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Greg Kutz, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, TIGTA

The Internal Revenue Service has rehired hundreds of former employees with records including conduct problems, performance issues and even back taxes owed. Greg Kutz is assistant inspector general for audit (management services and exempt organizations) at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why TIGTA focused on the issue.

Tags: Greg Kutz , IRS , TIGTA , workforce , hiring , In Depth , oversight

Friday - 02/27/2015, 04:48pm EST
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DHS Secretary Johnson baffled by 'absurd' budget conversation

A vote in the Senate could come as early as Thursday on a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department beyond this Friday. If passed, the bill would still have to clear the House, before being sent to the President's desk. While Congress was busy making moves Wednesday, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson went on the offensive to ensure Congress doesn't shut down his department. 30,000 DHS workers would be sent home and the trickle-down effect on state and local governments and law enforcement organizations would worsen if Congress doesn't pass a bill, Johnson said.

Tags: budget , DHS , Jeh Johnson , Congress , shutdown , John Boehner , Bennie Thompson , Ron Johnson , Jason Miller , workforce , Tom Ridge , Michael Chertoff

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:31pm EST

Justice applying lessons learned in kindergarten to IT

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, said shared services needs to be part of the culture of the organization. His office launched version 1 of the IT shared services catalog late last year.

Tags: technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavicz , Shared Services , workforce , Customer service , Cloud computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 10:08am EST
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DHS shutdown twofer: Burning money and morale at the same time

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal talks about the real costs behind shutting down an agency.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , shutdown , Management , morale , workforce , budget , commentary

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:01pm EST

Scott MacFarlane, Investigative Reporter, NBC NEWS4 I-Team

Federal employees are using their government-issued credit cards to buy gas for themselves, and sometimes friends and family. A lot of it in fact. A review of federal audits and court records by the NEWS4 I-Team found about 260 such cases. Scott MacFarlane is an Investigative Reporter with the NEWS4 I-Team. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what they found.

Tags: Scott MacFarlane , NBC NEWS4 I-Team , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , credit cards , workforce , gas

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 09:44am EST
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IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: budget , improper payments , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , tax returns , identity theft , IRS , workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST

Nervous in the 2015 civil service?

Do you come from a family of feds? Maybe your Mom and Dad had the same fears about civil service that you do, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , Management

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:00am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

If asked, many people with knowledge of the federal government would agree that problems surround the Senior Executive Service. But if you ask what the problem is, you'll get very different answers. For example, of the 890 career senior executives who left government in fiscal 2014, just two were fired for discipline or performance. Is that because the laws make it hard to fire executives even when they do something scandalous? Or is it because leaders don't want to use the authorities at their disposal? On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, and as part of her special report, "Fixing the SES," Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp dissected the problems with help from Eddie Ribas. He's an SES member and human-resources expert who has worked at many agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Fixing the SES , SES , Management , workforce

Monday - 02/23/2015, 06:13am EST
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The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
February 20, 2015

Tags: workforce , hiring , recruitment , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , DoD , Healthcare IT , technology

Friday - 02/20/2015, 06:41pm EST
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Federal legislative roundtable discussion

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of the top federal issues, including DHS funding and the federal employee pay raise.
February 20, 2015

Tags: workforce , Jason Briefel , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Jenny Mattingley , Senior Executives Assocation , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , Congress , budget battle , DHS , federal pay raise , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Long Term Care Partners , FLTCIP , LTCFEDS.com

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:22pm EST
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