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Annual tribute to early civil servant

When Columbus "discovered" America (which was actually teeming with people) he was part government worker, part-contractor and his mission, at first, was a failure. So how come the holiday today?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , Columbus Day

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:00am EDT

Influence of federal cyber workforce roadmap growing

Agencies and universities are refining job descriptions, revamping training and education programs and helping industry, academia and government to begin to reach consensus on the makeup of a modern-day cybersecurity workforce. The Office of Personnel Management also has made changes to personnel systems so that job descriptions map to the framework. The plan already has had in impact on cyber education at colleges and universities across the country.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , NSA , DISA , Peggy Maxon , Roger Greenwell , Charles Clancy , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Hume Center for National Security and Technology , Jared Serbu , INSA , workforce

Monday - 10/08/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Federal retirements continue to exceed expectations

For three months in a row, the number of federal retirements has exceeded what the Office of Personnel Management projected. OPM estimated it would receive 7,000 retirement claims in September. The actual number of claims the personnel agency received was 11,952.

Tags: OPM , retirement , annuity , workforce , Jolie Lee , pay and benefits

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:56am EDT

Improving leadership in the federal workforce

Tom Dugard from Affirmational Leadership Consulting and Kathie Lingle from WorldatWork will discuss the leadership qualities that federal managers should have.
October 5, 2012

Tags: workforce , leadership , federal managers , efficiency in government , conflict resolution , Debra Roth , Tom Dugard , Affirmational Leadership Consulting , Kathie Lingle , WorldatWork , federal workplace , Fed Talk

Friday - 10/05/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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What's a non-continuing relationship?

Happy New Fiscal Year! With it comes a new round of buyouts. The first out of the gate are the U.S. Postal Service and the Internal Revenue Service. But your agency may be next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce

Friday - 10/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

DHS urged to hire 600 cyber ninjas

The Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Cyberskills submitted 11 recommendations to the DHS secretary on how to improve the agency's cyber workforce. The committee said DHS must define the skills needed to protect .gov networks. It also suggested setting testing and certification standards.

Tags: workforce , technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Steve Myers , Homeland Security Advisory Council , Janet Napolitano , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/05/2012, 05:44am EDT
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SSA to close offices earlier to cut overtime

The Social Security Administration will begin closing its offices around the country 30 minutes early starting Nov. 19. A spokeswoman said "significantly less funding" than the agency requested forced it to adopt this tactic.

Tags: SSA , workforce , budget , continuing resolution , Kia Green

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:26am EDT

Obama, Romney define role of government during presidential debate

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , election , deficit , Federal Drive , workforce , budget , Office of Management and Budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 08:17am EDT

$hrinking buyouts: An offer you can't refuse?

Do you have something that is shrinking with age? If you are with the Postal Service, its the size of your buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are getting smaller all the time. Is this a trend feds in other agencies need to watch? Is it the precursor of an offer you can't refuse.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , workforce , USPS

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Lawmaker plans further delay - and eventual end - to STOCK Act reporting requirement

The controversial provision to an insider trading law that would require the online posting of senior federal employees' financial disclosure forms has twice been delayed by Congress and even put on hold by a district court judge. But now, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says he's already planning for another delay when Congress comes back in session after the election - and possibly even a bill nixing the measure altogether.

Tags: STOCK Act , SES , workforce , management , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jim Moran , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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