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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Members of the Senior Executive Service have been invited to a meeting with President Barack Obama, or at least a few thousand of you. On the Federal Drive, Tom Temin discussed this and other developments this week with Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Barack Obama , workforce , personnel

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:35am EST
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Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States

Two Treasury agencies have managed to make big gains in hiring veterans. In 2014, half of new hires at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Mint were veterans. Now, veterans make up about one-third of employees at each of the two agencies. How'd they do it? Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States, shared details with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Rosie Rios , Bureau of Engraving and Printing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , hiring , veterans , workforce , Treasury Department

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:16am EST
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Merit Board upholds senior exec's firing in VA scandal

The Merit Systems Protection Board has affirmed the Veterans Affairs Department's decision to ax James Talton, one of the first senior executives targeted under a new law that speeds up the removal process. Talton headed the Central Alabama Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

Tags: MSPB , SES , James Talton , disciplinary action , Emily Kopp , Veterans Affairs , workforce

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 11:45am EST

President invites entire Senior Executive Service for one-on-one meeting

President Barack Obama issued an open invitation out to all of his senior managers for an exclusive meeting. Registration is open online and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tags: management , White House , SES , Senior Executives Association , management agenda , workforce , Barack Obama , Sean McCalley , Carol Bonosaro

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 06:47pm EST

GAO raises concerns about quality of OPM official time data

GAO finds discrepancies in OPM data on union-related work by federal employees. OPM admits that official time reporting is not a priority.

Tags: workforce , official time , AFGE , NTEU , OPM , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , Phil Gingrey , GAO , Elise Garofalo

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 06:37pm EST

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
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