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Survey: Diversity initiative is a tough sell for many

The federal initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in its workforce may be critical to an agency's mission or seen as a political ploy depends on the employees' race, ethnicity and gender. That is what a Federal News Radio survey revealed: sharp divides among federal employees. And the widely differing points of view may make it more difficult for agencies to implement new diversity and inclusion strategies.

Tags: Barack Obama , inclusion , diversity , Justice , Channing Phillips , RGS , DoD , workforce , management , Federally Employed Women , Georgia Thomas , Susan Grunin , Navy , Ken Barrett , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:20pm EDT
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OMB crowdsourcing improvements to Section 508

The administration released a set of high-level concepts from listening sessions conducted in 2011 and is asking for input from the agencies, contractors and the public. Interested parties can comment on 14 suggestions to improve how people with disabilities access government information.

Tags: workforce , Kareem Dale , Steven VanRoekel , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , Section 508 , technology , Gov 2.0 , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/19/2012, 06:17pm EDT

Performance ratings since the ice age

Where do ice-age cave men and the Leaning Tower of Pisa have to do with your agency's performance pay system? Well, maybe a lot more than you think, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , retention , pay and benefits , performance reviews , Mike Causey , federal report

Monday - 03/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

Chollet, Hicks nominated for new roles at DoD

President Obama nominated Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks for the position of principal deputy under secretary of defense for Policy and Derek H. Chollet, as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs.

Tags: Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , DoD , Barack Obama , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Monday - 03/19/2012, 06:15am EDT

As deadline hits, what agencies do diversity well?

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss which agencies are doing well when it comes to workforce diversity. Agencies' diversity plans are due today.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , diversity , workforce , hiring , executive order , In Depth

Friday - 03/16/2012, 03:47pm EDT
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Largest federal employee union pushes back against privatization - March 16th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel and TSA Local 1120 Montana Vice President Eric Wood shed light on the dangers of privatization at their agencies. Food & Water Watch Senior Lobbyist Tony Corbo addresses ongoing concerns with a proposal to change federal poultry inspections while AFGE DoD Local 2142 President Joe Gonzales details the impact of workplace conditions on employee morale.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Tony Corbo , Dale Deshotel , Eric Wood , Joe Gonzales

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 06:40pm EDT
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Energy revamps hiring website

The Energy Department is trying to make it easier to attract top talent with its revamped websites Jobs.Energy.gov.

Tags: Energy , Mike Kane , hiring , workforce , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:40am EDT
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Rigged performance ratings!

When it comes time for your performance rating, do you ever feel like the honest, hard-working kid in the boxing movie who gets a shot at the title, only to be told that he must take a dive, or else? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Are your agency performance ratings rigged?

Tags: workforce , retention , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , management , performance reviews

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:00am EDT
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