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GSA's Johnson is passionate about teleworking

In a world where blizzards producing 5-6 feet of snow can shut down a major metropolitan area like Washington, D.C., officials are re-thinking what it means to close the federal government for days at a time. But the new head of one agency that managed to keep going despite the blizzards says what you do as a federal worker is sometimes more important than where you do it.

Tags: mngt , P&B , teleworking , GSA , Martha Johnson , OPM , John Berry , USPTO , FOSE , Casey Coleman ,

Friday - 03/26/2010, 07:36am EDT
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Berry lays out priorities in OPM budget

It's that time of year: federal agency heads are double checking their numbers, polishing their talking points, and explaining their Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposals on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the head of the Office of Personnel Management had his turn in the budget hot seat.

Tags: mngt , P&B , OPM , John Berry , Senate Appropriations Committee , Dick Durbin , FY2011

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Agencies count on federal financial managers

In the federal government, they wield spreadsheets, strive for "clean audit opinions", and are the first line of defense in accounting for the spending of taxpayer dollars. "They" are the top federal CFOs and financial managers, and yesterday, they met here in Washington to discuss their profession.

Tags: management , FSIO , JFMIP , Chief Financial Officers , CFO Council , GAO , Gene Dodaro , OPM , Mark Reger , OMB , Treasury , HHS , Sheila Conley , President Obama ,

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 07:07am EDT
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Outgoing FMA president touts accomplishments, challenges

After four years, the Federal Managers Association has a new president. Meanwhile, the outgoing president, Darryl Perkinson, reflects on the accomplishments of his four year term, and talks about his hopes for both federal managers, and all federal workers in the future.

Tags: mngt , P&B , FMA , Federal Managers Association , Darryl Perkinson , Pat Niehaus , OPM , John Berry , HR reform ,

Monday - 03/22/2010, 07:02am EDT
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OPM's Berry outlines details of planned hiring changes

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , OPM , John Berry ,

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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OPM culling telework data from snow storms

During the recent February blizzards, the federal government closed for a record four and a half days. But some agencies were able to keep working, even though many of their workers were stranded in their homes by 4-foot plus snow drifts. Now, officials are taking stock of how teleworking made it possible to keep the part of the government running in spite of the weather.

Tags: P&B , mngt , best practices , USPTO , GSA , telework , Casey Coleman , Dannete Campbell

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 07:04am EDT
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OMB's Zients touts better hiring, retention of feds

The White House Chief Performance Officer, and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, speaks to the National Treasury Employees Union legislative conference about the role federal workers play in improving the performance management of the federal government.

Tags: P&B , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , NTEU , HUD , hiring process ,

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 06:39am EST
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NTEU coping with recent violence against feds

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , NTEU ,

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 06:08pm EST
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NTEU concerned about fed worker safety

One of the largest Federal employee labor unions is in the second day of its three-day legislative conference, held yearly in Washington. The National Treasury Employees Union is pressing for things like collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Administration screeners while also expressing its concern for the safety of all feds at their workplaces.

Tags: newsstand , employee safety , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , IRS , Austin , TIGTA , TSA , Barbara Mikulski , Nita Lowey , collective bargaining rights , Jeffrey Zeints , OMB , chief performance officer ,

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 07:02am EST
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Hill impasse spells more furloughs for DoT workers

Thousands of Transportation Department staffers here in Washington and across the country face another day of furloughs today, and possibly the rest of the week. It's all because of a legislative stalemate in the United States Senate.

Tags: P&B , U.S. Senate , Dick Durbin , Jim Bunning , DoT , Transportation , Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 06:28am EST
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