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Shutdown: It ain't over when it's over

Reopening the government isn't going to be just like flipping on a switch. he repercussions of the shutdown will be felt for a long time to come.

Tags: Jeff Neal , government shutdown , morale , training , Combined Federal Campaign , management , workforce

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 04:07pm EDT

OFPP applying strategic sourcing concept to acquisition training

Joe Jordan, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, said the Federal Acquisition Council on Training will oversee several initiatives, including developing a new contract for all agencies to buy acquisition training from. He said the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System eventually will be a one-stop shop for all acquisition workforce training needs.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , Joe Jordan , OFPP , GSA , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition Institute , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 09/09/2013, 06:14am EDT
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OFPP to hold acquisition workers more accountable for training

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memo requiring civilian agencies to use the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System to track how acquisition workers are meeting certification requirements. Agencies have several deadlines over the next year to input data into the system.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , GSA , FAI , OFPP , training , In Depth , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:33am EDT

How effective is simulated training? GAO cites gaps in Army, Marine Corps data

A new study by the Government Accountability Office says the Army and Marine Corps need to develop a set of metrics to better measure the benefits of simulation-based training over live training.

Tags: Marine Corps , Army , Sharon Pickup , training , workforce , simulator , In Depth , Michael OConnell , DoD , GAO

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:46pm EDT
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How to maintain training in tight budget times

In tight fiscal times, travel and training budgets often seem to be marked with a target by cost-conscious agency leaders. But there are strategies chief human capital officers and chief learning officers can deploy to shield their training budgets from cuts. ICF International Senior Vice President Jeff Neal and Young Government Leaders President Virginia Hill offer tips.

Tags: management , workforce , best practices , training , budget , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Navy , budget , Jonathan Greenert , workforce , training , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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OPM's innovation lab spurs new way of problem-solving

The sub-basement of the Office of Personnel Management's headquarters resembles more a tech start-up than a federal office building. The innovation lab, as OPM calls it, provides a brightly-lit, open room for employees to meet and tackle the "stickiest" of the agency's problems.

Tags: OPM , Matt Collier , innovation , workforce , LUMA Institute , training , human centered design , collaboration

Friday - 09/14/2012, 08:00am EDT

VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , VA , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT

Agencies fight uphill battle to retain critical knowledge and skills

Even though a massive federal retirement tsunami has been a no-show, even a moderate uptick in retirements could pose challenges for agencies -- especially as they face decreasing budgets and declining staffs. In part three of our special report, "Retirement Conundrum," Federal News Radio examines how agencies plan to retain institutional knowledge and fill critical skills gaps as longtime employees head for the exits.

Tags: Retirement Conundrum , retirement , GAO , Robert Goldenkoff , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jeff Neal , HUD , Sheila Wright , training , Cathy Biggs-Silver , VA , virtual learning , Jack Moore , Peter Leeds , MSPB

Friday - 05/31/2013, 02:41am EDT

Tips, techniques to write in plain language

It's been two years since the Plain Language Writing Act became law. While agencies are doing a better job, more work needs to be done. A federal expert on plain language is offering agencies the writing tips he employs on a daily basis. At the same time, a new bill in Congress would extend the plain language act to cover federal regulations.

Tags: management , Bruce Braley , Robert Agnello , DoD , TRICARE , Plain Language Act , Center for Plain Language , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:59am EDT
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