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Agencies' hiring of veterans hits all-time high in 2014

Veterans accounted for one of every three federal civilian new hires last year, according to the President's Council on Veterans Employment.

Tags: workforce , hiring , OPM , Presidents Veterans Employment Initiative , VA , Katherine Archuleta , Bob McDonald , Tom Perez , Lauren Larson

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:25pm EDT

Increased federal cloud usage hinges on up-and-coming data encryption technology

Joe Paiva, the CIO at the International Trade Administration in the Commerce Department, said using a cloud encryption gateway helps protect data from the insider threat. Other agencies, such as ATF, focus on personnel security clearances to ensure their information is protected.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Joe Paiva , International Trade Administration , Rick Holgate , Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive Bureau , Dawn Leaf , Microsoft Federal Executive Forum , Data encryption , Security clearances

Friday - 02/27/2015, 03:41am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The departments of Commerce and Labor have quietly reconfigured the position of their respective Chief Information Officers. In many respects, the agencies are headed in opposite directions. In his biweekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller tells us about the changes. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Commerce , CIOs , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 01/05/2015, 11:01am EST
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How to make social media a 'great equalizer' for your agency

As social media becomes an important tool in allowing agencies to meet their missions, managers must ensure that their tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Tags: SocialGov , social media , technology , accessibility , Alissa Johnson , Michael Reardon , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:49am EDT

Seth Harris, Dentons' Public Policy and Regulation Practice

Over the next two years, federal agencies will try to meet almost 100 different performance goals as part of President Obama's second term management agenda. Seth Harris is a member of Dentons' Public Policy and Regulation practice and former deputy Labor secretary. He implemented Labor's management strategy. He explained on In Depth with Francis Rose what you should do in the time that's left in the administration.

Tags: Seth Harris , Dentons , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 03:04pm EDT
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Federal HR reforms demand an inside/out strategy

Several agency chief human capital officers say wholesale changes to the federal hiring, recruiting, retaining and firing processes are needed now more than ever. It's no longer just a matter of using the authorities available, they say.

Tags: workforce , management , Partnership for Public Service , Grant Thornton , Michael Kerr , Brad Bunn , DLA , Patricia Adams , Navy , Ned Holland , HHS , HR reforms , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Feasibility of DATA Act questioned even as Senate committee OKs it

Some agency leaders who would be charged with implementing the bill are unsure the DATA Act can be brought to life successfully. Officials said the government can improve how it makes data accessible and publishes procurement and other spending information. But the DATA Act may be asking for things that aren't pragmatically possible.

Tags: management , financial management , Dick Gregg , Treasury , Jim Taylor , Norman Dong , OMB , DATA Act , Rob Portman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Hudson Hollester , Data Transparency Coalition , Association of Government Accountants , Data Center Consolidation Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 06:21am EST

Shutdown delays COLA announcement

Millions of federal retirees will have to wait to find out the size of next year's cost-of-living adjustment. The Labor Department says it won't report inflation statistics on time this month, which will delay the Social Security Administration's COLA calculation.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , COLA , SSA , government shutdown

Friday - 10/11/2013, 01:11pm EDT

Treasury overhauling qualifications for financial shared services providers

Treasury's Office of Financial Innovation Transformation (OFIT) issued a draft set of requirements that agencies must meet if they want to be federal shared services providers. The requirements should be finalized this fall, and a new set of providers will be in place in the coming months.

Tags: financial management , Treasury , Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation , Elizabeth Angerman , Myrian Myer , shared services , OMB , technology , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:07am EDT
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New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

Tags: hiring , industry , disabilty hiring , veteran hiring , Patricia Shiu , Brian Turmail , Associated General Contractors of America

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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