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Studio Y: Understanding your next-generation workforce

Every other week, Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko talk to members of Generation Y as they share their perspective as young members of the federal workforce. On our first episode of "Studio Y," two young federal employees with the General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab explain how they -- and others -- perceive their age.

Tags: Studio Y , GSA , 18F , Sean Herron , Annalee Flower-Horne , Michael OConnell , millennials

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

Let's start a conversation

Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko launch Studio Y, an audio podcast in which millennials talk about working for the federal government.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , The Reverse Retirement Wave , Michael OConnell , millennials , Studio Y , workforce

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

Mentoring helps young feds answer the question, 'What's next?'

When young federal employees reach the mid-to-upper echelons of their government careers quickly, they often question whether there is room to move up. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Federal News Radio examines a mentoring program created by Young Government Leaders and the Senior Executives Association to help aspiring leaders develop long-term federal careers.

Tags: Young Government Leaders , Senior Executive Association , Kehli Cage , next generation ,

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 02:21am EDT

Nicole Ogrysko, Producer, Federal News Radio

Agencies need to do a better job with their succession planning and next genertion training, but budget cuts, hiring freezes and sequestration haven't helped. Mission critical projects come up, and departments don't have the expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. Some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko spoke with federal retirees who left government and came back. Read the Reverse Retirement Wave: Planning for a Workforce that's Aging in Place.

Tags: In Depth , The Reverse Retirement Wave

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 04:43pm EDT

Rehired annuitants help bridge agency skills gaps, but are they enough?

Agencies' succession and next-generation training plans are unfocused, thanks to hiring freezes and budget cuts. Mission-critical projects pop up, but departments lack the workforce expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. In part 2 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we examine how some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help navigating the rough waters.

Tags: management , succession planning , workforce , Training , SSA , State Department , OPM , Tom Bianco , Georgia Hubert , Reemployed annuitants , John Palguta

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:04am EDT

SEC employees harness big data, cloud to open up savings and new possibilities

The Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for billions of financial trade records a day, but it took the agency weeks and months and analyze them. The SEC quietly found a way to speed up that process and save about $3 million at the same time. In part four of our special report, ,Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio goes behind the scenes of the Securities and Exchange Commission to examine the work federal employees are doing on a daily basis, resulting in millions of dollars going straight into the federal coffers.

Tags: SEC , Laura Egerdal , Erozan Kurtas , cloud , Rainmakers and Money Savers ,

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:46am EDT

Keeping the office on track is key to management in shutdown mode

Managing what's left of the office during a government shutdown can be difficult, but keeping morale high and refocusing the agency's agenda is critical in shutdown mode.

Tags: government shutdown , management , Katherine Hammack , Bob Tobias , Army ,

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 01:08pm EDT

Shutdown sparks furlough confusion, unanswered questions

With day one of the government shutdown over, furlough notices are out and some feds have been sent home. But the answers aren't as clear cut as they might seem, as employees at one federal agency have discovered.

Tags: government shutdown , Witold Skwierczynski , Social Security Administration , pay and benefits , workforce , furlough ,

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:06pm EDT