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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 , SEA , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , GI Tuition Fairness Act , Sean McCalley

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

Bob Tobias, Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

Eight percent of the Senior Executive Service move to a different agency once while in SES. That's according to new research from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton, which suggests creating a four-tiered SES classification system. Tier four is for executives who have worked at several different agencies and lead government-wide projects. Tier one is an entry level spot for current feds. Bob Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, explains it all to In Depth with Francis Rose

Tags: Bob Tobias , Booz Allen Hamilton , American University , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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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 , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , Jeff Miller , John Boehner , Marco Rubio , VA Management Accountability Act

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

Term limits for the SES?

Proposals to make it much easier to discipline, demote or fire your career boss are rattling the top rank of the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , management , Carol Bonosaro

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 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 , Carol Bonosaro , SEA

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

House committee chairman wants VA middle managers held accountable

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is the author of new legislation that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs Department to fire its senior executives. Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, says the agency is too shy about cutting loose middle managers who are performing poorly.

Tags: VA , management , workforce , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:44pm EST
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House bill would make it easier to fire senior execs at VA

The VA Management Accountability Act would give VA Secretary Eric Shinseki broad authority to remove Senior Executives Service (SES) members "if the secretary determines the performance of the individual warrants such removal," according to the bill. In addition to outright removal, the bill would allow the VA secretary to bump SES members down to the General Schedule at any grade level the secretary deems appropriate according to the bill.

Tags: VA , Jeff Miller , management , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , Carol Bonosaro , workforce , SEA , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 01:22pm EST

SES group: White House keeping mum on award alternatives

Last spring, as across-the-board budget cuts roiled through agencies across government, the White House decided to cancel the monetary portion of the Presidential Rank Awards, which granted recipients as much as 35 percent of their salary in a one-time bonus. But the White House maintained it was "focused on finding means to acknowledge excellence in non-monetary ways." The Senior Executives Association (SEA), in a statement released Monday said it still hasn't heard from President Barack Obama on those alternatives.

Tags: SEA , Carol Bonosaro , Presidential Rank Awards , OMB , management , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 01/13/2014, 03:27pm EST
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January pay raise - not for everybody

The 2014 white-collar pay raise is not for everybody. Feds at the top of their grades in some cities won't be getting anything at all, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay increase , step increases , workforce

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:00am EST

OMB, OPM tell agencies to take different approach on employee bonuses

The Obama administration trying a different tack on federal-employee bonuses and awards in fiscal 2014. A new directive from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management continues clear-cut spending caps on employee awards but won't outright ban them -- even if the across-the-board spending constraints, known as sequestration, continue.

Tags: workforce , management , pay and benefits , employee awards , bonuses , OPM , OMB , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/04/2013, 11:23am EST
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