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GPO to offer buyouts in first quarter of FY 2015

The Government Printing Office its employees Tuesday that it planned to request authority from Congress and the Office of Personnel Management to offer buyouts and early outs to 1,850 of its employees. The agency aims to reduce its workforce by 100 positions or 5 percent.

Tags: GPO , buyouts , workforce , Davita Vance-Cook , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:06pm EDT

DoD needs updated cost savings data when considering furloughs

A new Government Accountability Office report says the Pentagon needs more comprehensive information about potential cost savings when it considers implementing future administrative furloughs.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , furloughs , GAO , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Courageous leadership inspires former POW to overcome fear, lead others

The leadership displayed by his fellow prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp inspired the leadership lessons Lee Ellis teaches as part of his job as a leadership consultant.

Tags: Lee Ellis , leadership , Hanoi Hilton , Vietnam War , veterans , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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Analysis: Trust doesn't exist without employee engagement

Bob Tobias, director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, sees trust as a symptom of whether employee engagement exists or not.

Tags: Bob Tobias , Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation , American University , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:08pm EDT
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Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Tags: Richard Rast , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Air Force Research Laboratory , Michael OConnell , In Depth , technology , Air Force

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Are you violating the Hatch Act and you don't even know it?

Under the Hatch Act, federal employees face a number of restrictions when it comes to their political activity on and off the job. The law was originally designed to protect feds from political coercion.

Tags: Hatch Act , Ana Galindo-Marrone , OSC , political activity , workforce , oversight , Trust Redefined , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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Despite increased reporting of sexual assaults, DoD still struggles to tackle issue

It's been 23 years since the Tailhook scandal rocked the Navy, and the Pentagon is still struggling to eliminate sexual assaults from the military. The number of reported cases is on the rise, but is counting cases alone solving the problem?

Tags: Paula Coughlin , Protect Our Defenders , Max Maxwell , JAG , DoD , Army , Navy , sexual assaults , workforce , Federal Drive , Trust Redefined , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 09:29am EDT
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VA undersecretary Petzel resigns in wake of health scandal

One day after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about allegations of mismanagement at some VA health facilities, Dr. Robert Petzel stepped down as VA's undersecretary for health. Earlier in the month, the White House tapped Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky to be Petzel's replacement.

Tags: Robert Petzel , Eric Shinseki , VA , Veterans Affairs , Congress , Jeffrey Murawsky , people , Michael OConnell

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:57pm EDT

Video: Want to train like a Navy Seal?

The Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series offers the public a glimpse into the training Navy Seals face by offering obstacle races for different ages and skill levels.

Tags: Don Mann , Navy , Navy Seals , Seal Team Six , Federal Drive , Battlefrog , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

Tags: Jon Tester , Senate , Katherine Archuleta , J. David Cox , OPM , Best Places to Work , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jeri L. Buchholz , NASA , Carol Waller Pope , FLRA , employee satisfaction , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:35pm EDT
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