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Veterans make up growing share of federal workers

The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

Tags: workforce , DoD , veterans , hiring

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:20pm EDT

VA prepares for still more furloughs as money runs out

Most workers in the Veterans Benefits Administration will be sidelined in the next few weeks if a shutdown continues. Funding for employees at the National Cemetery Administration will run out in the next few days.

Tags: government shutdown , furlough , Congress , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , Jeff Miller , claims backlog , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:15am EDT
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VA retains the decider role over veteran-owned status protests

In an interim final rule issued last week in the Federal Register, VA announced it would not cede the control of deciding on socio-economic status protests to the Small Business Administration. VA moved the decision authority to the director of the Center for Veterans Enterprise instead of the director of the Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU).

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Service-disabled veteran owned small business program , Federal Register , Jason Miller , SBA

Monday - 10/07/2013, 05:47pm EDT

House to vote on reopening national parks

Tags: House , government shutdown , Congress ,

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:04am EDT

For 2013, CFC focusing on the people behind the money

Federal employees can start donating to the more than 4,000 charities under the Combined Federal Campaign. One of the goals of the CFC is to increase the number of people giving to charities, not just reaching a dollar threshold.

Tags: workforce , management , Combined Federal Campaign , Brandon Haller , GAO , Nikki Benns , Lou Nistler , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 04:11pm EDT

Obama nominates McKinsey consultant as deputy director for management

If confirmed by the Senate, Beth Cobert would become the DDM and lead the second term management agenda. Obama nominated deputy secretaries at VA and Education, and senior officials at the Navy and State.

Tags: people , management , OMB , Beth Cobert , Sylvia Burwell , Barack Obama , Steve VanRoekel , Sloan Gibson , Jim Shelton , Education Department , Jo Ann Rooney , DoD , Navy , State Department , Heather Higginbottom , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:30pm EDT

VA expands on-campus counselor program to help student veterans

Full-time counselors hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs will have offices on 94 college campuses by 2014. The on-site counselors help student veterans with everything from GI Bill problems to transitioning from military to civilian life.

Tags: DoD , VetSuccess , Mike Dakduk , Curtis Coy , Student Veterans of America , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Serious doubts remain about VA's ability to secure veterans' data

A recent briefing between the House Veterans Affairs Committee, VA IT executives and DHS ended with the lead majority staff member walking out before the meeting ended. The rising tensions between the House Veterans Affairs committee's majority and VA come as a report surfaced showing veterans are at a higher risk of identity theft than the average citizen.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , ID Analytics , identity theft , Eric Hannel , Stephen Warren , Jeff Miller , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:32pm EDT
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