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Is low employee morale 'compromising' the federal government?

In the wake of across-the-board budget cuts, furloughs and slim -- or no -- annual pay raises, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he's concerned about a nose-dive in federal-employee morale. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is now asking the Government Accountability Office to look into recent trends in feds' job satisfaction. The lawmakers are concerned declining satisfaction "may be compromising the federal government's ability to serve the American people."

Tags: workforce , employee morale , OPM , House , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , Gerry Connolly , Congress , Jack Moore

Friday - 03/28/2014, 10:58am EDT

Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. By 2016, the Pentagon should have 6,000 cyber professionals.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , workforce , Chuck Hagel

Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:00am EDT

Improving the federal workforce

Avue Technologies Co-CEO Linda Rix will discuss some ideas on how to make the federal government a more attractive option for job seekers.
March 28,2014 (Encore presentation April 4, 2014)

Tags: workforce , hiring , retention , pay for performance , OPM , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , human resource management , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:49pm EDT
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NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cyber framework , workforce , DHS , NIST , industry , information sharing , Phyllis Schneck , John McCain , Ron Johnson , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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OPM's focus in hiring reform shifting from speed to quality

The Office of Personnel Management is making tweaks to how agencies report time-to-hire data. But experts who spoke to Federal News Radio say they don't think OPM is giving up on the idea of improving the federal hiring process. Instead, they say, it appears OPM may be shifting its focus to measuring the quality of new federal hires.

Tags: OPM , workforce , hiring , hiring reform , Katherine Archuleta , Jeff Neal , John Palguta , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:54pm EDT

John Palguta, Partnership for Public Service

Federal employees will soon get their annual chance to speak out about how they're feeling about their workplace, morale and management within agencies. The Office of Personnel Management will soon roll out this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Federal Drive host Emily Kopp spoke with John Palguta, vice president of public policy at the Partnership for Public Service, who offered some tips for agency managers prepping for the survey.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , morale , workforce , management

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 02:18pm EDT
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Army foresees another drop in military readiness if sequestration returns

The Army says it is now replacing funds in its readiness accounts that were depleted when cuts under sequestration first kicked in a year ago. But last year's readiness problems are likely to repeat in 2016 and beyond if Congress allows the automatic Defense cuts in current law to persist.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Budget Control Act , Bipartisan budget agreement , sequestration , House Armed Services Committee , John McHugh , Odierno , William Enyart , workforce , training , readiness , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:09am EDT
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AFGE details safety concerns at TSA - March 21, 2014 and March 28, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Transportation Security Administration Local 1230 President James Mudrock discusses ongoing safety concerns at TSA while Department of Veterans Affairs Local 2425 Secretary-Treasurer LaDean Mitchell shares her dedication and commitment to caring for veterans. Professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work," also appears.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , workforce , LaDean Mitchell , James Mudrock , Jeffrey Hilgert

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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Just a test: Anacostia-Bolling trains for active-shooter attack

The hallways of a building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling echoed with the sounds of gunfire last month as part of a training exercise to help base law enforcement personnel prepare for an active-shooter event.

Tags: Anthony Calandra , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , training , workforce , Navy , Naval Installations Command , Timothy Trammell , Carlos Ansley , DoD , Navy Yard shooting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:26pm EDT

GOP lawmakers seek updated 'official time' report

Two Republican members of the House want to know how many hours federal employees are spending on union-related business while on the job. Reps. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) and Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) wrote to Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta urging the agency to release updated data on employees' use of "official time." The most recent year for which data is available is from 2011.

Tags: OPM , workforce , Katherine Archuleta , Dennis Ross , Phil Gingrey , official time , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:37pm EDT
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