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Public Buildings commissioner wants to help agencies consolidate, modernize workspace

Commissioner Norman Dong sees the Public Buildings Services' role as helping other agencies cut administrative costs and creating more collaborative places to work.

Tags: Norman Dong , Public Buildings Service , GSA , FEMA , FBI , management , federal buildings , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:19pm EST

Foreign Service members honored for volunteer efforts abroad

From helping dogs in India find new homes in the U.S. to obtaining shoes for a school of Bulgarian children, award-winning volunteers help Foreign Service transform "tea and crumpets" image.

Tags: State Department , SOSA Award Program , AAFSW , volunteering , Lara Center , Kyle Romero , Kerry Caswell , Shilpa Gadde , Jose Ramierez Dolce , Fernando Marcelo Alvarez , Liana Maria Alvarez , Foreign Service , Michael OConnell , Ann La Porta , Jamie Armstrong

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 05:42pm EST

Are you in the wrong health care plan?

Health plan expert Walton Francis says that about half of all federal employees are paying too much for heath care. Now that it's Open Season, feds have a chance to turn that around.

Tags: Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season , health care , benefits , workforce , retirement , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:59pm EST
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Surge of retirement claims hits OPM in October

After several months of a declining number of federal employees filing for retirement, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,300 more retirement claims than it expected to for the month of October.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:13pm EST

Tangherlini: Agencies can learn a lot from startups

The ability to take risks and a hyper-focus on customer needs are just two of the things GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the federal government can learn from technology startups.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference , GSA , innovation , technology , startups , 18F , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:08pm EDT
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Real procurement reform needs to come from within, experts say

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council discuss what hurdles stand in the way of real procurement reform as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , acquisition reform , SARA Panel , In Depth , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell

Monday - 10/20/2014, 04:57pm EDT
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Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

Tags: Presidential Management Fellows Program , Partnership for Public Service , OPM , training , leadership , workforce , management , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:00pm EDT

Feds Feed Families has 'knock-out' summer campaign

Federal employees donated 14.4 million pounds of food to food banks nationwide as part of Feds Feeds Families summer campaign.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , Karen Comfort , USDA , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:56pm EDT

31 ideas for reforming DoD contracting

The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations asked 31 acquisition experts to weigh in on how the Defense acquisition process can be reformed. Federal News Radio brings you some of the highlights.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , acquisition reform , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell , Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , defense

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:43am EDT

SARA not the be-all and end-all for acquisition reform

Tom Davis, director of government relations at Deloitte and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said acquisition offices haven't improved much since Congress passed SARA in 2003.

Tags: Tom Davis , Deloitte , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , acquisition , Acquisition Advisory Panel , SARA , SARA Panel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jory Heckman , Michael OConnell , acquisition reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:58am EDT
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