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White House puts SAVE Awards cost-cutting ideas to vote

Administration names four finalists for the SAVE Award. Voting continues through Thursday, and the idea which receives the most votes will be presented to President Obama.

Tags: mngt , Peter Orszag , OMB , SSA , HUD , Forest Service , SAVE award , best practices

Monday - 12/07/2009, 01:09pm EST

VA works to cut through the red e-tape of G.I. Bill

The Veterans Affairs Department is working to improve data handling across the agency.

Tags: mngt , tech , Scott Gould

Monday - 11/30/2009, 09:40am EST

VA makes progress in sharing health records

The Veterans Affairs Department is making big strides when in implementing electronic health records across the agency.

Tags: mngt , tech , Veterans Affairs , best practices , Scott Gould , Kaiser Permanente

Monday - 11/30/2009, 11:45am EST

USDA's major reorg driven by focus on performance, results

Acting CHCO Sanders says human resources will play key role in helping agency transform. HR employees must provide insight similar to a consultant to help meet the agency's needs. USDA also must engage its employees so they feel like they are contributing to meeting the agency's mission.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Donald Sanders , USDA , OPM , HHS , OMB , CHCO , employee engagement , reorganization , Performance and results

Monday - 11/30/2009, 06:37am EST

Preview: Baker taking his own advice to improve Veterans Affairs

An excerpt of this week's Ask the CIO program.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Roger Baker , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 04:46pm EST

Rep. Bob Filner: steps to improve government for veterans

The Initiative underscores to federal agencies the importance of recruiting and training veterans, aims to increase the employment of veterans within the Executive Branch, and helps recently hired veterans adjust to service in a civilian capacity.

Tags: P&B , veterans , Veterans Day , Congressional Spotlight , federal hiring , Bob Filner , House Veterans Affairs Committee , IRS , best practices

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 12:15pm EST

Lessons learned from a career in the VA

A thirty-seven year employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs shares an insider's view and valuable insight into the inner-workings of a bureaucracy.

Tags: mngt , best practices , Fred Malphurs , leadership , Veterans Day

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 10:30am EST

Towards a more timely funding of agencies

A new law authorizes Congress to approve funding for VA medical care one year in advance and also requires the President to request those funds one year early.

Tags: agency budget , funding , Gerry Connolly

Monday - 10/26/2009, 10:28am EDT

Dept. of Veterans Affairs laughs out loud at the 8 hour work day

Try telling a nurse or physician with the Department of Veterans Affairs that federal workers can typically get away with an 8-hour workday! The workers in VA hospitals routinely deal with staff shortages, continuing resolutions, and very long hours.

Tags: 5 Fallacies of Government , Nancy Nedoma , G.I. Clinical Coordinator at the VA Hospital in Ga , American Federation of Government Employees

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 04:42pm EDT
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