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Paula Pedene, Veterans Health Administration

The Office of Special Counsel has persuaded the Veterans Affairs Department to settle with three whistleblowers from the Phoenix medical center. One is Paula Pedene, a former chief spokeswoman at the center. She blew the whistle about financial mismanagement by former leadership. Pedene is now a national program specialist in the Veterans Health Administration's Office of Communications. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what it's like to become a whistleblower and what got her through the ordeal.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Paula Pedene , Veterans Health Administration , whistleblower

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:20am EDT
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Vets, who needs them?

Uncle Sam employs a larger percentage of veterans than any big company in the nation...we know it's policy and it's the right thing to do. But is it a good idea? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports that a been-there-done-that type says "Roger that..."

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay & benefits , hiring , veterans ,

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

HUD, VA test revamped performance management system

HUD is one of five agencies piloting a performance management system, called GEAR. The new approach aims to eliminate a disconnect between organizational goals and employee performance.

Tags: GEAR , HUD , Joseph Smith , Larry Ables , performance management , workforce , management , Ruben Gomez , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relat , Federal Labor Management Relations Council

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Mobile security

Jeff Ait, director of Public Sector for Good Technology will talk about how his company can help you manage the mobile phones and tablets at your agency.
June 5, 2012

Tags: technology , mobile devices , mobile device management , iPhone , Android , Jeff Ait , Good Technology , mobile security , Common Access Card , DoD , John Gilroy , S/MIME

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 09:40pm EDT
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VA solves project management woes through competency models

The agency puts employees in pools based on their expertise, and then the employees move from project to project based on the needs of that program. VA now is working on 60 percent more projects than under the previous approach.
November 10, 2011(Encore presentation December 22, 2011)

Tags: technology , Stephen Warren , project management , PMAS , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 07:02pm EST
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