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Postal Service needs centralized system to manage public-private partnerships

Public policy specialist Michael Kubayanda said the Postal Service would improve its partnerships with the private sector by creating a central office. USPS has a number of partnerships in different areas, including merchandise and real estate.

Tags: USPS , public-private partnerships , Michael Kubayanda , management , Francis Rose , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 02:54pm EDT

IG: DoD puts hundreds of millions of dollars at risk in Afghanistan

The DoD Special Missions Wing in Afghanistan does not have adequate personnel to man its existing and planned aircraft fleet, according to an audit from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The air wing only has one fourth of the recruits needed to achieve full strength to be able to handle 48 newly purchased aircraft.

Tags: Francis Rose , SIGAR , DoD , Afghanistan , acquisition , Elizabeth Field , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:01pm EDT
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In Depth Show Blog - July 1, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Francis Rose , Michael Kubayanda , Elizabeth Field Singer , Phillip Carter , Yvonne Jones , Jeri Buchholz

Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:48pm EDT

Hiring reforms thriving despite freezes, early outs

In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, agency chief human capital officers said the hiring reforms instituted by the Obama administration are working. Most respondents said it now takes their agencies 46 to 100 days, on average, to hire new employees. Hiring reforms also have improved diversity at agencies and the ability to bring on more talented employees. At the same time, CHCOs said sequestration is impacting their ability to train and complete HR projects.

Tags: CHCO , CHCO Council , CXO Surveys , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , hiring reform , Hiring freeze , buyouts , sequestration , Jason Miller , Francis Rose , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 06:08am EDT
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In Depth Show Blog - June 26, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Francis Rose , Jessica Herrera-Flanigan , Sharon Burke , Arnab Roy , Robert Shea

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 09:28pm EDT

Alternative energy key to DoD's battlefield strategy

The Department of Defense is looking to utilize alternative fuel sources in order to respond to changing operational energy needs on the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , renewable energy , Green government , Technology , Sharon Burke , operational energy , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:52am EDT
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In Depth Show Blog - June 28, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Francis Rose , Tom Devine , Dave McClure , Bob Flores , Mike Murray , Ron Marks

Friday - 06/28/2013, 08:54pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: DOMA decision, Army cuts, GPRA gaps

John Salamone, vice president of Federal Management Partners, and Larry Allen, founder of Allen Federal Business Partners, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , John Salamone , Larry Allen

Friday - 06/28/2013, 05:08pm EDT
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Progress lacking on GPRA Modernization Act

Agencies need to do more to fully implement the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, according to the Government Accountability Office. Forty percent of agency managers remain unfamiliar with cross-agency priority goals developed by the administration. The report also recommends agencies do more to ensure the performance information they release is both useful and used by federal managers to measure agency results.

Tags: GAO , OMB , GPRA , GPRAMA , performance management , Robert Shea , Cogan Schneier

Friday - 06/28/2013, 05:54am EDT
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What do you want from your TSP plan? Board wants to know

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is setting the stage for a major new multiyear initiative to study the needs of Thrift Savings Plan participants and improve its services. The first step in the process will be determining benchmarks for how the board currently operates and communicates with participants, said Kim Weaver, the board's director of external affairs.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , FRTIB , Greg Long , Kim Weaver , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:29pm EDT
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