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Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Consider yourself someone who likes to pitch in and help others? If you do, you might find the Peace Corps' list of top volunteer producing-states and metro-areas interesting. Especially since Washington, D.C. makes a notable appearance this year. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss recruiting, as well as explain some of the most exciting changes and trends on this year's list.

Tags: Carrie Hessler-Radelet , workforce , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:04am EST
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Patrick Choquette, Director of the Office of Innovation, Peace Corps

The Peace Corps has been working hard on streamlining its processes. Just a couple of weeks ago, we spoke with director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on how a simplified form pushed volunteer applications into the stratosphere. Now the Peace Corps has streamlined the way its volunteers around the world resupply their medical kits. An internal study showed that medical staff spent up to eight hours a week responding to volunteers requests. PC Medlink is supposed to fix all of that. Patrick Choquette, director of the Office of Innovation at the Peace Corps, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Patrick Choquette , medical kits , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:53pm EST
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Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Americans are breaking down the doors to join the little old Peace Corps, virtually speaking. More than 17,000 people applied for two year service positions over the last year. That's the most applications the agency's received since 1992. Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what contributed to the agency's recruiting success.

Tags: Carrie Hessler-Radelet , Tom Temin , workforce

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10pm EDT
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IGs accuse agencies of stonewalling

Agencies are creating roadblocks for auditors, three inspectors general told Congress. The IGs cited specific examples at the Peace Corps, Environmental Protection Agency, Chemical Safety Board and the Justice Department.

Tags: oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , IG , Justice Department , EPA , Chemical Safety Board

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 12:36pm EDT

IGs warn of potential threats to all inspectors general

In a letter to the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, IGs from large and small agencies say constraints placed upon auditors from EPA, DoJ and Peace Corps represent a serious challenge to the authority of every IG.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Justice , EPA , Charles Grassley , management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:35am EDT

GSA pushing agencies to reuse, recycle electronics

The General Services Administration plans to have draft governmentwide policies for reusing and recycling used electronics by the end of this fiscal year. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability official for GSA, announced the agency's efforts at the release of the updated national strategy for sustainable electronics.

Tags: GSA , USPS , EPA , DoD , technology , environment , management , sustainability , Kevin Kampschroer

Monday - 08/04/2014, 06:27pm EDT
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Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is simplifying its application process in a bid for more recruits. It is also giving volunteers more freedom to choose where they want to serve and what they want to do. The number of volunteers has steadily dropped over the last few years. The agency hopes to regain its popularity among college graduates. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the changes.

Tags: Carrie Hessler-Radelet , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 10:07am EDT
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Andrews alters Peace Corps' approach to improving business processes

Dorine Andrews, the Peace Corps CIO, said her office is working more closely with the mission areas to use technology on the front end to do business process reengineering.
December 5, 2013

Tags: technology , Dorine Andrews , Business process reengineering , mobile computing , customer relationship management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 11:11am EST
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2012 Causey Awards Winner - Dorine Andrews

Dorine Andrews, chief information officer at the Peace Corps, was nominated for creating a process-oriented approach to human capital management.

Tags: Dorine Andrews , Causey Awards , human capital , CIO

Monday - 07/16/2012, 04:26am EDT
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FEMA Corps assigns young people to disaster relief work

First there was the Peace Corps, and then AmeriCorps, which brought college grads into classrooms. Now there's FEMA Corps.

Tags: FEMA Corps , DHS , Janet Napolitano , AmeriCorps

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 09:55am EDT
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