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Small agencies' sequestration plans build from budget frustrations

The congressional ritual of punting budget work into the next fiscal year has helped agencies prepare their workforces for sequestration. Managers have learned much over the past few years about preparing contingency plans.

Tags: Workforce , budget , sequestration , management , Raymond Limon , Corporation for National and Community Service , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 05:37am EDT

Ruben Gomez

Tags: Federal News Radio , news team

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 06:09pm EDT

2012 Buyout Guide

A list of agencies considering or offering buyouts and early retirements in 2012.

Tags: buyouts , Workforce , budget , pay and benefits , retirement , VSIP , VERA , management ,

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 05:29pm EST

Census managers, employees take backseat-driver role in reorg

Bureau leadership has relied heavily on ideas from the workforce as the agency pushes ahead with its first major reorganization in 50 years. The goal is to create a more efficient and effective Census Bureau, officials say.

Tags: Census , Nancy Potok , Workforce , management ,

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 03:26pm EDT

Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees

Current and former federal employees, not hardened criminals, committed most acts of workplace violence, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The federal workplace was also more violent when compared with the private sector.

Tags: Workforce , management , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , workplace violence , building security ,

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:29pm EDT

IGs tell managers, employees to beef up fight against workplace fraud

Agency leaders take steps to show they're serious about employee fraud. Too often, they're relying on the inspector general's office to detect corruption.

Tags: fraud , corruption , Richard Skinner , Michael Horowitz , DHS , DoJ , whistleblowers , Workforce , Association of Government Accountants

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:38am EDT

Agencies face clunky switch to agile IT development

Departments face challenges with contracting, hardware and policies, two years after OMB included agile development in its 25-point IT reform plan. The approach aims to make development more effective and efficient, but the switch itself has been far from agile.

Tags: Technology , AFCEA , agile development , Shawn Kingsberry , Vivek Kundra , Thomas Sasala , Mark Schwartz , 25-point IT reform plan , Recovery Board , Citizen and Immigration Services , Army IT agency

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:20am EDT

Budget pressures lead to missed contracting deadlines for CBP

The agency has chosen to let some acquisition schedules slip, as a solution to constrained budgets. By doing so, CBP increases the likelihood of successful acquisition projects, said an agency executive.

Tags: budget , CBP , DHS , Mark Borkowski , Nick Nayak , aquisition , Contracting ,

Monday - 09/24/2012, 05:27pm EDT

Premiums for federal health plan set to increase 3.4 percent

The Office of Personnel Management announced 2013 premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are set to increase 3.4 percent. That's slightly below last year's increase of 3.8 percent, which had been the lowest since 2008. In 2010, premiums rose 7.3 percent.

Tags: health care , OPM , FEHBP , pay and benefits , benefits , John Berry , Walt Francis ,

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 01:23pm EDT

Berry aims to nix HR from high risk list in the next year

Cyber criminals might unknowingly provide the impetus to help agencies address a cybersecurity skills gap. OPM also is working with agencies to address other shortfalls in key workforce competencies.

Tags: Workforce , Gene Dodaro , John Berry , Congress , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , High Risk List , cybersecurity , OPM

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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