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Feds hail OPM's John Berry as an 'advocate' and 'champion'

On John Berry's last day as director of the Office of Personnel Management, the consensus from federal employees and employee groups he has worked with the past four years is that his shoes will be hard to fill and that he has been an utmost advocate for federal employees in a tough political climate of furlough talk, budget negotiations and a rebounding economy.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Assocation , William Dougan , National Federation of Federal Employees ,

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:55am EDT
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NTEU:CBP furloughs could put nation at risk, create hardships for employees

The National Treasury Employees Union was informed by Customs and Border Protection that agency-wide furlough notices of up to 14 days will be issued in mid-March as a result of sequestration. CBP told NTEU that it will have to make $754 million in cuts from March 1 through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Tags: National Treasury Employees Union , sequestration , Colleen Kelley , furloughs , CBP

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:52am EST

CACI replaces CEO with former Lockheed exec

CACI appointed Kenneth Asbury as the company's president and chief executive officer on Wednesday. Asbury comes to CACI after 27 years of leading systems and services expansion as well as program delivery for Lockheed Martin.

Tags: Kenneth Asbury , CACI , Lockheed Martin

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:56am EST

Lawmakers up in arms over report on Army payroll problems

The U.S. Army's $47 billion in annual military payroll accounts has caused major woes for some soldiers trying to collect their pay, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. As a result of the Army being unable to track and collect data on numerous pay errors including over payments, under payments, data entry errors and fraud, active duty soldiers are not receiving the correct compensation and this has a bipartisan team of lawmakers furious.

Tags: oversight , GAO , Army , DoD , payroll , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper ,

Friday - 12/14/2012, 03:17pm EST

Survey: Limits on MSPB resources affect employee productivity

A closer look at the results of the Merit Systems Protection Board's 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) reveals that the limits of the agency's resources are having a negative effect on it employee's ability to do their jobs.

Tags: Merit Systems Protection Board , Office of Personnel Management ,

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 09:40am EST

What federal applicants should know about polygraph tests

More and more Americans reported last year to having to submit to a polygraph examination in the quest of a coveted security clearance for federal employment or to keep a federal job. But unless you are like George Washington and you "cannot tell a lie" about cutting down the cherry tree, this controversial method could leave you rattled and unaware that you might have incriminated yourself during the process.

Tags: polygraph , workforce , Bill Bransford , Federal Drive , best practices

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 03:31pm EST
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GSA looks to build up Federal Triangle South, consolidate FBI headquarters

The General Services Administration is shopping ideas on how to revamp a large group of federal buildings in the Federal Triangle South area near Southwest Washington's L'Enfant Plaza, and is looking to commercial realtors for guidance. The agency is also brainstorming how to consolidate the current Federal Bureau of Investigation's headquarters.

Tags: GSA , Federal Triangle , Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 01:51pm EST

VA registers 'GI Bill' as a trademark

The GI Bill is now a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is now the sole owner of the phrase.

Tags: GI Bill , VA , trademark

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 09:44am EST

NSF facing gov't branding challenge in hiring reform

In a hiring pool where NSF has to compete with academia and high-profile companies for staff from the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, branding is everything, particularly the brand name of NSF and the federal government.

Tags: Gene Hubbard , Federal Drive , CHCO Council , workforce , hiring ,

Friday - 11/30/2012, 04:05pm EST
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National Archives awards Unisys $7.2M contract for cloud email

The National Archives and Records Administration awarded technology company Unisys Corporation a contract worth up to $7.2 million to oversee the transition of the agency's 4,500 users to the cloud-based Google Apps for email and collaboration.

Tags: NARA , technology , contracting , cloud computing , Unisys ,

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:12am EST
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