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DoE restructures management offices to cut waste, improve security

The Department of Energy detailed to House lawmakers Wednesday its plans to create a new undersecretary for management and performance and expand its undersecretary of science office.

Tags: management , congress , House Energy and Commerce Committee , Department of Energy , Daniel Poneman , Beth Robinson , David Trimble , Tim Murphy , Kathy Castor , Gregory Friedman ,

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 06:03am EDT

GSA, lawmakers favor innovative approach to dispose of federal property

A roundtable sponsored by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee explored how public-private partnerships could work to get rid of federal property more quickly.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , real property disposal , Lou Barletta , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Kim Burke , Jones Lang LaSalle , Michael Allen , Hines Interest , OMB ,

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:28am EDT

Tester aims to strengthen OPM's oversight of security clearance process

Legislators want to strengthen OPM's ability to oversee the security clearance process to thwart under-qualified candidates from obtaining and keeping security clearances.

Tags: congress , Senate , Intelligence community , security clearances , OPM , jon tester , industry , management , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 07/22/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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DHS awards $460 million IT contract to enhance border management

The Homeland Security Department's Border Management Systems Programs Office awarded a contract to Unisys to modernize its border-management systems.

Tags: Unisys , DHS , border management , CBP , Steve Soroka , acquisition , contracting , technology ,

Monday - 07/22/2013, 04:28pm EDT

FEEA overwhelmed with furlough aid requests

The number of furloughed federal employees seeking emergency loans from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) continues to grow, as FEEA tries to keep up with the heightened demand.

Tags: workforce , sequestration , furloughs , pay and benefits , Steve Bauer , FEEA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Monday - 07/15/2013, 03:27pm EDT
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NIST proposes first federally funded cyber research center

NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellece (NCCoE) want to facilitate public-private collaborations surrounding cybersecurity solutions by creating a new research-and-development center.

Tags: NIST , technology , NCCoE , FFRDC , Cybersecurity , research and development , Patrick Gallagher ,

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 03:23pm EDT

USPS settles OSHA case, agrees to improve worker protections

After an OSHA investigation found USPS electrical work violations, USPS agreed to agencywide changes in electrical work safety and training.

Tags: workforce , USPS , OSHA , American Postal Workers Union , electrical safety , worker safety ,

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 01:07pm EDT

Interior touts millennials as the key to diversity

The Department of the Interior is actively hiring young people in order to increase diversity within its ranks. At a recent event, Secretary Sally Jewell encouraged other agencies to adopt similar diversity initiatives.

Tags: diversity , millennials , workforce , DOI , Sally Jewell , PPS , Rhea Suh ,

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT

Labor's FECA benefits proposal gets push back from House

Members of the House have doubts about the Labor Department's proposal to set a uniform benefit rate for FECA beneficiaries. A GAO study found that such propositions will decrease benefits to injured workers with dependents. FECA benefits would also align more closely with Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) benefits once injured workers reach retirement age.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , workers compensation , retirement , FECA , DOL , GAO , George Miller , Gary Steinberg , Andrew Sherrill , Scott Szymendera , House Education and the Workforce Committee

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:56pm EDT

House members push to let PTO offset sequester cuts

House members with constituents impacted by budget cuts to the Patent and Trademark Office and Department of Defense are taking steps to ease the effect of sequestration and furloughs.

Tags: DoD , USPTO , congress , House , sequestration , Sean Maloney ,

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:34pm EDT
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