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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 6, with some new faces yet to be voted in for important oversights roles such as chairman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what federal employees should expect in 2015 - from senior executives to civil service reform.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:00am EST
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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , workforce , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Cyber bills abound; OFPP and reverse auctions; DoJ's API release

In this week's "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," the passage of five cybersecurity bills by Congress in the past week signals a long-coming and much needed change to how agencies defend their computer networks; an interesting bid protest decision flew under the radar that signals yet another challenge to FedBid, the reverse auction contractor and the Justice Department's first foray into the open data world with the launch of two APIs is noteworthy, but the underlying reason why DoJ could release the software code is really the story here.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , GAO , OFPP , FedBid , reverse auctions , oversight , bid protest , FitNet , Raul Espinosa , Scott Amey , POGO , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , industry , technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavich , Deloitte , Skip Bailey , open source , Drupal , DoD , superior supplier program , Professional Services Council , Alan Chvotkin , FISMA , research and development , workforce , DHS , NIST , Alma Cole , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/15/2014, 03:46am EST

Character counts!

CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. Jack London will talk about his book: "Character: The Ultimate Success Factor".
December 12, 2014

Tags: workforce , Dr. Jack London , CACI , Character: The Ultimate Success Factor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:34pm EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Each year, agency leaders scan the list of best places to work in the federal government with either anticipation or anxiety. If you're at the top, you've got a great selling point for employees and recruits. But if you're at the bottom, you've got hard work to do. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was at the awards ceremony to speak with those who know what it's like to be up and down. First, she spoke with Jeri Buchholz, the chief human capital officer at NASA, the large agency that tops the list.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Best Places to Work , workforce , management

Friday - 12/12/2014, 10:30am EST
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Inside some of the "Best Places to Work"

We get the inside scoop from some of this year's award winners.

Tags: Jeri Buchholz , Jay Williams , NASA , Economic Development Administration , Best Places to Work , employee satisfaction , workforce , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 02:03pm EST

Leading America's workforce: Did President Obama hit the mark?

President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the Senior Executive Service got a mixed response Tuesday. But former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal says Obama's plan is a change for the better.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , IFC International , Senior Executive Service , management , workforce

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 02:37pm EST

Government shutdowns: The 'real' losers

Many federal employees were impacted by the 2013 government shutdown. But the negative effect such shutdowns have on some groups, such as government contract employees, often goes unnoticed, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , government shutdown , industry , contracting

Friday - 12/12/2014, 02:00am EST

Obama SES reform plan makes problem worse, not better

President Barack Obama addressed members of the Senior Executive Service today intending to raise their morale. In Depth host Francis Rose says the President's remarks may have done the opposite.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , commentary , Francis Rose , management , workforce , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:15pm EST

Feds praise, criticize Obama's proposed SES reforms

Federal News Radio polled its readers on how they felt about the President's proposed reforms to the Senior Executive Service. Many were "indifferent," but others said the reforms didn't go far enough.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , reforms , hiring , retention , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 05:03pm EST
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