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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

Under sequestration, IRS workforce declined by 6K

Under the squeeze of sequestration, the size of the Internal Revenue Service's workforce contracted by nearly 6,000 employees by the end of last year, according to new IRS data. At the end of fiscal 2013, the IRS workforce stood at 83,613 employees -- the fewest number in more than decade. That's also 5,938 fewer employees than the agency had on board at the end of fiscal 2012.

Tags: IRS , budget , workforce , John Koskinen , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:57pm EDT

Jeff Neal, senior vice president, ICF International

The 65-year-old pay system isn't cutting it with a younger workforce.

Tags: Jeff Neal , workforce , pay , In Depth , ICF International , General Schedule system , homeland security

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:12pm EDT
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Federal correctional employee charged in early release scheme

In our weekly Crime of the Week feature, Federal News Radio reports on a federal employee who is under investigation or charged with a crime.

Tags: people , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , workforce , FBI

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 02:13pm EDT

The crisis in Ukraine, the Mexican drug war, and Benghazi

Stratfor's Eugene Chausovsky and Fred Burton will talk about how U.S. foreign policy is being impacted by the crisis in the Ukraine, the drug war in Mexico, and the terror attacks in Benghazi.
March 21, 2014

Tags: workforce , Ukraine , Eugene Chausovsky , Fred Burton , Stratfor , drug war , Benghazi , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:02pm EDT
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