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NIST to speed up hiring for critical positions

Changes to the The National Institute of Standards and Technology's hiring protocol will update its 13-year-old Alternative Personnel Management System. The new rules will let NIST have direct-hire authority to expedite hiring for critical functions.

Tags: management , NIST , hiring , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 02:26pm EST

VA pushes hiring reforms through program managers

The agency is using service level agreements to help ensure hiring managers are involved in all parts of the process. VA cut the amount of time it takes to hire a new employee by 20 days. VA hopes to get the average time down below the governmentwide goal of 80 days in 2011.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Sepulveda , Eric Shinseki , VA , CHCO Council , hiring reforms , HR academy , training , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/27/2010, 04:30am EST
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OPM creates cybersecurity career path

OPM's Nancy Kichak explains how the cyber internship works.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Nancy Kichak , hiring , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/27/2010, 10:34am EST
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GAO evaluates agencies' work-life programs

GAO has recommendations for what more agencies and OPM can do to recruit and keep talented workers

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pay and benefits , GAO , work-life programs , Vyomika Jairam , pay freeze , Yvonne Jones

Monday - 12/20/2010, 09:41am EST
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OIG: sustainability at USPS is possible

Prefunding USPS pension plans, says the Postal Service, is breaking them. Lorie Nelson, with the USPS OIG, has some surprising findings.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , OIG , sustainability , post office , retirement plans , retirement funding , management , Lorie Nelson , pensions , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 10:08am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Telework requires 'culture change'

Dr. Naomi Leventhal, director in Deloitte Consulting's Federal Human Capital Practice, describes the 'culture change' that will have to take place for telework policies to work.

Tags: Naomi Leventhal , Deloitte , telework , ROWE , management , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 05:28pm EST
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OPM targets poor-performing feds

The Office of Personnel Management is conducting a study to find out why the federal government has such a difficult time disciplining and firing poor performing workers.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Must Read , Must Reads , John Berry , firing , best practices , management , ROWE

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 02:16pm EST

Planning To Retire? Have a Cash Stash!

December and January are good months to retire. You can get paid for maximum unused annual leave at a higher rate. But, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, be advised that you will need a stash of cash to tide you over until you start getting a full annuity check.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , annuity payments , best date to retire

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 04:00am EST
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