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Federal Drive Interviews -- March 12, 2013

Veronica Villalobos of OPM talks about progress in making federal offices more diverse. Jeff Sessions of Red River discusses a new poll about slashing the federal budget. Damon Penn of FEMA talks about his agency's emergency alert system. John Hunt of the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory discusses how his office helped to create a 100 percent sustainable studio for a Fox TV show. L. Preston Bryant talks about what might the District of Columbia look like without its century-old law that limits building heights. John Mahoney of Tully Rinckey discusses a recent ruling that will help some feds with disabilities.

Tags: Jeff Sessions , Damon Penn , John Hunt , L. Preston Bryant , John Mahoney , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 09:15am EDT

Diversity in the SES

Host Bill Bransford moderates a roundtable discussion of how the Senior Executive Service is doing in developing diversity plans.
June 22, 2012

Tags: workforce , hiring , diversity , Bill Bransford , William Brown , African American Federal Executives Association , Tommy Hwang , Asian American Government Executive Network , Office of Diversity and Inclusion , OPM , Senior Executives Service , Fed Talk

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:56pm EDT
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Agencies finalize diversity plans

Most agencies are on track to implement new diversity strategies by March 16, Office of Personnel Management Director of Diversity and Inclusion Veronica Villalobos told Federal News Radio. Five months ago, President Barack Obama directed agencies to improve the diversity of their ranks through strategic plans.

Tags: OPM , diversity , workforce , management , Latino , Hispanic , EEOC , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/10/2012, 07:27am EST
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New strategy gives agencies a "springboard" for increasing diversity

Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President's Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

Tags: diversity , Latino , Hispanic , John Sepulveda , VA , Pat Tamburrino , DoD , OPM , Jorge Ponce , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , hispanic council on federal employment , OMB , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:15am EST
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Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

Tags: Latino , Hispanic , diversity , John Berry , OPM , hispanic council on federal employment , workforce , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/03/2011, 04:37pm EDT

Hot topics in the HR arena

Learn what transpired at the annual FDR conference.
Aug. 20, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , FEDtalk , Bill Bransford , Sarah Spooner

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 03:26pm EDT
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