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OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule

During this Public Service Recognition Week, officials across the federal government are aware of the need to attract and retain the best and brightest workers. But how do you do that for a new generation of workers who have expectations and needs beyond a paycheck and some good benefits? The Office of Personnel Management offered details on one of their new workplace initiatives for a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Tags: management , P&B , Senate Subcommitee on Oversight of Government Mana , Daniel Akaka , John Berry , Jonathan Foley , ROWE , workplace , Deloitte , telework , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:50am EDT
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UPDATE: More on training and mentoring managers at your agency

Agencies will have defined benchmarks to hit for training current and future managers.

Tags: management , best practices , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Daniel Akaka , Nancy Kichak , Marilee Fitzgerald , defense department

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 05:53pm EDT

Senate explores improved supervisor training

What's the best way to train the next generation of federal agency supervisors? a Senate panel holds an oversight hearing exploring proposed legislation to improve the way that potential mid-level managers are trained, and ways to continue and enhance the training and experience they already have.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , Nancy Kichak , Marilee Fitzgerald , DoD , defense , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 06:55am EDT
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NTEU files motion to end internship program

Employee union claims agencies have abused their privileges and OPM has done nothing to stop them. NTEU says the Federal Career Internship Program flies in the face of merit system hiring principles.

Tags: pay & benefits , IRS , CBP , DHS FDIC , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , internship program , FCIP

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:05pm EDT
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NIST to coordinate interagency cyber effort

Computer breaches starting to level off, GISLA awards open for nominations

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NIST , DHS , education , Commerce , National Initiative for Cyber Education , White House , Office of Science and Technology Policy

Friday - 04/30/2010, 08:30am EDT

Rockefeller stumps for cybersecurity

The Senate is now considering one of several cybersecurity bills now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The principal co-author of one bill spoke to a software industry group holding a cybersecurity forum at the Newseum yesterday.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , BSA , Newseum , Jay Rockefeller , Olympia Snowe , 2010 Cybersecurity Forum , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ , Gary Locke , Commerce , NIST , Department of Education ,

Friday - 04/30/2010, 07:56am EDT
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Performance management on agencies' front burners

President Obama has said publicly that he is a big fan of performance management, and wants to blend its practice into the day-to-day operation of the Federal Government. But what does that mean for feds who are tasked with actually making the wheels of government turn every day? The Association of Government Accountants convened a conference to discuss performance in government.

Tags: management , AGA , Department of Transportation , Linda Washington , CHCO Council , Al Reynolds , Treasury Department , CFO Council , Mike Duffy , CIO Council , Rich Beck , Department of the Interior , Performance Improvement Council , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:39am EDT
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Feds learning sustainability begins with them

OPM, GSA, Interior hold fair in Washington to educate employees about being greener. GSA administrator Johnson says it takes a collaborative approach to be more efficient. OPM director Berry calls for more telework to save energy.

Tags: management , Martha Johnson , John Berry , GSA , Interior , Treasury , Earth Day , sustainability , green , telework

Friday - 04/23/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Teleworking: Anecdotal to Actuality

Friday and Monday are the most popular telework days in government. So are you doing your thing from your home computer or are you at work work? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got the latest saga in the telework marathon.

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , telework , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , John Sarbanes ,

Friday - 04/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

Berry is innovating in the OPM basement

President Obama has mandated that federal government service be "cool" again. In an effort to comply, OPM director John Berry says he's going to try to find room for cutting edge technology in the federal workplace. Even if it means going into the depths of the basement of the OPM Building at 19th and E Streets NW.

Tags: management , P&B , John Berry , hiring , KSA , EIG , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 06:36am EDT
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