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Navy's Ken Barrett pushes for diversity, work-life balance

Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said diversity is an issue "people get hung up on," but he's never looked at it as meeting quotas. "It's about making heads counts, not counting heads," he said. The profile is part of Federal News Radio's Federal Voices series.

Tags: Federal Voices , workforce , DoD , Navy , diversity , Emily Kopp , General Motors , Jolie Lee

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:34am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 15, 2012

Capt. Ken Barrett talks about diversity in the Navy. Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, discusses the Whistleblower bill passed by the Senate last week. Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues at GAO, discusses the ongoing challenges DHS and TSA with screening equipment.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Voices , Steve Lord , Bill Bransford , Deborah Temkin

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:44am EDT

Survey: Diversity initiative is a tough sell for many

The federal initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in its workforce may be critical to an agency's mission or seen as a political ploy depends on the employees' race, ethnicity and gender. That is what a Federal News Radio survey revealed: sharp divides among federal employees. And the widely differing points of view may make it more difficult for agencies to implement new diversity and inclusion strategies.

Tags: Barack Obama , inclusion , diversity , Justice , Channing Phillips , RGS , DoD , workforce , management , Federally Employed Women , Georgia Thomas , Susan Grunin , Navy , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:20pm EDT