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Bill making it easier to fire Senior Executives passes first test

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Senior Executive Service Accountability Act. The bill would reform the law governing the Senior Executive Service, in part by doubling the probation period of SES members and requiring agencies to justify the positions of SES staff every two years.

Tags: House , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Association , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 07/25/2014, 03:47am EDT

Kelley Carameli, National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations

The Office of Personnel Management will release results of the 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey in the next month or so. The National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations is offering agencies a head start in making better use of the data. Kelley Carameli is the co-chairwoman of the council's Measures and Incentives working group. She's also a health science specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. She spoke with Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller about the new approach to measuring employee engagement. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Kelley Carameli , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations , workforce , federal drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 10:00am EDT
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Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The biggest federal labor union accuses two agencies of illegally outsourcing jobs. The American Federation of Government Employees asks the White House to review the actions. The Park Service admits Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia hired contractors to mow the lawn to augment federal custodians. AFGE says the Coast Guard plans to hire contractors for a user-fee program at a documentation center in West Virginia. Cheri Cannon is a partner at the law firm Tulley Rinckey. In this week's legal loop, she joined Tom Temin and Emily on the Federal Drive to explain how this happened.

Tags: Cheri Cannon , Tully Rinckey , federal drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , workforce

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 10:18am EDT
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Agencies offered new approach to measure employee engagement

Ahead of results of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint survey, a National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations working group proposed its initial ways to improve employee engagement through the use of different types of metrics. The Office of Personnel Management is expected to release the annual EVS results in August.

Tags: workforce , employee engagement , OMB , OPM , VA , Beth Cobert , Kelley Carameli , Employee Viewpoint Survey , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Your agency could save itself time and work on the hiring process if a new bill from Senator Jon Tester becomes law. The Competitive Service Act would let other agencies share information about applicants they didn't hire that might fit your agency's openings. In our Congressional Spotlight on In Depth with Francis Rose, Senator Tester explained how he thinks the bill will make your agency's hiring process faster and better.

Tags: jon tester , hiring , workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:55pm EDT
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Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

Restructuring the way the federal government organizes its employees is all of a sudden a big focus on Capitol Hill. Bills to change or kill the General Schedule are already floating around, and more may come. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census looked at the future of the General Schedule with witnesses from the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Managers Association, the American Federation of Government Employees and the Government Accountability Office. Robert Goldenkoff is Director of Strategic Issues at the GAO. He told the committee HR management in the Federal government has been on the GAO's High Risk list since 2001, but he said not all the news is bad on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , GAO , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service an , workforce , general schedule

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.

Tags: Barack Obama , workforce , gay , transgender

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:30pm EDT

An update on the clearance jobs market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community.
July 18, 2014

Tags: Contracting , workforce , federal hiring , security clearances , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 07/18/2014, 07:08pm EDT
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Home Alone -- again, please!

Remember the fable of the rabbit, trapped by a hungry fox, who begs to be punished by being thrown into the briar patch? Think of yourself as that rascally rabbit, and Congress as the hungry but not so bright fox, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. We're talking about the shutdown showdown.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , government shutdown , workforce

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:00am EDT
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