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Cyber Command headed toward unified command status

Gen. Keith Alexander, who will soon retire as the first commander of U.S. Cyber Command, said his organization has matured to the point that it should join the club of unified commands that report directly to the President.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Congress , Keith Alexander , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/14/2014, 04:00am EDT
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Performance ratings: Let's do something constructive for a change

Some HR practitioners say the process of identifying some goals, setting multiple levels of achievement, then judging employee performance annually is a best practice. That may be true, but that doesn't mean it is a good practice.

Tags: Jeff Neal , performance ratings , human resources , management , oversight , workforce

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07pm EST

Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

Your agency probably needs a millennial makeover.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , workforce , In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:02pm EDT
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D.C.'s annual winter black eye

Despite what may be a record number of weather-induced government shutdowns this year, emergency operations continued without missing a beat. And some Washington-area feds are tired of being the butt of weather jokes that make them out as winter wimps, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Think before you post: EEOC cases show pitfalls of social media in the workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a meeting Wednesday to examine how social media impacts employees' claims of discrimination -- either in the workplace, itself, or during the hiring process. The law is still struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving technology, experts told the commission. Still, two cases from EEOC's Office of Federal Operations offer insight into the complex legal issues surrounding just one errant tweet or ill-conceived Facebook post.

Tags: EEOC , workforce , social media , Jacqueline Berrien , Victoria Lipnic , Carol Miaskoff , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 11:15am EDT

Furlough appeals continue to stretch MSPB 'beyond capacity'

The Merit Systems Protection Board seeks additional resources in its fiscal 2015 budget request to improve staffing and IT infrastructure. The agency is working through more than 32,000 furlough appeals in addition to its regular workload and also expects a wave of administrative judge retirements.

Tags: Jason Fornicola , MSPB , workforce , Federal Drive , staffing , furlough appeals , Department of Defense , Susan Tsui Grundmann , budget

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:20am EDT
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Union spotlights Defense Conference mentor program - March 7, 2014 and March 14, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" retired AFGE members Terri Blackburn and Bob Thompson join Local 1662 President Katie Rasdall to discuss the union's Defense Conference mentor program. Local 3377 President Kevin Tinker and Vice President Cynthia Jarvis address concerns at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. VA Local 2109 member John Mabane and Local 1988 steward Marcellus Shields highlight the union's Y.O.U.N.G. program

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Terri Blackburn , Bob Thompson , Katie Rasdall , Kevin Tinker , Cynthia Jarvis , John Mabane , Marcellus Shields

Friday - 03/07/2014, 09:29am EST
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APNewsBreak: Defense contractor to plead guilty

A civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age will be entering a guilty plea, his attorney said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , contracting , workforce , Benjamin Bishop

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 02:32pm EDT

Tracking feds' morale, changes to General Schedule part of 2015 budget plan

The Obama administration is calling on agencies to get smarter about tracking employee morale and engagement. The administration plans to roll out an "engagement dashboard" this year that agency supervisors can use to track the mood of their workforces. It's just one part of a planned overhaul of federal management called for in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget blueprint. Other initiatives include a revamp of the General Schedule personnel system, real-time performance reviews of management efforts and enhanced training for senior executives.

Tags: OPM , HRStat , management , workforce , employee morale , budget , 2015 budget , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Teleworkers vs. commuters: Pick your poison!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: When federal agencies tell employees to stay home because of bad weather, is it fair to require others to telework from home?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , telework , workforce

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:00am EDT
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