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Feds Feed Families has 'knock-out' summer campaign

Federal employees donated 14.4 million pounds of food to food banks nationwide as part of Feds Feeds Families summer campaign.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , Karen Comfort , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Helpdesk award continues USDA's trek toward more shared services

Cheryl Cook, USDA's CIO, said the Forest Service awarded a contract to AbilityOne for tier one helpdesk services. This is one of several enterprisewide services the agency is creating to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Tags: technology , shared services , Cheryl Cook , ACT-IAC , AbilityOne , contracting , Forest Service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:26pm EDT
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The increase of cloud budgets across federal agencies

Cloud budgets at some federal agencies are twice as large as they were in 2012.

Tags: GAO , cloud , budget , DoT

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:27am EDT

US to train veterans to install solar panels

The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030.

Tags: workforce , veterans , Green government ,

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:00am EDT

Mika Cross, Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager, Agriculture Department

Federal News Radio's Causey Awards honor top achievers in federal human resources. It's named after our own Mike Causey, in tribute to his career spent reporting on issues that matter to the federal workforce. This year, judges have selected four winners. One is Mika Cross, the work-life and wellness program manager at the Agriculture Department. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how she convinced USDA to use telework as a strategic tool. View more about our 2014 Causey Award winners.

Tags: Mika Cross , agriculture , human resources , work-life balance , Causey Awards , Mike Causey

Monday - 08/04/2014, 03:28pm EDT
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2014 Causey Award Winner - Mika Cross

Mika Cross received a 2014 Causey Award for raising the level of workforce issues at the Department of Agriculture.

Tags: Mika Cross , Causey Awards , workforce , people

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 03:19am EDT

Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary, Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department is trying to bring new and younger blood into farming and ranching. It has launched a website to serve as a one-stop resource for new farmers. That's just the latest move. Krysta Harden is deputy secretary at the Agriculture Department. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive and said a lot of initiatives are needed, considering the average U.S. farmer or rancher is 58 years old.

Tags: Krysta Harden , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:53am EDT
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USDA shares 'secret weapon' in Feds Feed Families donation campaign

Federal employees at the Department of Agriculture donated more food during the 2013 Feds Feed Families campaign than any other large agency. USDA is now sharing its secret weapon with other agencies in the hope it will help the government, as a whole, reach its goal of 10 million pounds of donated food in 2014.

Tags: Karen Comfort , Feds Feed Families , Federal Drive , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:43am EDT
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Karen Comfort, National Program Manager, Feds Feed Families

It's time to rummage through your pantry. Feds Feed Families is in full swing. The annual food drive is a collaborative effort led by the Agriculture Department with help from the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and other agencies. Last year federal employees donated nearly 9 million pounds of food. Karen Comfort, national program manager for Feds Feed Families, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to talk about this year's goals. Read a related story.

Tags: Karen Comfort , Feds Feed Families , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:01am EDT
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6th annual Feds Feed Families campaign kicks off for summer

The sixth annual Feds Feed Families campaign is now underway for the summer after a kick-off event on Monday. The theme of this year is to "Help Knock Out Hunger."

Tags: Feds Feed Families , Tom Vilsack , Doug Keeler , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 10:03am EDT
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