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Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: workforce , human resources , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , Jason Miller , Exclusive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management says it will not finalize regulations on phased retirement for a few more months. But what happens when it does? Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss federal employees' questions about phased retirement.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , retirement , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Friday - 06/13/2014, 09:44am EDT
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New audit reveals OPM's weak oversight of background check reviews

A new audit from the OPM Inspector General's office reveals shortcomings in the steps taken by Office of Personnel Management and its contractors to make sure background investigations undergo quality reviews. The audit pointed to a lack of oversight on OPM's part in making sure contractors actually review cases and said some of the companies that employ case reviewers failed to keep track of records showing the contractors had undergone proper training.

Tags: oversight , FIS , background investigations , Merton Miller , USIS , CACI , KeyPoint Government Solutions , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:02pm EDT

Don't miss your chance to tell your boss what you really think

The deadline for the annual Employee Viewpoint Survey is rapidly approaching. Federal employees selected to participate in the survey &dmash; gauging employee morale and views of agency management have until Friday to complete the survey. As of Tuesday morning, about 330,000 employees have completed the online survey, OPM officials said in a press call with reporters. Another 80,000 or so are still in the process of completing the survey.

Tags: workforce , employee morale , Katherine Archuleta , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jonathan Foley , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 11:52am EDT

Report: CHCOs left out of agency decisions

The Government Accountability Office tells Chief Human Capital Officers to communicate with human-capital staff and coordinate with other agencies to champion shared challenges.

Tags: workforce , management , GAO , human capital , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:23am EDT

Robert Goldenkoff, Government Accountability Office

Your deadline is coming soon to tell your boss what you think of your job. Friday is the last day to fill out your Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey from the Office of Personnel Management. The data from those surveys will shape human resources policy across government. But the Government Accountability Office says chief human capital officers have other options to build and strengthen their workforces. Robert Goldenkoff is director of strategic issues at the GAO. He tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose on In Depth about three broad human capital challenges facing agencies across the federal government.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , GAO , Employee Viewpoint Survey , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 01:41pm EDT
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OPM slashes retirement backlog in first part of 2014

The Office of Personnel Management cut the longstanding backlog of pending retirement claims by more than a third in the first half of 2014. By the end of May, the inventory of claims had fallen to about 14,500, according to new OPM data released Thursday. That's down 38 percent from a peak of more than 23,500 claims in February.

Tags: retirement , retirement backlog , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 05:21pm EDT

Agencies struggle to adjust to new Pathways internship program

Chief human capital officers say the inability to do targeted internship announcements is frustrating and reducing effectiveness of the program. The Office of Personnel Management says it's working with agencies to address these challenges, including initiatives to target specific skillsets.

Tags: workforce , Commerce , Kevin Mahoney , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , GSA , Mike Casella , Pathways Program , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:13am EDT
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The VA controversy and the state of the civil service

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw Bransford and Roth will discuss what's happening at the VA and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
May 28, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Department of Veterans Affairs , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 09:49pm EDT
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Kimberly Holden, OPM

Most federal agencies have shaved weeks, even months, off of their hiring times in response to a 2010 presidential memo. Most hires are now completed within 80 days. But faster doesn't necessarily mean better. The Office of Personnel Management has revised its reporting requirements to focus on quality. Kimberly Holden is OPM's deputy associate director for Recruitment and Hiring. She spoke with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive. She says hiring time is just one measurement of how well agencies are filling positions.

Tags: Kimberly Holden , hiring reforms , workforce , CHCO Council , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 07:45am EDT
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