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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

Despite uptick in retirement claims, OPM reduces backlog by 2K

The Office of Personnel Management received 8,047 new retirement claims in April, which is about 1,500 more than the 6,500 it projected that it would receive for that month.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Katherine Archuleta , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/05/2014, 05:33pm EDT

Archuleta: Feds' hard work needs to be recognized

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Federal News Radio that federal workers deserve the attention they receive during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Public Service Recognition Week , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , diversity , hiring , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell , Service to America Medals

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:46am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Michael O'Connell, Federal News Radio

Imagine cleaning out your closets and finding something more than 100 years old that you never knew existed. That's exactly what happened to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. Hidden on a closet shelf were two boxes filled with artifacts from the Spanish-American War. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler and Web Editor Michael O'Connell told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the glass plate photos found in the boxes. Read Federal News Radio's related article and view photos.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Michael OConnell , Navy , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:35am EDT
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New report seeks balance between big data benefits, privacy risks

A new report from the Big Data and Privacy Working Group makes six-actionable policy recommendations for how the White House can address privacy concerns raised by big data technology.

Tags: big data , privacy , John Podesta , Penny Pritzker , technology , Commerce , NIST , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:47pm EDT

Navy finds hidden treasure from Spanish-American War

Preparing for an office renovation, archivists at the Naval History and Heritage Command discover two wooden boxes filled with glass plate photos of the Spanish-American War.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Naval History and Heritage Command , Lisa Crunk , Henry Hendrix , Spanish-American War , photo gallery , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 01:58am EDT
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GSA's Bev Godwin to retire on May 2

Bev Godwin confirmed that she will be retiring as the director of the Federal Citizen Information Center in the General Service Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Tags: Bev Godwin , GSA , people , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 01:50pm EDT

McGinn: Renewable energy supports Navy's operational efficiency

Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy "going green." It supports the mission.

Tags: Dennis McGinn , Navy , DoD , Green government , biofuel , energy efficiency , renewable energy , Michael OConnell , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:11pm EDT
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