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VA hacks away at claims backlog, increases accuracy

Allison Hickey, VA's undersecretary for benefits, said VBMS has transformed the agency from a paper system to one that mostly relies on electronic data. Some lawmakers express concern about the way the agency is measuring how it reduces the number of veterans waiting for benefits.

Tags: technology , management , Veterans Affairs Department , Allison Hickey , Richard Burr , Mike Michaud , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , VBMS , claims backlog , ACT-IAC , Management of Change , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 04:49am EDT
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The Problem with the Senior Executive Service

It's clear that the Senior Executive Service never became what its creators envisioned, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. But in many respects, some of those hopes for the executive corps were never realistic to begin with.

Tags: workforce , management , SES , Jeff Neal

Monday - 05/26/2014, 09:34am EDT

OPM expanding HRstat to help agencies parse workforce data

In a memo to agency chief human capital officers, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said eight additional agencies have signed on HRstat. The data-driven review sessions aim to help agencies better parse out HR data and trends and use them to assess their performance.

Tags: management , workforce , OPM , HRstat , Katherine Archuleta

Monday - 05/26/2014, 02:05pm EDT

Panel: How rank-and-file feds, managers can restore trust in the workplace

As part of Federal News Radio's special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees three federal employees at different stages in their careers one a newer, younger employee, another who recently came from the private-sector, and the third a 40-year veteran shared their views with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on how to restore in the federal workplace.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , management , workforce , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Tyler Robinson , Lena Trudeau , Tony Regalbuto , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 03:00pm EDT
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Panel Discussion: Trust across a federal employee's career

The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp hosted a panel discussion on the topic of trust in the workplace. They spoke to three federal employees at different stages of their careers.

Tags: Tyler Robinson , Lena Trudeau , Tony Regalbuto , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , workforce , management , panel discussion , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 12:36pm EDT

Analysis: Trust doesn't exist without employee engagement

Bob Tobias, director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, sees trust as a symptom of whether employee engagement exists or not.

Tags: Bob Tobias , Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation , American University , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:08pm 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 , Labor , Brad Bunn , DLA , Patricia Adams , Navy , Ned Holland , HHS , HR reforms , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:12am EDT
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'Best in Show' federal agencies

Every year, different groups, associations and magazines publish their lists of best federal agencies, best places to work, etc. A few places are always near the top but the lists do change. Partly because some places try harder and get better and partly because if the rankings didn't change, there would be no reason for a list, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So who's on your personal best list?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , management

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

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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