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OPM extends ROWE pilot for another year

More than 400 employees will spend another fiscal year setting their own schedules and focusing on performance instead of worrying about where they are working. OPM is redoing performance plans to incorporate the Results Only Work Environment approach.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , green government , Justin Johnson , OPM , Results Only Work Environment , GreenGov Symposium ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:54pm EDT
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OPM extends ROWE pilot for another year

More than 400 employees will spend another fiscal year setting their own schedules and focusing on performance instead of worrying about where they are working. OPM is redoing performance plans to incorporate the Results Only Work Environment approach.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , green government , Justin Johnson , OPM , Results Only Work Environment , GreenGov Symposium ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Tags: green government , management , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , NARA , VA , Forest Service , Energy , NIST , HHS , DoD , 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

Feds have new option for getting around D.C.

OPM, GSA and DoT sign on to offer bicycle sharing through the Capital Bikeshare Program in the city. OPM bought a corporate membership for 300 employees to use the bikes to get to meetings or for exercise for up to 30 minutes for free.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Martha Johnson , Roy Kienit , OPM , DoT , GSA , Gabe Klein , Washington D.C. DoT , bikeshare program , Greening of Government: transportation , green government , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:15am EDT
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White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Tags: management , green government , Nancy Sutley , Tom Vilsack , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , USDA , GreenGov Symposium , greenhouse gas emissions , Executive Order 13514 , solar panels , Greening of Government: people

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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Gwinn pushing to understand Farm Service Agency's business needs

Jim Gwinn grew up on a small family farm in West Virginia. Now he's the chief information officer for the Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency (FSA).
October 7, 2010

Tags: Farm Service Agency , Jim Gwinn , CIO , Ask the CIO , technology ,

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:57pm EDT
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USDA, State easing IT power intake

Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

Tags: green government , technology , Chris Smith , Susan Swart , USDA , State , green IT , data center consolidation , power management , GreenGov Symposium , Greening of Government: Technology

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:48am EDT
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GSA, Energy going alternative to run its buildings

DoE wants to make all of its roofs white or light color to help reduce the amount of heat buildings absorb. GSA is testing solar panels, geo-thermal and solar chimneys in different buildings around the country. The goal is to help reduce the government's $25 billion annual energy bill.

Tags: green government , management , Nancy Sutley , Steven Chu , Robert Peck , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , GSA , Energy , Green buildings , GreenGov Symposium , solar panels , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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USDA plans for second version of green IT strategy

USDA plans for second version of green IT strategy, Federal News Radio's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: USDA , technology , Dorobek Insider , Chris Smith , Green Government: technology

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 05:07pm EDT
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The Greening of Government: GSA changing the face of its fleet

The agency purchased more than 9,000 alternative fuel cars in 2010 and plans more in 2011 and beyond. GSA estimates $40 million in savings and the prevention of 340 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere over the next seven years because of the purchases.

Tags: management , green government , Greening of Government: transportation , Michael Robertson , Tony Hudson , GSA , hybrid cars , fleet management ,

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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