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OPM nominee to focus on improving security review process, veteran hiring

A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday from retired Rear Adm. Earl Gay on his nomination to be the Office of Personnel's first deputy director in three years.

Tags: Earl Gay , Katherine Archuleta , OPM , people , Senate , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Jon Tester , Rob Portman , hiring , retention , workforce , security clearances , cybersecurity , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 05:22pm EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

A subcontractor has to protect its own interest and read the fine print. If not, a company could be exposed to a minefield of problems with the prime. Tim Sullivan is a veteran of the contracting world and writer of the blog, "10 Myths of Government Contracting." In this installment, Sullivan joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to tackle myth number five: Not to worry, my prime contractor will tell me what should be in our subcontract.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , contracting , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , acquisition

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 09:35am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The Veterans Affairs Department finally fired Terry Gerigk Wolf last week. The former director of the Pittsburgh VA center had been on paid leave since June following a review of a Legionnaire's disease outbreak that claimed the lives of six patients there. Wolf is the fourth senior executive to be removed under the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what that firing means for the future of due process protections for federal employees.

Tags: Terry Wolf , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Veterans Affairs , Tom Temin , workforce , firing

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:55am EST
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Winter: We have met the enemy and it is us!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey once again documents winter wimpery among the federal workforce.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 02:00am EST

Art Stein, Certified Financial Planner

Cold temperatures have arrived and with them, the season to think about holiday plans. But you should also start thinking about your investment strategies for 2015 and beyond. Art Stein is a certified financial planner and investment manager. He has long experience with federal employees and their particular concerns. Stein joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some advice for dealing with the Thrift Savings Plan and other matters.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , financial planning , investment advice , investment , TSP , Thrift Savings Plan , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 07:03pm EST
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OPM begins Pathways education campaign

The Office of Personnel Management is developing a handbook for hiring managers to better understand how the internship program works. The agency also plans to create videos and other tools for senior HR executives to navigate the program more successfully.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Kimberly Holden , Pathways Program , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 02:26pm EST

OPM seeks more millennials, female vets

Director Katherine Archuleta says the personnel agency is overhauling the government's recruiting tools to attract tech-savvy twentysomethings who might not be charmed, exactly, by stuffy job descriptions or bureaucratic websites.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , workforce , millennials , veterans , recruitment

Friday - 11/14/2014, 02:28pm EST

Success after service

Jeffrey Cathey and Lewis Runnion with Bank of America will discuss how the company is helping veterans find jobs in the private sector after they complete their military service.
November 14, 2014

Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs , workforce , Bank of America , Jeffrey Cathey , Lewis Runnion , Veterans hiring , veterans issues , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 11/14/2014, 08:32pm EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

A two-pronged approach to building the workforce of the 21st century is coming from the Office of Personnel Management. Director Katherine Archuleta says the strategy includes some technology, some new approaches to old problems and some old-fashioned glad handing. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the two employee groups that form the two prongs of the OPM strategy.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Emily Kopp , workforce , millenials , recruitment , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 11/14/2014, 04:26pm EST
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