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OPM Director Berry offers peek at the future of the federal personnel agency

Sometime before the end of the year, the Office of Personnel Management is about to get a major re-shuffling. The Fed leading the effort talked about the reorganization of OPM at a conference of federal human capital managers that wraps up today in Arlington.

Tags: mngt , P&B , HCMF 2009 , OPM , John Berry , Jim McDermott , NRC ,

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:21am EST
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House panel revisits security problems with Federal Protective Service

The security of federal offices like yours is again being looked at on the Hill. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas spoke to Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi - chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: security , FPS , DHS , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee ,

Tuesday - 11/17/2009, 06:51am EST
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New exec council spearheads jobs for vets program

Earlier this week, President Obama signed an executive order launching a new government-wide effort to hire more of the nation's military veterans for agency jobs. On Thursday, some of the cabinet officials who will lead the initiative gathered at the Labor Department to explain their roles in the new program.

Tags: mngt , P&B , White House , veterans , John Berry , OPM , Labor , Barack Obama ,

Friday - 11/13/2009, 06:56am EST
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Executive Order launches government-wide effort to hire more vets

WFED's Max Cacas with a preview of his story for Friday.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , executive order , veterans ,

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 07:27pm EST
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Lawmaker seeks to fix "outdated & old" federal hiring process once and for all

Anyone now working for the Federal Government or who knows someone who is a fed likely has their own story of how long it took to get the job. In some cases, it can take up to a year for some high-security jobs. But does it really have to be that way? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "the Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "The federal hiring process must be slow and arduous."

Tags: series , fallacies , mngt , P&B , Senate Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government , federal workforce , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , John Berry , OPM , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , President Obama , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:04am EDT
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Senate panel vets MSPB nominees

A Senate committee has held nomination hearings for the two newest members of the Merit Systems Protection Board -- the independent federal panel designated to hear federal worker appeals of personnel decisions made by their agencies. The two nominees, who will be chairman and vice chairman of MSPB, have long backgrounds in work with federal employee unions.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Tracking the Transition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Marie Wagner , OPM ,

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 07:22am EDT
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NASA CFO, IG nominees grilled by Senate committee

Ten months after Inauguration Day, the process of filling top management posts in the Federal Government continues. Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee reviewed the nominations of two people nominated for top management posts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Tags: mngt , Tracking the Transition , NASA , Elizabeth Robinson , Paul Martin , Senator Jay Rockefeller , Ernst & Young , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ ,

Monday - 10/19/2009, 07:06am EDT
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TSA nominee faces Senate scrutiny

President Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration had his confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday. Lawmakers used the hearing as an opportunity to get answers about some lingering concerns over one of the most visible arms of the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: mngt , TSA , Errol Southers , Jay Rockefeller , John Thune , DHS , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ ,

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:46am EDT
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Senate panel grills ODNI's future Number Two, David Gompert

A Senate panel holds a confirmation hearing for the man nominated to be second in command at the nation's Intelligence Community. Lawmakers learn how he and his boss plan to play to each other's strengths. Also: a committment to substantially reduce the use of outside contractors in the IC.

Tags: mngt , ODNI , Dennis Blair , David Gompert , Intelligence community ,

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 07:10am EDT
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