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Kundra to agencies: Manage your 'digital oil'

Agencies are following through on the administration's 25-point plan for IT reform. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said the movement to cloud is becoming more important than ever.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , technology , NIST , Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop , GSA ,

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 01:18pm EDT

MSPB: Screen workers' abilities prior to training

Many feds are taking training programs without the necessary skills leading to frustration, wasted time and money.

Tags: MSPB , John Ford , training , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 03/04/2011, 03:45pm EST

OPM gives agencies new way to measure time-to-hire

The Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Council Officers council have provided guidelines to agencies for improving time-to-hire. The requirements will begin June 30.

Tags: OPM , hiring , CHCO , best practices , time-to-hire ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 02:42pm EDT

Agencies release first sustainability scorecards

The scorecards provide a benchmark on agencies' progress to meet the mandate. Each agency will update its sustainability plan based on its scorecard performance, according to a joint statement from the Office of Management and Budget and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Tags: sustainability , greenhouse gas emissions , scorecard , OMB , Jolie Lee , environment , green government

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:25pm EDT

IRS picks new advocacy members

Tags: IRS , Doug Shulman , Open government , TAP ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 05:26pm EST

Sen. Collins tries to curb workers' comp abuses

Postal workers have been collecting workers' comp after retirement. A bill introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) would put an end to it.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , FECA , workers' compensation , Susan Collins , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ ,

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 04:11pm EST

Fed membership in unions declines slightly

Union membership has declined across the board in 2010 despite a substantial rise in public sector union workers compared to their private sector counterparts.

Tags: pay and benefits , Bureau of Labor Statistics , unions , State ,

Friday - 01/21/2011, 05:29pm EST

Most agencies lacking in classification policy

Less than half of the agencies directed by the President have complied with his 2010 request for a document security policy. ISOO has released their annual report on the agencies progress and where they need improvement.

Tags: ISOO , Barack Obama , document management , classification , declassification , management , best practices ,

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:07pm EDT

New terror alert system starts April 26

DHS will launch a new two-tiered approach April 26 to alert the public if there is a real or imminent threat.

Tags: management , Janet Napolitano , DHS , terror alert system ,

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:34pm EDT

Analysis: Contracting pipeline needs a boost

Erin Pitera is the VP of Federal Management Partners and describes how the Navy was able to bring on much sought-after acquisition professionals.

Tags: acquisition , hiring , Erica Pitera , Federal Management Partners , Navy , management ,

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 06:16pm EDT
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