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Bill Dougan, President, National Federation of Federal Employees

Employee engagement at agencies across the federal government is either consistently great, consistently not-so-great, or consistently inconsistent. This year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows agencies that have historically at the top are still at the top, while the agencies at the bottom are still at the bottom (when it comes to employee satisfaction). The ones in the middle are all over the place. Bill Dougan is president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he analyzed this year's survey results.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:38pm EDT

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

A gap of mistrust is forming between senior managers and their employees across the federal government. The results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show federal employees are taking an increasingly dim view of the senior leaders in their agencies. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he said federal agencies are treading on a dangerous path right now regarding workplace standards.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:32pm EDT

John Wrobel and Devon Rust, Aberdeen Proving Ground

Reaching the Army's Net Zero Water goals is a little easier for Aberdeen Proving Ground. It finds a way to recycle water from a previously contaminated stream on base, and reuse it to heat some of its buildings. APG says it will save about $400,000 a year in water costs, and $64 million by the end of the 23-year contract. John Wrobel is the acting chief and Devon Rust is the installation energy manager for the Directorate of Public Works at Aberdeen Proving Ground. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they explained how the project is saving them money and energy.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:26pm EDT

Mikey Dickerson, Administrator, US Digital Service

The new U.S. Digital Service is working with agencies across government to triage IT problems and get programs back on track. The infrastructure for the Service came out of the lessons learned from fixing the problems with Mikey Dickerson is Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose -- and in his first interview since he took over -- he explained the mission of the Service, and why industry shouldn't worry about the Service trying to cut in on its business.

Tags: Mikey Dickerson , U.S. Digital Service , technology , cybersecurity

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:11pm EDT

Col. David Chapman, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

The doors are now open for the last of three new buildings at the Defense Language Insititute Foreign Language Center. That's just one of the recent changes at the world-class language training institute in Monterrey, California. It also has a new commandant, as of this past May. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, Col. David Chapman talked about what's new at DLI at at the Presidio of Monterrey.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 03:59pm EDT

Monday federal headlines - October 27, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, U.S. military operations cease in the volatile southwestern region of Afghanistan, a new public website will help federal agencies with Ebola relief efforts and military services are giving employees travel cards to pay for all of their moving expenses

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 09:06am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DoD published its first-ever joint doctrine for military operations in cyberspace a year and a half ago. But the document was secret -- until this week. The Pentagon has now released a declassified version. Much of it is a retread of what DoD officials have already said in public, but there are a handful of eyebrow-raisers too. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about it in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:07pm EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive Magazine

The federal agency at the head of the response to Ebola is suffering a crisis of confidence. Only 37 percent of the public is confident in the response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CBS News poll that was conducted before the announcement of a case in New York City. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive Magazine. He outlined recent missteps by the CDC in a recent article. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Shoop said that the agency needs to create a culture of accountability.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:28pm EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Bad news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey could be a lot worse. Federal employees' opinions of senior management falls to a five-year low, according to the results from the Office of Personnel Management. Positive responses for 32 of 77 questions are down this year, mostly by about a percentage point. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what most federal employees are saying.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:10pm EDT

Kathryn Medina, APCO Worldwide

The results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show fewer than half of federal employees think their senior leaders maintain high levels of honesty and integrity. It's just one of the pieces of bad news in the new survey results that were released Oct. 24. Kathryn Medina of APCO Worldwide is former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at the Office of Personnel Management. She told Francis Rose on In Depth that the only surprise is that the bad news isn't worse.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:20pm EDT
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