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MSPB rules VA violated former employee's constitutional rights

A Merit Systems Protection Board judge ruled that Adair Martinez was wrongfully fired by the Veterans Affairs Department, and the agency violated her 5th amendment rights.

Tags: management , Roger Baker , Lynne Yovino , VA , MSPB , Adair Martinez ,

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 07:52pm EDT

House restores some e-gov funding in CR

Lawmakers included $17 million in the one-week bill to keep the government open. This is still short of the $35 million the administration requested, but it will help keep some of the open governments running.

Tags: technology , Jo Ann Emerson , Hal Rogers , Martha Johnson , House Appropriations Committee , GSA , OMB , E-Government Fund , open government ,

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 04:34pm EDT

Unions urge feds to call Congress to stop shutdown

Two employee unions, NTEU and NFFE, want their members to make their voices heard about what they say is the real impact of a government shutdown. The organizations are asking federal employees to call their member of Congress April 5. The unions also are trying to improve how they communicate with members about the shutdown.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , OMB , Colleen Kelley , Bill Dougan , NTEU , NFFE , AFGE , government shutdown , employee furloughs ,

Monday - 04/04/2011, 04:14pm EDT
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Private equity firm to buy SRA for $1.8B

SRA, an IT services and consulting company, is expected to be sold to a private equity firm for more than $1.8 billion.

Tags: industry , contracting , SRA , Providence Equity Partners , IT services ,

Friday - 04/01/2011, 03:46pm EDT

Deltek to buy FedSources for $26 million

This is the company's third acquisition in the federal business development market since 2009.

Tags: industry , contracting , Deltek , INPUT , FedSources , Washington Management Group , Kevin Plexico , Larry Allen , Mark Amtower , business development ,

Friday - 04/01/2011, 01:15pm EDT

OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

Several sites, including Data.gov, the IT Dashboard and the FEDRamp cloud efforts, could be shut down in the next two months if the administration doesn't get more money under the E-government fund. In all, nine sites are on the list to be discontinued by July 30 if OMB doesn't find money to keep it going. Experts say OMB has several ways to keep the sites up, including pass-the-hat among agencies.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Appropriations Committee , Dan Chenok , IBM , Fred Corle , KGS Inc. , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency ,

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 04:46pm EDT
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CHCOs to develop HR certification program

The launch of phase two of the HR University moves the standardization and professionalization of federal human resources workers closer. The CHCO Council wants to expand the number of training courses and the specific types of classes for agencies. The HR University also provides a career path for federal HR workers.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Kathryn Medina , Johnny McLean , OPM , DoD , CHCO Council , HR University , Partnership for Public Service , training , e-learning ,

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:47am EDT

SES reforms on pace for this summer

OPM told a Senate subcommittee that recruitment, training and onboarding are among their top priorities to improve the Senior Executive Service. More than half of all SESers are eligible to retire by 2013. OPM's Nancy Kichak said SES pay compression is the biggest challenge in need of Congressional help.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Nancy Kichak , Daniel Akaka , OPM , White House , President's Management Council , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , Senior Executive Service , compression pay , SES reforms , President

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:19am EDT
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DISA hires Qwest for IP services under Networx

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded one of the remaining big deals under the Networx telecommunications contract to Qwest.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DISA , DoD , Qwest , Verizon , Networx , telecommunications services ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Obama appeals to feds for reorg suggestions

Federal employees have some of the best knowledge about how our government works, and some of the best ideas of how to improve it so it best serves the American people. That's why the White House wants your input through a new online tool.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Barack Obama , OMB , government reorganization , trade and exports , crowdsourcing ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:27am EDT
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