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Interior pursues diverse, satisfied workforce

John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.

Tags: Interior Department , John Burden , EEOC , diversity , federal drive , workforce , management ,

Monday - 02/27/2012, 10:45am EST
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GAO: Work needed to correct errors in TARP financial statements

Gary Engel, GAO's director of financial management, says the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Stability, which implements TARP, still needs to establish a mechanism for effective implementation of its review and approval process for preparing its financial statements.

Tags: Gary Engel , GAO , OFS , TARP , financial accountability , federal drive , Treasure Department , financial management

Monday - 02/27/2012, 12:12pm EST
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NIST helps eliminate human error in fingerprint analysis

Melissa Taylor, who works in the Law Enforcement Standards Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, worked with the Justice Department on recommendations for reducing human error in fingerprint analysis.

Tags: Melissa Taylor , NIST , Justice , federal drive , crime ,

Friday - 02/24/2012, 11:33am EST
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Latinos under-represented at all levels of federal employment

According to Jorge Ponce, co-chair of the Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives, Latinos are under-represented across all job categories and levels of the government, all the way up to senior executive rank.

Tags: Jorge Ponce , diversity , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , civil rights , Government-Wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 12:51pm EST
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Feds should expect more of the same in 2013 budget, expert says

Steve Bell, senior director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Economic Policy Project, says while the President's proposed budget includes some interesting details for feds, none of them are likely to become law.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , OMB , budget , FERS , federal drive ,

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:51am EST
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Call for new astronauts garners 6,000 applicants

NASA recently put out a call for new applicants to ensure that its astronaut corps is fully stocked for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More than 6,000 people applied for 10 to 15 positions.

Tags: NASA , Duane Ross , astronauts , federal drive , workforce , hiring ,

Monday - 02/13/2012, 11:35am EST
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Chopra unveils Open Innovator's Toolkit

Outgoing federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the new toolkit he's rolling out today at a Center for American Progress event.

Tags: Aneesh P Chopra , technology , information sharing , data sharing , innovation , Center for American Progress ,

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 11:06am EST
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Veteran strives to be 'part of something' in federal workforce

Andrew Goodrich, a ranger with the National Park Service, shares his story of being an injured Iraq War veteran finding a new home as a federal employee. He describes some of the challenges he faced and the accommodations his employers provided to to help him achieve success in the workplace.

Tags: Andrew Goodrich , NPS , Wounded Warrior Project , DoD , Operation: Warfighter , Veteran Affairs , workforce , hiring , Iraq , Marine Corps , PTSD ,

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:02am EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , Energy , management , acquisition , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , best practices ,

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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Postal Service offers reduced rate on commercial mailing

This week, Postal Service introduced "2nd Ounce Free" pricing for businesses mailing First-Class Mail automation, presort letters.

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Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 12:48pm EST
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