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Latest employee viewpoint survey shows dissatisfaction with VA's senior leaders

In an agency rocked by scandal and mismanagement, employees at the Veterans Affairs Department are becoming less pleased with their senior leaders. According to data from the Office of Personnel Management's 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey, only 37 percent of employees surveyed said they are satisfied with their senior leaders' policies and practices. The number is down from 40 percent in the 2013 survey.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , management ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 11:27am EDT

Communication, transparency key to successful procurements

Like virtually everything in the federal government, the relationship federal agencies and industry organizations is complex. Contracts, buying and selling are just a small piece of the pie. Communication and collaboration are key factors that must exist in the pipeline between the public and private sectors. As part of our special report, the Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio hosted a panel with acquisition experts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jim Blades , Millennium Challenge Corporation , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Exclusive

Friday - 10/17/2014, 09:49am EDT

10 ways to improve program management

Strong management is essential to driving successful project and program results. But many executives say their organizations struggle to move ideas into action. As part of our special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio offers a best practices for program management.

Tags: acquisition , program management , Project Management Institute , Jordon Sims , Accenture Federal Services , John Goodman , Deloitte , Tim Young , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:00am EDT

OPM releases long-awaited report on official time

After months of urging from lawmakers, the Office of Personnel Management released a new report on official time, including data from fiscal year 2012. Official time hours totaled nearly 3.5 million in FY 2012, with cost estimates at $157 million, according to OPM's data.

Tags: OPM , official time , labor-management relations , workforce ,

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 10:58am EDT

USPS to add 9,000 union jobs in 90 days

In accordance with an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, the U.S. Postal Service will convert 9,000 jobs previously held by non-union employees into bargaining unit positions.

Tags: postal service , American Postal Workers Union , Mark Dimondstein , workforce ,

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 10:08am EDT

Q&A: Phased Retirement

The Office of Personnel Management's final rule on phased retirement is out, and so is additional guidance for agencies. But questions still abound. Federal News Radio answers your most pressing questions on phased retirement, from eligibility to pay, and what took OPM so long.

Tags: phased retirement , Office of Personnel Management , pay and benefits , retirement

Friday - 08/08/2014, 02:33pm EDT

White House, GSA welcome Round 3 Innovation Fellows

The White House and the General Services Administration select 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on "high-impact" projects.

Tags: technology , workforce , Presidential Innovation Fellows , White House , GSA ,

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 10:12am EDT

Is phased retirement a good option for you?

Host Mike Causey discusses the new phased retirement option with NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan.
September 10, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , phased retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Federal News Radio , Mike Causey , Your Turn , CSRS , FERS , TSP

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 09:28pm EDT

Online Chat: Phased Retirement

Federal News Radio experts answer your questions on phased retirement.

Tags: online chat , phased retirement , Tammy Flanagan , retirement , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , TSP , CSRS , FERS

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 11:00am EDT

DoD's strategy doesn't match its budget

An analysis from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments says the Defense Department will need between $200 billion to $300 billion more than budget caps allow to move forward with its current strategy.

Tags: Todd Harrison , Federal Drive , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , DoD , budget ,

Monday - 09/08/2014, 10:58am EDT
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