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Lessons learned, best practices on telework examined after blizzard

Federal, state and local governments are looking at what worked -- and what didn't -- when it came to having employees telework during the storm. Federal News Radio learns how Arlington County was able to continue operations remotely, despite snowy and dangerous conditions outside.

Tags: technology , management , telework , COOP , Arlington County , Marcy Foster , Jack Belcher , Mike Causey , Dorothy Ramienski , OPM , GPO , GSA , John Berry

Friday - 02/19/2010, 08:00pm EST

Sharing lessons learned after Peer-to-Patent program ends

Pilot program lasted for three years; allowed public to assist patent officers with patent applications.

Tags: management , technology , Peer-to-Patent program , Beth Noveck , Dr. Mark Webbink , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 07/24/2009, 06:51pm EDT

Telework centers offer alternative workspace for feds

Two back to back snowstorms may have you wondering: what would it be like to telework? The director of one center where feds with authorization from their agencies to telework can do their jobs talks about how you can sign up and the benefits of teleworking from some place other than your normal office.

Tags: management , technology , teleworking , OPM , Pat Peacock , Mason Telework Center , George Mason University , Manassas , GSA , , Max Cacas

Monday - 02/15/2010, 07:03am EST

New best practices at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office save time, taxpayer dollars

Director David Kappos explains that establishing trust between unions and managers -- and setting concrete deadlines -- helped quickly change the Examiner Count System, which will help eliminate a gigantic backlog and save money.

Tags: management , David Kappos , best practices , Examiner Count System , pay & benefits , telework , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 11/17/2009, 08:15pm EST

Feds strike a blow for teleworking

The recent concern over the spread of the H1N1 flu virus has again called attention to "continuity of operations" (COOP) in the Federal Government. According to the most recent report from the Office of Personnel Management, just over half of all Federal agencies include teleworking as part of their COOP planning. A local group held a lunchtime event yesterday at the Federal Triangle to push the cause of teleworking.

Tags: management , P&B , telework , Telework Exchange , EPA , Josh Sawislak , GSA , Danette Campbell , Gerry Connolly , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:15am EST

White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Diane Watson , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , USPS , GPO , DEA , FISMA , cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT

OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week

"Change" has been the mantra of John Berry, the director of the Office of Personnel Management. Yesterday, he shared his latest thoughts on how he plans to implement change with the Federal Managers Association.

Tags: management , P&B , OPM , John Berry , telework , GSA , KSA , Max Cacas , federal hiring , best practices

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 06:56am EDT

Teleworking becomes top of mind for federal government

Now that the worst of the weather has passed, the Office of Personnel Management and the Obama administration are looking at lessons learned regarding the federal government's teleworking policies.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , COOP , telework , telecommuting , OPM , GSA , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 02:20pm EST

USPTO battles Snowmageddon with telework

With the Federal Government closed for a record fourth day because of two back-to-back blizzards in the DC area, agency heads are now thinking about how to stay open in spite of weather related emergencies. One Federal agency says it has found the solution.

Tags: mngt , technology , teleworking , John Berry , OPM , Danette Campbell , Pete Garcia , Fredericksburg Telework Center , GSA ,

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 06:42am EST
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