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MSPB, OSC already feeling brunt of budget reductions

Two small agencies with large responsibilities toward the federal workforce say they've trimmed all the fat from their budgets and will need more resources to keep up with increasing caseloads. Merit Systems Protection Board Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann told a Senate subcommittee she worries about impending staff retirements as well. The Office of Special Counsel is also feeling pressure to do more with less.

Tags: Office of Special Counsel , workforce , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Emily Kopp , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Carolyn Lerner , whistleblowers

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 06:00am EDT
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MSPB workforce cuts hurting mission

The workload of the Merit Systems Protection Boards is only growing, but its workforce is headed in the opposite direction.

Tags: workforce , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , federal drive

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 11:45am EDT
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Analysis: Hatch Act modernization good for feds, better for locals

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the Hatch Act Modernization of 2012 would widen the array of penalties for violating the law that governs political activities by government workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Carolyn Lerner , Hatch Act , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Shaw Bransford & Roth , federal drive , workforce , OSC , Congress , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 11:52am EST
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Watchdog board adopts new strategic plan

The Merit Systems Protection Board has come up with new strategic plan for the next four years which updates the agency's mission and vision statements and includes new strategic goals.

Tags: OPM , DeeAnn Batten , federal drive , Merit Systems Protection Board , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 07:31am EST
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Pilot program will prepare Asians for the SES

With Asian Americans making up just 3 percent of the Senior Executive Service, a pilot program seeks to groom more Asians for the government's top ranks. The program, run by the Asian American Government Executives Network, will give 20 Asian SES hopefuls mentoring, networking and placement assistance.

Tags: diversity , workforce , SES , Tommy Hwang , Asian American Government Executive Network , Emily Kopp , OPM , OMB

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:09am EST
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MSPB offers advice on telwork

Despite some management concerns, the Merit Systems Protection Board says there are many benefits to telework as long as the process is managed effectively.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , workforce

Sunday - 11/06/2011, 09:24pm EST

GSA rolls out 'opt-out' telework policy

The General Services Administration will announce a new policy that expands its telework and mobility options for employees.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , GSA , Telework Enhancement Act , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Martha Johnson , John Berry , OPM , Casey Coleman

Sunday - 10/30/2011, 10:33pm EDT
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Senate confirms Ferriero to be next Archivist

David Ferriero is the new Archivist of the United States.

Tags: management , David Ferriero , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Elizabeth Robinson , Patrick Gallagher , Tara Jeanne O'Toole , Christopher Bond , Harry Reid , NARA , NASA , DHS , NIST , GSA , Martha Johnson

Friday - 11/06/2009, 06:47pm EST

How a good federal manager hires and fires

Good federal managers need to know how to effectively hire and fire employees. Author Stewart Liff says timing is often what's most important.

Tags: management , Pay & Benefits , Stewart Liff , hiring , firing

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 10:02am EST
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