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CyberChallenge attracts next cadre of experts

A new program will target high school students in the government's search for the next generation of cyber warriors. Lawmakers hope the U.S. Cyber Challenge will help attract and train much needed experts in cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Alan Paller , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Navy , cybersecurity , Cyber Workforce ,

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 07:50am EST
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OPM offers hiring reform workshops

OPM and the Partnership for Public Service are offering a series of hiring workshops. Agencies still have work to do to implement the President's hiring reform mandate.

Tags: management , hiring , best practice , OPM , The Partnership for Public Service , Call to Service ,

Monday - 01/31/2011, 02:40pm EST

Open season for long term care starts April

Feds will be able to enroll in the Federal Long Term Care Program starting in April. OPM also extends eligibility to same-sex partners.

Tags: pay and benefits , FLTCIP , insurance , retirement , OPM , long term care ,

Friday - 01/28/2011, 05:59pm EST

'Boring' is good news for VA's cyber reports

The agency's monthly security report to Congress continues to show a decreasing severity of data breaches.

Tags: technology , best practice , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , privacy , Roger Baker ,

Friday - 01/28/2011, 05:49pm EST

Study: National security needs overhaul

The Project on National Security Reform studied the human capital program for national security personnel - and found that it doesn't exist. The report's primary finding was that national security teams function in silos within each agency rather than collaborating across all agencies and levels of government.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , hiring , national security personnel , PNSR , Nancy Bearg , William Navas, Geoff Davis , John Tierney , James Lochner , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:37pm EST
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Unions to try to turn tide of negativity against feds

Federal employee unions are preparing themselves for what could be a legislative battle over federal spending and job cuts. AFGE will lead a nationwide effort to change the conversation about the financial and social impact of federal employees. AFGE's president says verbal attacks against feds are the worst he's ever seen and he is disappointed that lawmakers aren't doing more to stop them.

Tags: President Obama , AFGE , NTEU , John Gage , Colleen Kelley , State of the Union , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 07:37pm EST

OPM moves into the next phase of hiring reform

Angela Bailey, the official leading the reform training teams, said phase one of the effort was successful. She plans to release new tools to help agencies even more.

Tags: management , hiring reform , Angela Bailey , OPM , Mobile Assistance Teams , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 08:09pm EST
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Agencies look at carbon footprint for contracts

Several agencies officials spoke about challenges they face in trying to green their organizations. Enlisting the help of the private sector, especially small businesses, may provide a solution.

Tags: contracting , Green Government Initiative , Michelle Moore , Stephen Leeds , John Conger , sustainability , AFFIRM ,

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:15pm EST
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Labor-management councils putting pieces in place

The national council released a memo Wednesday to help agency managers work with employee unions. The guidance highlights the importance of, and confusion around, pre-decisional discussions. The council expects more progress over the next year from labor-management councils with individual bargaining units.

Tags: management , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relat , Office of Personnel Management , Office of Management and Budget , organized labor , John Berry , Jeffrey Zients , FLRA, FCMS , collective bargaining , labor-relation forums ,

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 07:28pm EST
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Study: Agencies should work harder to keep employees

A new report warns that agencies need to focus on employee retention as Congress threatens pay and hiring freezes. Agency leaders and line managers must work together to maintain their workforces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , hiring , retention , best practices , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Suzanne Kubota , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 09:00pm EST
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