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Why busy women get things done

Linda Washington, former assistant secretary for Administration at the Department of Transportation, discusses the importance of being inclusive within federal agencies on this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Tags: Linda Washington , Transportation , Washington Consulting Team , inclusion , minorities , Women of Washington , workforce , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , mentoring , CFC , SES , YGL

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 09:36am EDT

House panel debates merits of Senior Exec Service, comes down hard on VA

In examining the viability of the Senior Executive Service, House members called out the Veterans Affairs' compensation program, with a pledge to introduce another piece of legislation to take back bonuses. The Senior Executives Association relayed concerns that talent is fleeing senior executive positions.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs , SES , Blake Farenthold , Stephen Lynch , Congress , House , pay and benefits , bonuses

Friday - 07/11/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Future of the SES and the latest at VA

On this week's Your Turn radio show, host Mike Causey chats with Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association about the threats to the career SES and the dangers to the American public if career jobs are turned into serve-at-will positions. Mike also speaks with reporter Andy Medici from the Federal Times about the latest at the VA and how legislation could affect feds at that agency.

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , Carol Bonosaro , Andy Medici , VA

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Families wait for final rule granting flags for feds killed in line of duty

Congress unanimously passed the Civilian Service Recognition Act in late 2011, allowing agency heads to present an American flag to federal employees killed in the line of duty as the result of a crime, terrorism or natural disaster. But OPM has lagged in implementing regulations.

Tags: OPM , workforce , Civilian Service Recognition Act , Federal-Postal Coalition , Jenny Mattingley , Bruce Moyer , Richard Hanna , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:00am EDT

OPM restarts awards program for senior executives

OPM will accept nominations for the 2014 Presidential Rank Awards through June 5, according to a memo to the heads of federal agencies from OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. Last year, the Obama administration canceled the awards program, which recognizes members of the Senior Executive Service for extraordinary service, citing tight budgets.

Tags: SES , Presidential Rank Awards , bonuses , pay and benefits , Carol Bonosaro , Katherine Archuleta , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 01:40pm 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 , Commerce , USDA , DoD , Best Places to Work , Partnership for Public Service , workforce , pay , Veterans Affairs , Interior Department , general schedule , Sean McCalley

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

House passes bill banning SES bonuses at the VA

The House passed the GI Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 on Wednesday that includes an amendment to stop all bonuses for senior executives at the VA for five years. The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee says it will instill some much-needed accountability to the department.

Tags: House , Eric Shinseki , Veterans Affairs , bonuses , SES , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , GI Tuition Fairness Act , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 11:47am EDT

House to vote on bill making it easier to fire VA senior execs

The House will soon vote on a measure making it easier for the Veterans Affairs secretary to fire or demote senior career executives at the department, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said at a Capitol Hill briefing Thursday. The VA Management Accountability Act allows the VA secretary to remove or demote members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) based on their performance.

Tags: House , Congress , VA , SES , Carol Bonosaro , Jeff Miller , John Boehner , Marco Rubio , VA Management Accountability Act

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:19pm EDT

The buck stops there ... way over there!

Most people know of Harry Truman's famous "the buck stops here" quote, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But that was in the 1940s. What, if anything, does it mean in 2013 Washington?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , HealthCare.gov , management , Carol Bonosaro

Friday - 11/15/2013, 02:00am EST

SES shakeup: Reform or hissing contest?

Would your life be better off if your top career boss had a little less job security? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Or would that put you between a political rock and a hard place?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , management , VA , SES , Carol Bonosaro ,

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:00am EST
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