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Report: Lack of encouragement causes agency innovation to fizzle

The federal government is saddled with the reputation of a stodgy, stunted work environment where the status quo rules the day. But the problem isn't that federal employees don't have bright ideas for doing business differently. The problem is that too often agency leadership fails to encourage employees to think outside the box or to reward them when they do so.

Tags: best practices , management , innovation , Deloitte , NASA , SEC , Surface Transportation Board

Monday - 07/23/2012, 08:35pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- July 23

Rob Strayer of the Bipartisan Policy Center discusses the compromise cybersecurity bill. Daniel Schuman talks about the Congressional Research Service. Dick Gregg fills us in on the Treasury's annual fiscal report.

Tags: John Palguta , Rob Strayer , Bipartisan Policy Center , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , Dick Gregg , Treasury Department , Helena Bottemiller , USDA , cybersecurity

Monday - 07/23/2012, 10:02am EDT

Going on vacation? How to back away from the BlackBerry

The current generation of BlackBerry and iPhone- wielding federal employees presents the daunting task of trying to disconnect from work's stressors in even the most relaxing of environments. Here are some tips that should enable feds to enjoy a stress-free vacation.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , workforce , Tim McManus , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:58pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- July 9

The Export-Import Bank lends money to American companies that do business abroad. The small agency was recently treated like a political football. John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, talks about the SES reform bill.

Tags: Federal Drive , John Palguta , Fred Hochberg , Export-Import Bank

Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:24am EDT

In Depth interviews - June 22

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Steve Lenkart , MSPB , Tim McManus , Anthony Barnes , National Naval Officers Association , Alan Charles Raul , Sidley Austin , STOCK Act , Pathways

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 01:16am EDT

Pathways offers departments access to fresh talent

New Pathways Program begins July 10, and officials hope it will open doors to bring in and train new talent for agencies. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, said that departments should take advantage of the opportunity to tailor-train potential employees to fit their long-term needs.

Tags: OPM , Pathways Program , Presidential Management Fellows Program , workforce , recruitment , hiring , internships , Tim McManus , In Depth , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 05:27am EDT
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Agencies rethink business as usual in face of budget, workforce challenges

In the face of decreasing resources and increasing workloads, agencies are searching for ways to become more efficient. John Palguta, vice president for policy at Partnership for Public Service, said agencies should consider utilizing tools developed by others. Steve Lenkart, executive director and chief operating officer at the Merit Systems Protection Board, said agencies can structure procedures to manage risks of uncertainty.

Tags: workforce , budget , best practices , MSPB , Federal Drive , In Depth , Esther Carey , John Palguta , Steve Lenkart

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:55pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 8

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Jim Eisenmann , MSPB , Francis Rose , In Depth , Tim McManus , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , Greg Jacob , Service Women

Saturday - 06/09/2012, 01:52am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- May 30

David Berteau of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses a lawsuit on women in combat. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about a job-satisfaction report. Jeremy Herb of The Hill newspaper reviews the latest veterans issues being discussed on Capitol Hill. Mindy Eisenberg of the EPA reveals a new program to help find veterans jobs.

Tags: Federal Drive , John Palguta , David Berteau , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Jeremy Herb , The Hill , Mindy Eisenberg , EPA , DoD , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 09:23am EDT

More SESers say pay, benefits not attractive enough

Nearly all Senior Executive Service members said they feel pride in their work, but a growing number said SES pay and benefits are not enough to attract high-quality senior execs, according to a survey by the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: SES , pay and benefits , OPM , Daniel Akaka , Jim Moran ,

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 02:32pm EDT
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