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House lawmakers push PBS reform bill through first hurdle

House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management approved the Public Buildings Reform Act. It includes reducing GSA's Public Buildings Service workforce to 2008 levels and freezing SES bonuses through 2014 across the entire agency.

Tags: acquisition , management , GSA , Public Building Service , Jeff Denham , Russ Carnahan , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Public Buildings Reform Act , Shakeup at GSA , workforce , Jason Miller , Larry Allen , Bob Suda , John Mica

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:51am EDT
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Column: Second term for Obama could give feds opportunity to change program culture

Gadi Dechter, the managing director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, contends if President Barack Obama wins another four years in office, his performance management agenda would push for more data-driven program evaluations. This is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years

Tags: Gadi Dechter , Center for American Progress , Barack Obama , Obama Impact , budget , management , workforce , Investing in Innovation , Race to the Top

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:42am EDT
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Performance appraisal for POTUS

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: If you had to fill out President Obama's performance appraisal, how would it look? If Governor Romney were seeking a job in your organization would he pass muster?

Tags: Obama Impact , Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Friday - 09/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond

Federal News Radio asked seven different unions, organizations and government groups for their priorities in the upcoming administration. Their responses are part of the series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , Obama Impact , AFGE , CGP , NARFE , NFFE , NTEU , PSC , Senior Executives Assocation

Friday - 09/21/2012, 04:00am EDT

Berry aims to nix HR from high risk list in the next year

Cyber criminals might unknowingly provide the impetus to help agencies address a cybersecurity skills gap. OPM also is working with agencies to address other shortfalls in key workforce competencies.

Tags: workforce , Gene Dodaro , John Berry , Congress , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , High Risk list , cybersecurity , Ruben Gomez , OPM

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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The beatings will continue until morale improves

Is it possible to kick a group into shape? When you want to motivate your staff, do you yell at them and tell them they are losers? Is this how coaches create winning teams? If so, federal workers are on the right track, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Feds see success in streamlining complicated hiring process

The federal government's hiring process has long been plagued with a poor reputation. However, since President Barack Obama issued an executive memo in 2010, the Office of Personnel Management has taken great strides to streamline the hiring process as well as to incorporate other reforms to make it easier to hire recent college graduates, people with disabilities and veterans. Federal News Radio spoke about this with Linda Bilmes, a senior lecturer at the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: OPM , workforce , hiring reform , Pathways Program , disability hiring , Linda Bilmes , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 04:00am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - September 19

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Linda Bilmes , Eduardo Ribas , FERC , SES reform , hiring reform , STOCK Act , workforce

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:27am EDT

SES reform stalled, more progress needed

Eduardo Ribas, the chief human capital officer of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discusses whether reforms to the Senior Executive Service have stuck and what remains to be done. The interview is part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Eduardo Ribas , FERC , SES , SES reform , Federal Drive , Obama Impact , workforce , management

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 04:00am EDT
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Retirement Lite

Unless you get a better job offer or die first, odds are you will probably retire from the federal government. And that can be a very good deal, Senior Correspodent Mike Causey says. But the start of the so-called Golden Years can be rough on your standard of living.

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

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 02:00am EDT
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