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Federal News Countdown: Data Act implementation, warm fuzzies in May

Dan Mintz, president and executive director of the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, and John Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Dan Mintz , John Palguta , Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center , In Depth , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:38pm EDT
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'Broken' pay system driving SES out of government

More than half of senior executives surveyed by the Senior Executives Association are reporting "low" or "very low" morale with their jobs. The problem lies with a pay-for-performance system where some supervisors make less money than the people they lead. Increasing numbers of senior executive service members are ready to leave the federal government altogether.

Tags: SES , SEA , Commerce , USDA , DoD , Best Places to Work , workforce , pay , Veterans Affairs , Interior Department , general schedule , Sean McCalley

Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Thunderclap helps launch Public Service Recognition Week

Those signing up to participate in the Thunderclap effort all send out tweets and Facebook messages at the same time recognizing the work of federal employees.

Tags: Thunderclap , social media , workforce , Sean McCalley

Friday - 05/02/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

The first week of May means more than margaritas. Since 1985, it's also served as Public Service Recognition Week, an opportunity to relay the benefits and value of government work to those inside and outside of it. Tim McManus, vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about this year's theme -- Proud to serve.

Tags: Tim McManus , In Depth

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 05:29pm EDT
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Tim McManus, Vice President for Education, Partnership for Public Service

You already have the tools to hire new millennials at your agency, but the process itself needs some tweaking. Some agencies have special exceptions to make some new hires. Giving every agency the same flexibility could make a big difference. Tim McManus, vice president for education at the Partnership for Public Service, told In Depth with Francis Rose he has a few suggestions from a new report: Building the Enterprise: A New Civil Service Framework.

Tags: Tim McManus , In Depth

Friday - 04/11/2014, 06:32pm EDT
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John Palguta, Partnership for Public Service

The Partnership for Public Service has come up with a new set of civil service reform ideas. Together, they would modernize the decades-old General Schedule system to better reflect the work of today's federal employees. John Palguta, vice president for policy, describes problems with the GS system to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: John Palguta , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , GS system

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:16am EDT
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Civil-service reform needs more than 'Band-Aid approach,' experts argue

A legislative attempt to reform the aging federal personnel system will face a difficult path in Congress even if it's able to muster the support of key stakeholders, including the White House and federal-employee unions. Experts discussed proposed reforms to the civil-service system outlined in a new report published Tuesday by the Partnership and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tags: workforce , management , best practices , Tony Miller , Booz Allen Hamilton , Ted Kaufman , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:13pm EDT

Ron Sanders, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Today's General Schedule system is a "relic of a bygone era," according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton. It says the government needs to be more attuned to the private sector. At least one federal union is criticizing the plan. Ron Sanders, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, discussed the details of the report with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , general schedule , workforce , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:31pm EDT
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Report calls for broad overhaul of federal personnel, pay systems

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for essentially throwing out the 65-year-old General Schedule system, comprised of 15 separate grade levels, and replacing it with five broad work levels. The report also calls for changes to the way federal pay is calculated and recommends setting up a governmentwide pay-for-performance process.

Tags: management , best practices , Booz Allen Hamilton , general schedule , Jack Moore , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 06:07pm EDT

Max Stier, President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

"Executive branch Swiss cheese" is what Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee calls leadership vacancies at your agency. He and ranking member, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), are looking for ways to plug up the employment gaps at your agency. Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service, testified before the committee at a hearing called Management Matters: Creating a 21st Century Government. He has a list of recommendations for Congress to follow as it plans a way to modernize your agency's workforce.

Tags: Max Stier , management , Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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