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One year later: Experts weigh in on GPRA modernization

Panel discussion guests include Lisa Danzig, director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Management at Housing and Urban Development; Seth Harris, deputy secretary of Labor Department; Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for Administration and Government Performance at the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: Robert Shea , Lisa Danzig , Seth Harris , GPRA Modernization , government performance , HUD , OMB , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:04pm EST
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Three lessons in risk management

The tough federal budget picture is on the minds of lots of people there. Doug Webster, former chief financial officer at the Labor Department and now a partner at CSC, knows how to do that better than most government financial leaders. In 2004, he helped Iraq's new transportation ministry set up and run its billion-dollar budget.

Tags: Doug Webster , Financial management , AGA Conference , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 09:45am EST
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NTEU decries proposed cuts to workers comp

The National Treasury Employees Union has denounced a Senate bill reforming the Postal Service because it would also reduce benefits under the federal workers' compensation program.

Tags: pay and benefits , FECA , benefits , NTEU , Susan Collins , Colleen Kelley , workers

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 09:35pm EST

Recovery Act spending exceeds CBO's estimates

Actual spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds between February 2009 and September 2011 exceeded Congressional Budget Office estimates by $20 billion or about 4 percent, according to a post on the CBO Director's blog.

Tags: Recovery Act , CBO , stimulus funding , USDA , Douglas Elmendorf

Friday - 01/06/2012, 08:59am EST

AFGE's strategy for 'good government' hinges on 2012 elections

With no end to lawmakers' fedbashing in sight, the American Federation of Government Employees is looking forward to 2012's presidential and Congressional elections. "Federal workers are a sane, responsible group of citizens. They vote in big numbers," AFGE President John Gage told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Gage , AFGE , unions , workforce , Congress , 2011 and Beyond , election

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:04pm EST
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Shiu: Contractors who miss disability goals face debarment

A proposed Labor Department rule to mandate 7 percent of federal contractors' workforce be disabled people is aimed at elevating the importance of disability hiring to the level of affirmative action for race and gender, a Labor official said.

Tags: Patricia Shiu , disabilities , contracting , workforce , hiring , affirmative action , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/12/2011, 11:24am EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: workforce , hiring , disabilities , Patricia Shiu , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Obama extends labor-management council to 2013

Unions, management associations and agencies will continue to meet through September 2013 to discuss issues from employee evaluations to bargaining over office space and technology. President Barack Obama signed an executive order extending the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, the President's Management Advisory Board and seven other advisory committees.

Tags: National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations , Barack Obama , workforce , unions , management , George Nesterczuk , Carol Bonosaro , OPM , Tim Curry , Emily Kopp , President

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 04:30pm EST

Labor Department rolls out job-search website for veterans

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the Labor Department, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a new veteran-specific job website works.

Tags: hiring , workforce , VA , DoD , My Next Move , Jane Oates , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 10:27am EST
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SSA, AFGE still at negotiating impasse

Nearly two years of negotiating has led to a stalemate between the Social Security Administration and its largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees. The protracted dispute mars the Obama administration's otherwise productive attempts to collaborate formally with federal unions.

Tags: Social Security Administration , Michael Astrue , IFPTE , Greg Junemann , AFGE , Witold Skwierczynski , FMA , Jessica Klement , workforce , unions , management , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 05:08pm EST
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