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We need to address 'deep, systemic problems' to improve federal workforce morale

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wants to improve working conditions for federal workers by dealing with poorly performing employees more quickly. He said most federal workers are committed, hard-working people, but long-standing challenges are hampering employee success need to be addressed.

Tags: Mark Meadows , Congress , House , workforce , firing , worst places to work , EPA , OPM , DHS , Jason Chaffetz , elijah cummings , commentary

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:46am EDT

Congress launches tip line for feds as it takes 'worst' agencies to task

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who oversees the House panel on government operations, says he wants to hear feds' work-related concerns. He created the email hotline after conducting a hearing entitled "The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government," with three agencies that have struggled with employee morale.

Tags: Best Places to Work in the Federal Government , NARA , DHS , David Ferriero , Chemical Safety Board , Congress , morale , employee satisfaction , Emily Kopp , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , Gerry Connolly , Manny Ehrlich , Catherine Emerson , GAO , Robert Goldenkoff

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:07pm EDT

Cool Roofs Initiative helps agencies achieve energy-saving goals

Agencies are installing white, reflective roofs, solar panels and plant-filled green roofs to cut down on energy costs and save taxpayers money. This is all in response to President Barack Obama's executive order requiring agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Tags: Jennifer MacDonald , Mark Sprouse , Steven Chu , DoE , sustainability , Green government , Green Government Initiative , cool roofs , Obama Impact , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:26am EDT

Archives opens massive new center for government personnel files

Bryan McGraw, the director of the archival program at the NPRC, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the opening of a new facility dedicated to government personnel files.

Tags: Bryan McGraw , National Personnel Records Center , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 10:00am EDT
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Users testify improvement needed for FOIA

Today marks the final day of "Sunshine in Government Week", a time to consider the goals of openness and transparency in government at all levels. Yesterday, a House subcommittee got an update on one of the most important tools in the effort toward government openness: the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: management , FOIA , Melanie Pustay , Miriam Nisbet , OGIS , Larry Gottesman , EPA , David Sobel , David Cullier , Tom Fitton , Max Cacas

Friday - 03/19/2010, 01:05pm EDT
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Presidential Gifts

Tags: President Bush , Laura Bush , Presidential gifts

Friday - 01/16/2009, 06:20pm EST
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