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VA begins process to remove executive at center of FedBid scandal

Sloan Gibson, VA's deputy secretary, said he's proposed the removal of Susan Taylor, the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration. Gibson will use the new authorities provided by Congress and President Barack Obama in August under the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.

Tags: management , Veterans Affairs , Susan Taylor , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Merit Systems Protection Board , Veterans Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 , oversight , FedBid , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/06/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Life begins at retirement

Thomas Lee and Daniel Sipe from Lee, Sipe, and Associates answer your retirement and financial planning questions.
August 25, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Thomas Lee , Daniel Sipe , Lee Sipe and Associates , financial planning , wealth accumulation , estate analysis , retirement planning , charitable giving , TSP , Traditional IRA , For Your Benefit

Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:29pm EDT
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Bill making it easier to fire Senior Executives passes first test

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Senior Executive Service Accountability Act. The bill would reform the law governing the Senior Executive Service, in part by doubling the probation period of SES members and requiring agencies to justify the positions of SES staff every two years.

Tags: House , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Senior Executive Association , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 07/25/2014, 03:47am EDT

SESers leaving due more to age, time than other factors

A new report from the Senior Executive Association and the George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration found a majority of the reasons for a 10 percent decline in the SES workforce in each of the last three years is age and length of service.

Tags: workforce , management , Senior Executive Association , George Washington University , Carol Bonosaro , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/27/2014, 05:44pm EDT

You're fired! And other federal management fantasies

The Veterans Affairs Department recently revealed that none of its senior executives had gotten a rating below fully successful in the past four years. While that may seem shocking, the VA is not that out of the ordinary. Sub-par ratings for SES members are not common and firing them is even less common, says former CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , management , workforce , Veterans Affairs Department , commentary

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 11:53am EDT

House bill cuts 'red tape' at VA, but at what cost?

On its surface, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 is simple, but its simplicity belies the risks it presents for VA employees, former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , House , VA , workforce

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:57pm EDT

SES shakeup and more

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro, and Federal Timres reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici, will discuss legislation introduced in the U.S. House, that would make it easier for agency leaders to fire senior executives.
February 19, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , Congress , Carol Bonosaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:39pm EST
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DoT refocuses SES leaders to address shortcomings, improve skills

The Transportation Department is using 360-degree reviews and executive coaching to help members of the Senior Executive Service become better leaders. DoT is focusing on leadership, in part, because it was one of the areas of improvement highlighted in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: workforce , management , DoT , Brian Crew , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 03:54am EST
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SEA decries DoD plan to reduce SES bonuses

The Senior Executives Association sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Dec. 5 criticizing recently released guidance that reduced pay pool amounts for the Fiscal Year 2013 performance awards for members of the Senior Executives Service.

Tags: Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , DoD , performance awards

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 01:53pm EST
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