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Budget top of mind as USDA celebrates 150th birthday

The Agriculture Department kicks off a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary today with a star-studded party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Tags: Tom Vilsack , USDA , In Depth , budget , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:11am EDT
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Special counsel letter details air safety concerns

Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, calling attention to reports of safety lapses at some U.S. commercial aviation facilities. She also criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for delays in responding to whistleblower disclosures.

Tags: Carolyn Lerner , Office of Special Counsel , FAA , DoT , whistleblower , Federal Drive , Ray Lahood , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 09:48am EDT

Bill calls for 'duplication score' to cut wasteful programs

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has cosponsored two pieces of legislation that target duplication of government services, both in the legislative and executive branches.

Tags: James Lankford , House , Congress , Federal Drive , duplication , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 11:41am EDT
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New legislation seeks to prevent hazing in military

Congressmen introduce the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act of 2012, a bill aimed at preventing hazing in the military services.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Ben Cardin , Judy Chu , Mike Honda , Harry Lew , DoD , hazing , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , House , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 06:24am EDT

Video: More feds are teleworking, report says

The Telework Exchange released a report last week saying that feds who participated in the 2012 Telework Week saved more than $5.6 million. The report not only showed a greater adoption of teleworking, but that feds were leading the way.

Tags: telework , Telework Exchange , technology , mobility , Cindy Auten , Casey Coleman , Peter Tseronis , cisco , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/07/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Finalists for Service to America Medals announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced the 33 finalists contending for Service to America Medals for 2012.

Tags: Service to America Medals , Partnership for Public Service , awards , workforce , management , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/07/2012, 06:42am EDT
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Technology no longer a barrier to telework, experts say

Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.

Tags: IT , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , Telework Exchange , Peter Tseronis , Casey Coleman , GSA , Energy Department , USMC , Robert Brown , Rick Engle , mobility , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:21am EDT

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren't too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , OPM , NASA , management , workforce , DHS , NRC , FDIC , State , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:09am EDT

DATA aims to save money by making spending easier to track

The House is expected to vote on and pass the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which aims to save taxpayer money by tracking spending by federal agencies.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , Federal Drive , Darrell Issa , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Congress , House , contracting , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:35pm EDT
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