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NTEU conference features OMB's Jeffrey Zients

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , OMB , NTEU , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 05:15pm EST
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Zients believes hiring, retention reform will boost agency performance

Recruiting and retention reforms are a major part of the administration's attempts to improve agency performance.

Tags: management , best practices , chief performance officer , NTEU , National Treasury Employees Union , Max Cacas

Monday - 03/15/2010, 06:04pm EDT
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Senate panel says 'yes' to Zients

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Tuesday - 06/16/2009, 05:30pm EDT

Insourcing debate heats up over agencies stealing employees

Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , OMB , OFPP , DoD , Defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:04am EST
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Agency use of cost reimbursement contracts skyrockets, GAO finds

Auditors say agencies spent $136 billion on cost type contracts in 2008, up $16 billion since 2003. OMB wants to cut the use of these contracts by 10 percent in 2010.

Tags: contracting , management , GAO , OMB , OFPP , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Cost reimbursement contracts , Firms fixed price contracts , Acquisition reform , FPDS-NG

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:35pm EDT

OMB wants to change the tone of management

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients says his office will transform how it works with agencies. OMB no longer will be all about command and control, and more about collaboration. Zients's management approach is almost ready for public display.

Tags: management , OMB , GAO , George Mason University , performance management , Management goals , SAVE award

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 06:44pm EDT
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Feds come up with 38,000 ways to make the government better

OMB will now review all submissions under the SAVE Award. It plans on choosing a winner in November. The winning entry will be included in the fiscal 2011 budget and be presented to President Obama.

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Monday - 10/19/2009, 05:34pm EDT

OMB details approach to program evaluations

A memo from OMB director Peter Orszag details three focus areas for agencies to evaluate programs around. Administration does not mention PART or GPRA in the guidance. Agencies have until Nov. 4 to ask for extra money or to evaluate certain high-priority initiatives.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , OMB , performance management , program evaluations , PART , GPRA

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 03:31pm EDT
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Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Tom Vilsack , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , performance management , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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