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SSA agrees to let overpayments slide for victims of fraud

Social Security's inspector general revealed beneficiaries being unfairly charged due to unauthorized account changes. SSA will make policy changes to not hold beneficiaries liable for penalties due to fraudsters stealing or taking their payments without authorization.

Tags: SSA , oversight , waste, fraud and abuse , management , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:45pm EDT

Insider threat programs must find the right 'trust but verify' balance

NSA, State and nearly every other agency are developing "fixes" to protect unauthorized employees from taking data. Experts say employees need to understand why the rules are in place and how they benefit both the organization and worker. OMB says one way to improve the situation is by reducing the number of federal employees with security clearances-an initiative that already is underway.

Tags: management , insider threat , Beth Cobert , OMB , John Fitzpatrick , NARA , information sharing , Patrick Kennedy , State Department , NSA , Keith Alexander , Ed Hammersla , Raytheon , CA Technologies , Bill Harrod , Intelligence National Security Alliance , Dawn Cappelli , Rockwell Automation , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Is hike in whistleblower claims a sign of progress or growing mistrust?

The heads of both the Office of Special Counsel and Merit Systems Protection Board tell Federal News Radio as part of our special report, "Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees," that their increasing workloads could actually be a sign of progress, and that more employees feel protected enough to make whistleblower disclosures. However, an exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveals a wide chasm of trust remains when it comes to feds blowing the whistle at work.

Tags: management , workforce , oversight , MSPB , OSC , Carolyn Lerner , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Shirine Moazed , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:10am EDT
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Agency budget squeeze eroding trust between employees, management

Susan Tsui Grundmann, chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board, said many federal employees filed furlough appeals last year because they said they didn't trust that their managers were making the right spending decisions that could have fended off the need to furlough employees. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Tags: management , workforce , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furloughs , furlough appeals , Trust Redefined , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:10am EDT
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Shinseki 'mad as hell' over veteran deaths, delayed treatment, but won't resign

The VA secretary promised the Senate Thursday that he will impose accountability for extended hospital wait times that may have led to veteran deaths, but not until investigations have run their course.

Tags: Jared Serbu , VA , GAO , Eric Shinseki , oversight , Jeff Miller , Carl Blake , management , Richard Griffin , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Debra Draper

Friday - 05/16/2014, 03:40am EDT
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Secretary Penny Pritzker, Commerce Department

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says people and customer service are the leading priorities for her agency. She says she is paying close attention to how every one of her initiatives supports them. Secretary Pritzker sat down with Executive Editor Jason Miller for an exclusive interview about Commerce's progress in meeting her strategic vision. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Penny Pritzker , Commerce , strategic vision , Jason Miller , management , workforce

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 12:16pm EDT
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Karen Evans, Former e-Government and IT Administrator, OMB

The Office of Management and Budget has released its budget guidance for 2016. It sets up a complicated regime so managers tie program performance to their budget requests. For advice on how managers can get started, Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke with Karen Evans, former e-Government and IT administrator at OMB.

Tags: Karen Evans , OMB , budget , management

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker layers people, customer service throughout strategic goals

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is overseeing progress against five strategic pillars, including innovation, trade and management. She said she's trying to make sure employees feel connected to the vision and mission of the agency.

Tags: management , Commerce , Penny Pritzker , people , workforce , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 04:11am EDT
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White House pushes for more progress on open data

The White House released a U.S. Open Data Action Plan Friday, which comes exactly one year after the President signed an executive order to make government data open and machine-readable.

Tags: White House , open data , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , Jennifer Pahlka , management , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:17am EDT

Rep. Graves says Interior's OSDBU job announcement breaks the law

The House Small Business Committee chairman said the recent listing to hire a new director for the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization doesn't meet the updated requirements for the position as outlined in the 2013 Defense authorization bill.

Tags: management , Interior , Sally Jewell , Rhea Suh , Sam Graves , Small business contracting , Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 04:09am EDT
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