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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The expiration date for Homeland Security's continuing resolution is fast approaching. The deadline is Friday. And that means Congress has just four days to reach an agreement funding the department for the rest of the year, or furlough roughly 30,000 employees. What should DHS managers be doing to prepare for this possibility? John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Partnership for Pulic Service , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DHS , shutdown

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 10:38am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Obama Administration has two years to go two years with a Republican-led Congress. Some might assume not a lot will be done in these two years. "Oh contrare," says John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain further.

Tags: Congress , Partnership for Public Service , Barack Obama , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:30am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Some save lives by fighting disease, developing vaccines or rescuing children from sexual predators. Others save money by fighting fraud. Still others save human dignity by pursuing justice, no matter how long it takes or how far they have to go. They are the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medalists. You've only got until the end of the week to nominate an outstanding federal employee for the 2015 awards. John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Policy. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the criteria and what the Sammies mean.

Tags: Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medalists , Sammies , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , workforce

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:29am EST

Federal News Countdown: FEHBP reform, IT budget authority

John Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, and Tim Young, principal for Private Sector at Deloitte, counted down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Tim Young , Deloitte , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:24pm EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 6, with some new faces yet to be voted in for important oversights roles such as chairman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what federal employees should expect in 2015 - from senior executives to civil service reform.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:00am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

We'll soon find out which agencies made the 2014 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government list. The Partnership for Public Service is scheduled to release the annual survey next Tuesday (Dec. 9). As anticipation builds, John Palguta, vice president for public policy at the Partnership joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some action items for agency managers in advance of the release.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Best Places to Work

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:41am EST
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White House to hold federal managers accountable for employee engagement

Senior managers soon may have more to fret about when it's time to discuss their performance with the boss: Are they engaging employees and creating inclusive work environments?

Tags: SES , employee engagement , OMB , OPM , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , Bill Dougan , SEA , Beth Cobert , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Emily Kopp , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 02:03pm EST

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The Veterans Affairs Department finally fired Terry Gerigk Wolf last week. The former director of the Pittsburgh VA center had been on paid leave since June following a review of a Legionnaire's disease outbreak that claimed the lives of six patients there. Wolf is the fourth senior executive to be removed under the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what that firing means for the future of due process protections for federal employees.

Tags: Terry Wolf , Partnership for Public Service , Veterans Affairs , Tom Temin , workforce , firing

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:55am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Today, voters head to the polls hoping to elect people who share their vision of how government should operate. John Palguta, the vice-president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, has been meeting with international leaders who told him the U.S. government's operation serves as a good vision for their own countries. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Palguta explained what the best federal management practices are and which governments want to emulate them.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Partnership for Pubic Service , election , government operations , management

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:34am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Acting Secret Service Director Joe Clancy has a tough road ahead. Employee satisfaction and commitment hit an all-time low last year. That's according to the 2013 Best Places to Work rankings. Those numbers came out before the fence-jumper embarrassment that's got the whole world wondering about the Secret Service. Turning things around will take patience, determination and strong leadership. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Tom Temin , Secret Service , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/06/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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