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Grants to be awarded for job-driven training initiatives

Agencies have until Oct. 1 to make competitive employment training grants more job-driven, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget. This follows the push from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for agency training programs to focus on connecting employees to the right jobs.

Tags: workforce , management , OMB , Joe Biden , Barack Obama , training , Stephanie Wasko , job training

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:01am EDT

Denying your federal DNA

With all the bad press the government, and government workers are getting nowadays, do you ever tell people you do something else---like maybe you are a travel agent or undertaker---for a living? If not, you may want to reconsider why not.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , management

Monday - 07/28/2014, 05:54am EDT

The business of threat assessment

Chuck Tobin, president of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, will talk about how threat assessment can be used to prevent workplace violence.
July 25, 2014

Tags: workforce , threat assessment , workplace violence , Chuck Tobin , Association of Threat Assessment Professionals , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 07/25/2014, 07:46pm EDT
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Bill making it easier to fire Senior Executives passes first test

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Senior Executive Service Accountability Act. The bill would reform the law governing the Senior Executive Service, in part by doubling the probation period of SES members and requiring agencies to justify the positions of SES staff every two years.

Tags: House , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Association , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 07/25/2014, 03:47am EDT

Kardashian to head the IRS; Federline succeeds Kerry at State Department

What if Kim Kardashian took over at the IRS, or Brittany Spears' ex Kevin Federline succeeded John Kerry at the State Department. Would that get your attention?

Tags: Kim Kardashian , Kevin Federline , Brittany Spears , Ryan Seacrest , Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 11:39am EDT

Kelley Carameli, National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations

The Office of Personnel Management will release results of the 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey in the next month or so. The National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations is offering agencies a head start in making better use of the data. Kelley Carameli is the co-chairwoman of the council's Measures and Incentives working group. She's also a health science specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. She spoke with Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller about the new approach to measuring employee engagement. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Kelley Carameli , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations , workforce , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 10:00am EDT
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Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The biggest federal labor union accuses two agencies of illegally outsourcing jobs. The American Federation of Government Employees asks the White House to review the actions. The Park Service admits Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia hired contractors to mow the lawn to augment federal custodians. AFGE says the Coast Guard plans to hire contractors for a user-fee program at a documentation center in West Virginia. Cheri Cannon is a partner at the law firm Tulley Rinckey. In this week's legal loop, she joined Tom Temin and Emily on the Federal Drive to explain how this happened.

Tags: Cheri Cannon , Tully Rinckey , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , workforce

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 10:18am EDT
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Agencies offered new approach to measure employee engagement

Ahead of results of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint survey, a National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations working group proposed its initial ways to improve employee engagement through the use of different types of metrics. The Office of Personnel Management is expected to release the annual EVS results in August.

Tags: workforce , employee engagement , OMB , OPM , VA , Beth Cobert , Kelley Carameli , Employee Viewpoint Survey , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , jason miller

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Your agency could save itself time and work on the hiring process if a new bill from Senator Jon Tester becomes law. The Competitive Service Act would let other agencies share information about applicants they didn't hire that might fit your agency's openings. In our Congressional Spotlight on In Depth with Francis Rose, Senator Tester explained how he thinks the bill will make your agency's hiring process faster and better.

Tags: jon tester , hiring , workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:55pm EDT
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