. HUD's Laura Kunkel talks about a recently developed grassroots program called the Under 5 Group, which seeks to improve morale particularly among new hires. Eli Dourado, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, provides a bird's eye view of the recent World Conference on International Communications in Dubai.

Tags: Federal Drive , Lisa Dezzutti , Laura Kunkel , Eli Dourado , Market Connections, Inc. , Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 08:28am EST

Agency collaboration founded in personal relationships

Several departments are seeing the benefits from governmentwide collaboration. The interagency National Intellectual Property Coordination Center used its relationships to get the word out more quickly about counterfeit air bags that potentially could explode on impact. HR University absorbed millions of dollars in performance management training courses from an agency who on the CHCO Council.

Tags: management , collaboration , DHS , VA , CHCO Council , Kathryn Medina , Lisa Danzig , Lev Kubiak , Dennis Blasius , Consumer Product Safety Commission , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center , Jason Miller , HR University , veteran homelessness

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:01am EST
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Homeless rate steady in latest government estimate

A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government and local communities have greatly increased the number of beds available to the homeless over the last four years, either through emergency shelters or through government-subsidized apartments and houses. But the struggling economy contributed to the number of homeless people in the United States remaining stable between January 2011 and January 2012.

Tags: VA , veterans homelessness , Eric Shinseki , Mark Johnston

Monday - 12/10/2012, 12:47am EST

Kirit Amin heads to Commerce as deputy CIO

Amin spent the last eight months as HUD's chief technology officer.

Tags: exclusive , technology , people , Kirit Amin , Commerce , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/09/2012, 11:49am EST
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