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VA stops downgrading its low-wage health care support staff

After protesters marched to the White House, VA's Human Resources Management Office issued a letter calling for a "temporary stand down on changes to lower grade actions."

Tags: unions , pay and benefit , AFGE , John Gage , VA ,

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 05:45pm EDT

TSA no-show angers lawmakers as they get few answers about TWIC

Program to provide identification cards for maritime workers lags behind a similar DoD effort, and is causing decade-long problems.

Tags: House , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , John Mica , TSA , port security , TWIC , Transportation Worker Identification Credential , Coast Guard , Stephen Sadler , secure identity cards ,

Friday - 06/29/2012, 05:52pm EDT

Federal government employing more minorities than ever

OPM's annual workplace report showed growth in minority employment, but also found less Hispanics working in the federal government than the private-sector.

Tags: minorities , hiring , employment , federal workforce , civilian workforce , John Berry , OPM , FEORP ,

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 03:01pm EDT

Congresswoman calls for further inquiry into Air Force sex scandal

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said the military needs to take sexual assault more seriously.

Tags: sexual assault , DoD , Air Force , Lackland Air Force base , STOP Act , Jackie Speier ,

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:56pm EDT
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FBI names Kevin Perkins associate deputy director

Kevin Perkins is replacing Thomas Harrington who is retiring in July. Perkins currently serves as the executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch.

Tags: FBI , Robert Mueller , people , Thomas Harrington , Kevin Perkins ,

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:58pm EDT

Senators frustrated by FAA nominee's lack of specifics about delayed safety provisions

Acting administrator Michael Huerta had few answers for members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee concerning the FAA's lack of progress on pilot training and safety regulations. Huerta said the final directive is expected to be out by October 2013. He also said the NextGen system is making progress and establishing important baselines.

Tags: management , FAA , Michael Huerta , Jared Serbu , Congress , NextGen , Air Transportation System , John Rockefeller , Frank Lautenberg , Senate Commerce , Science and Transportation Commi , whistleblower , OSC

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:48am EDT
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Analysis: DoD needs to slice budget with or without sequestration

Benjamin Friedman, a CATO Institute research fellow, said sequestration prevents intelligent spending cuts, but that doesn't necessarily mean DoD lacks room to make smarter ones.

Tags: sequestration , budget , DoD , best practices , Budget Control Act , Benjamin Friedman , Cato Institute , Congress , In Depth

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Federal job hunt made easier for outgoing military members

Service members expected to be discharged can apply for federal jobs without a certificate of release or discharge from active duty.

Tags: VOW , OPM , John Berry , veteran hiring ,

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 07:51pm EDT

Despite reform, federal hiring process could be simpler

Former FAA human resources assistant administrator Ventris Gibson said hiring reforms over the last two years have made the process better, but there still is room for improvement.

Tags: hiring reform , Ventris Gibson , KSA , workforce , FAA , Government Performance Summit

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:00pm EDT

Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , best practices , industry , Mythbusters , Todd Ramsey , IBM ,

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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