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SES members leaving for greener pastures, OPM finds

Members retiring from the Senior Executive Service say they're leaving for better-paying work, and cite politics and management as reasons for departure - but insist it's still a great place to work.

Tags: OPM , SES , workforce , management , Senior Executive Service

Friday - 04/24/2015, 11:33am EDT

With online learning for feds, OPM sees narrowed skills gap

Following up on the success of its first continuing education program, the Office of Personnel Management on Monday announced its partnership with Champlain College, a 137-year-old private college based in Burlington, Vermont. Federal workers and their spouses will be able to enroll in degree or certificate programs before the start of the summer 2015 semester. The admission deadline is June 5.

Tags: OPM , Champlain College , cybersecurity , workforce , Katherine Archuleta ,

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:26am EDT

When cyber talent isn't drawn to government, hackers run amok

In the nationwide talent grab for cybersecurity experts, new research shows federal agencies can't compete with the perks offered by top-tier companies.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , cybersecurity , Technology ,

Monday - 04/13/2015, 06:00pm EDT

Calls grow for the ouster of Commerce IG Todd Zinser

Three whistleblower groups have joined Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) in calling for the removal of the Commerce Department's top watchdog over alleged misconduct.

Tags: Todd Zinser , Eddie Bernice Johnson , inspector general , misconduct , Commerce Department , Government Accountability Project , National Whistleblowers Center , POGO , whistleblower

Friday - 04/10/2015, 11:39am EDT

NASA awards SEWP V contracts to small businesses

NASA has awarded contracts to 118 small, disadvantaged companies under its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V) contract, a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services.

Tags: Contracting , NASA , SEWP 5 , Acquisition ,

Friday - 04/03/2015, 10:45am EDT

FOIA backlog casts a dark cloud on Sunshine Week

Dan Metcalfe, former director of the Justice Department's Office of Information and Privacy, said agencies aren't clearing FOIA backlogs up to President Barack Obama's standards.

Tags: FOIA , Daniel Metcalfe , Justice Department , information sharing , American University , Open Government Directive , OIP ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:08am EDT

TSP posts mixed results for January

The January numbers for the Thrift Savings Plan funds are a mix of good and bad news, with some funds rising out of the negative and others falling into the red.

Tags: TSP , retirement , pay and benefits , Federal Thrift Investment Board ,

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:49am EST

Obama budget to fix IRS' service woes, says commissioner

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen wants to get his agency to a point where Americans can make all their tax transactions online, and told the Senate Finance Committee that it needs funding close to what President Barack Obama has proposed.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , budget , Congress , Senate Finance Committee , Senate ,

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 12:26pm EST

Fighting for whistleblower rights, OSC gains higher profile

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at the Department of Veterans Affairs can mean risking everything from losing a job to losing the respect of co-workers. But in fighting whistleblower retaliation today, the Office of Special Counsel hopes future whistleblowers will come forward without fear of punishment.

Tags: Eric Bachman , OSC , whistleblower , Oversight , Veterans Affairs , mangement , workforce

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:24pm EST
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Small companies to take on bigger contracts under SBA proposed rule

A new rule proposed by the Small Business Administration could help small companies team up to go after larger government contracts, says John Shoraka, associate administrator of government contracting and business at SBA.

Tags: SBA , Contracting , John Shoraka , Federal Drive , Defense Authorization Bill

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 11:31am EST
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