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What is the Economic Development Administration?

Jay Williams, assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, will talk about what the U.S. Economic Development Administration is doing to create jobs and generate private investment in the nation's economically distressed communities.
October 31, 2014

Tags: workforce , Economic Development , Economic Development Administration , Jay Williams , job creation , Commerce Department , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

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Feds, contractors confused by Ebola guidance

An agency denies a federal contractor access to its facility after learning that he's visited family in West Africa, in one sign of the confusion amid contradictory guidance from the White House, Pentagon and elsewhere.

Tags: Ebola , Stan Soloway , USAID , Professional Services Council , workforce , DoD , AFGE , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp , contracting , industry

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Tags: contracting , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Congress , House , fair labor practices , labor laws , acquisition , PSC , workforce , pay

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: The price of mistrust

The results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in at many agencies. Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency, says the numbers aren't pretty.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , management , human resources

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:26am EDT

The good news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

A lot has been written about the bad news from this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says 70 percent of government workers still get a feeling of accomplishment from their work, despite a four-year pay freeze and flak from politicians.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:04am EDT

Should we bring back the 'rule of three'?

Jeff Neal, former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal, asks whether hiring managers should use the "rule of three" when considering applications from disabled veterans.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , hiring , commentary , workforce , management

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:59am EDT
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Online Chat: Ask the CIO with CBP's Charlie Armstrong

Charlie Armstrong, the chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his IT priorities, cloud computing, securing networks and systems, and workforce and morale issues, among other topics.

Tags: Charlie Armstrong , CBP , DHS , CXO Surveys , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , online chat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , workforce , morale

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 01:00pm EDT

GSA's 18F applies agile approach to hiring as part of growth strategy

The 7-month-old innovation lab will launch three pilots this fall as part of its new consulting services. Greg Godbout, the executive director of 18F, said the organization now has 100 employees, up from 14 in March, and cut the time to hire down to about eight weeks.

Tags: management , technology , workforce , GSA , 18F , Greg Godbout , innovation , hiring reform , agile development , TechAmerica Foundation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Your Halloween Preview: Trick or Treat, except minus the treat

For some feds, every day seems like Halloween, with Congress routinely handing out tricks disguised as treats, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

A four-day Christmas weekend for feds?

It's not too early to be thinking about Christmas, especially if you're wondering whether President Barack Obama is going to give feds an extra day off and make it a 4-day holiday weekend, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce

Monday - 10/27/2014, 02:00am EDT
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