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Reorganize or politicize?

Sometimes, the secret to getting things done is as simple as including the word "reform" in your proposal, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , workforce

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 03:00am EST

Five things every federal employee should know about the Obama budget

A 1.3-percent pay raise, reforms to the Senior Executive Service and increased emphasis on employee feedback are just some of the initiatives proposed in President Barack Obama's 2016 budget.

Tags: budget , pay raise , NFFE , AFGE , J. David Cox , NARFE , Richard Thissen , employee engagement , Emily Kopp

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:23pm EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Respect for federal agency leaders continues to fall. The last few Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys say rank-and-file employees don't respect their upper level leaders as much as they used to. Executive Core Qualifications are supposed to help senior executives maintain high leadership standards, but they might be too easy to follow. Bob Tobias, professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, is also a former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about ways to improve the Executive Core Qualifications to build better agency leaders.

Tags: In Depth , Bob Tobias , Senior Executive Service ,

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:13pm EST
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House bill would reduce SES pensions at VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller wants new ways to punish SES members accused of misconduct, including possible pension reductions, limits on paid leave. He also wants to curtail VA's bonus award system.

Tags: Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , veterans , Veterans Affairs , accountability , GAO , Hal Rogers , Sean McCalley

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:46am EST

SES workforce deserves better screening from OPM, says former SSA commissioner

As agencies decide on a two-year plan for structuring their senior executive workforce, one agency head says that the Office of Personnel Management is keeping some of the best and brightest from joining the SES.

Tags: workforce , John Astrue , SSA , OPM , hiring , information technology , Jory Heckman , GAO , Congress

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 11:45am EST
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Survey: What do you think about the Senior Executive Service?

How well do career government executives fulfill their missions? If asked, would you join the SES now? Take our survey.

Tags: survey , Senior Executive Service , SES reform

Monday - 12/29/2014, 10:11am EST

OPM workforce goals in 2015: Mentorship for SES, engagement for agencies

The Office of Personnel Management already has some New Year's resolutions for the federal workforce: Set up a governmentwide mentorship program for the Senior Executive Service and establish an employee engagement point person for every agency.

Tags: OPM , OMB , ppo , Barack Obama , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Katherine Archuleta , workforce

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 02:20pm EST

Phoenix VA director loses her job, but not for the reasons you think

Sharon Helman loses her job because she accepted and failed to report illegal gifts, not because she led the health care facility at the heart of the nationwide scandal over patient care.

Tags: Sharon Helman , Veterans Affairs Department , MSPB , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 12:29pm EST

David Dye, Director, Federal Human Capital Services, Deloitte

Some days, it's not easy being a senior career executive in the Federal Government. Ill will reached a peak last summer at the height of scandal in the Veterans Affairs Department. That led to Congress enacting legislation cutting the civil service protection of SESers at the VA. A couple of weeks ago, President Obama gave the SES a pat on the back, promising to make the service into how it was originally envisioned. So what will 2015 bring? David Dye, the director of Federal Human Capital Services at Deloitte and a former official at the Office of Personnel Management, offered some answers on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: David Dye , Deloitte , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , workforce , Veterans Affairs , OMB

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:57am EST
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Paying for the next generation of federal managers

Following President Obama's announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service, Doug Criscitello, managing director at Grant Thornton, says SES pay limits have made it difficult to attract top-quality managers across government.

Tags: management , Doug Criscitello , Grant Thornton , Barack Obama , workforce , Congress , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/22/2014, 03:49am EST
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