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OSC helps VA whistleblowers retain jobs, regain reputations

Veterans Affairs whistleblowers reclaimed their jobs and reputations after supervisors tried to downplay claims of falsified performance reports, a delayed response to rape allegations against a VA employee and low staffing levels at VA medical centers.

Tags: OSC , Oversight , MSPB , back pay , whistleblower , suspension , VA Medical Centers , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 05:17pm EST

Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , GSA , Transportation Department , management , CIO , FITARA , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , Technology , commentary

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST

Digging through the new bills: Across-the-board cuts and more

We've gone through the first 400 bills in the new Congress to pull out those you'll want to watch, from a measure to kick political appointees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan to three that embrace across-the-board spending cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , DoD , HealthCare.gov , OPM , IRS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 11:15am EST

Roger Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, Agilex, Former CIO, VA

Christmas is over, but a new Congress starts this week. So now is really the perfect time to offer Capitol Hill a federal IT wish list. Roger Baker is chief strategy officer of Agilex, and former chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a wish list of his own.

Tags: Roger Baker , Agilix , Congress , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:20pm EST
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Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, President, Military Officers Association of America

Troops start the new year with a 1 percent pay raise. That's a little less than the 1.8 percent raise they would have gotten automatically from the annual cost of living adjustment. A study on pay and benefits from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is due next month. Vice Adm. Norb Ryan is president of the Military Officers Association of America. He says some kind of reform is long overdue. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says morale is still a top priority for the military, even with fewer commitments in Afghanistan.

Tags: Norb Ryan , Navy , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , Military Officers Association of America , DoD , sequestration , Readiness , budget , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:20pm EST

OPM issues interim rule on veterans preference

New Office of Personnel Management clarifies statutory language affecting who is eligible to receive veterans preference during the hiring process at federal agencies.

Tags: OPM , veterans preference , DoD , hiring , Michael OConnell , Workforce

Friday - 01/02/2015, 05:55pm EST

Our readers' favorite stories of 2014

Even without all the fireworks caused by furloughs and the government shutdown that occurred in 2013, Federal News Radio readers found plenty to intrigue them in 2014. Read our 10 most-read stories for 2014.

Tags: Workforce , pay and benefits , budget , management , IRS , OPM , Naval History and Heritage Command , Capitol Dome , Medicare , COLA , retirement

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 11:56am EST

Contractor security flaw puts data of 7,000 veterans at risk

The Veterans Affairs Department says veterans using a specific contractor for home telehealth services found a vulnerability that potentially could've exposed personal information of veterans. VA said the vulnerability has been closed and it has offered those affected credit monitoring services.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , industry , Health IT , data breach , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 12:18pm EST

David Dye, Director, Federal Human Capital Services, Deloitte

Some days, it's not easy being a senior career executive in the Federal Government. Ill will reached a peak last summer at the height of scandal in the Veterans Affairs Department. That led to Congress enacting legislation cutting the civil service protection of SESers at the VA. A couple of weeks ago, President Obama gave the SES a pat on the back, promising to make the service into how it was originally envisioned. So what will 2015 bring? David Dye, the director of Federal Human Capital Services at Deloitte and a former official at the Office of Personnel Management, offered some answers on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: David Dye , Deloitte , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , SES , Workforce , OMB

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:57am EST
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