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Agency leaders 'on a mission' to pump up employee morale

Federal employees are growing increasingly frustrated with budget cuts, stagnant pay levels and a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy, government surveys reveal. At a townhall event hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, the heads of the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor say they're getting the message.

Tags: morale , management , Jeh Johnson , Penny Pritzker , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Tom Perez , DOL , DHS , workforce , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:37pm EDT

2014 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced 33 finalists for this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The list includes federal employees both new and experienced, who are making "high-impact" contributions on a domestic and global scale.

Tags: Sammies Awards , NSF , SEC , Justice , workforce , People , Sean McCalley , Max Stier

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:10am EDT

Max Stier, President, Partnership for Public Service

Once a year, the federal government celebrates its employees' achievements in Oscar-like fashion. The Service to America Medals recognize the most innovative federal employees or teams that are making a difference for the public. The Partnership for Public Service has just released the list of 33 finalists. President Max Stier , told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the categories for this year's Sammies nominations.

Tags: Max Stier , Sammies , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 10:51am EDT

Archuleta: Feds' hard work needs to be recognized

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Federal News Radio that federal workers deserve the attention they receive during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Public Service Recognition Week , OPM , diversity , hiring , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell , Service to America Medals

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:46am EDT

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

'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

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

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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