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OPM says managers are too timid

OPM Director John Berry is calling for agency executives to use their existing tools to get rid of poor performers. Berry tells House lawmakers that over the next year OPM will work with managers improve performance management. OPM also giving up on its retirement systems modernization program and putting its financial management system upgrade on hold.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , OPM , John Berry , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , Jo Ann Emerson , Barbara Lee , Steve Womack , budget , best practices , FEHBP , hiring , employee dismissal , federal managers ,

Friday - 04/01/2011, 07:05pm EDT

HHSInnovates awards online health tools

Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

Tags: Health and Human Service , Kathleen Sebelius , innovation , health care , NASA , NIH , CDC , IHS , FDA ,

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:31pm EDT

VA to offer protection to some vets after data loss

The monthly data breach report from the Veterans Affairs shows risks due to human error are not as bad as they could be.

Tags: VA , Roger Baker , technology , best practice , privacy , cybersecurity , data breach ,

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 02:57pm EDT

Bill would reduce GPO printing costs

Two Senators have proposed a bill reducing the number of printed copies of the Congressional Record in order to reduce the overall deficit.

Tags: management , Congressional Record , budget , Tom Coburn , Herb Kohl , GPO ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:50pm EDT

Witnesses offer improvements for SES

The Senior Executives Association and the Partnership for Public Service testified before a subcommittee with improvement to SES and ways Congress can help.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Carol Bonosaro , Max Stier , Daniel Akaka , Partnership for Public Service , SEA , SES , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , SES reforms ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 01:06pm EDT

State to add wind energy to power grid

The State Department has signed a public-private contract embracing wind energy in an effort to meet President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Tags: contracting , greening government , State , Constellation Energy , Federal Prison Industries , Marguerite Coffey , Harry Mahar ,

Friday - 03/25/2011, 02:29pm EDT

GSA, HHS to green concessions in fed buildings

The two agencies plan to implement healthier foods and sustainable options at all concessions in their buildings.

Tags: GSA , HHS , sustainability , contracting , management , Green government ,

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:16pm EDT

GSA increasing some per-diem rates

After its mid-year review of per-diem rates for 2011, 11 different counties need to be adjusted, according to the General Services Administration.

Tags: per diem , pay and benefits , GSA , management ,

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 05:16pm EDT

Strategies for managers under CRs

Focusing on these five strategies could help federal managers deal with budget constraints and low morale in the workplace.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , best practices , management , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:04pm EDT

FOIA.gov incentivizes agency disclosure

The Justice Department has launched a new website that shines light on your agency's performance under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , FOIA , transparency , FOIA.gov , openness , technology , Dorobek Insider ,

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:00pm EDT
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