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SES members troubled by prospect of at-will employment

A new survey shows just how jittery Senior Executive Service members are following a landmark law targeting SES members in the Veterans Affairs Department. When asked about at-will employment, SES members questioned their choice of careers and said they would not recommend it to others.

Tags: Senior Executives Association , Carol Bonosaro , SES , Senior Executive Service , Emily Kopp , management , workforce , at-will employment

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 12:01am EDT
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Fixing the SES: The truth about accountability

Does the federal government hold members of the Senior Executive Service accountable for their actions? In part three of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former senior executives respond candidly to the criticism.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Fixing the SES , Senior Executive Service , OPM , exclusive , special report , Jeri Buchholz , Mark Meadows , Jason Chaffetz , Eddie Ribas , Barbara Sisson , Bill Valdez , David Bray , Steve Shih , SEA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 02:58am EST

Fixing the SES: 'This used to be an honor. Now it's a joke.'

Fewer than half of the Senior Executive Service members who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio online survey say they would join today. The survey results were even more dim for federal employees at the GS-15 and GS-14 ranks. In the first of our four-part special report, Fixing the SES, we examine how current senior execs feel about the SES, and what they believe is right and wrong with the service.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Ron Sanders , Steve Shih , David Bray , Bill Valdez , Congress , James Lankford , Vanderbilt University , David Lewis , Barbara Sisson , Jason Chaffetz , Fixing the SES , special report , Danny Werfel , survey , Tim Walberg , OPM , exclusive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 05:00am EST

House bill would reduce SES pensions at VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller wants new ways to punish SES members accused of misconduct, including possible pension reductions, limits on paid leave. He also wants to curtail VA's bonus award system.

Tags: Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , SES , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , veterans , Veterans Affairs , GAO , Hal Rogers , Sean McCalley

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:46am EST

Moniz demands more accountability in Energy projects

The Energy secretary is shaking up the department to improve accountability. Project managers will assume more responsibility and face harsher consequences if they fail to meet major targets. Some contractors already have felt the difference, and it isn't pretty.

Tags: Energy , DoE , Ernest Moniz , John MacWilliams , management , Reorganization , project management , Emily Kopp

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:57am EST
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Sean Vitka, Federal Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation

An amendment to the Freedom of Information Act appeared to sail through the Senate. The goal is to hold agencies more accountable for disclosing records and create a more uniform system for the public to file FOIA requests. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill unanimously. Sean Vitka, federal policy manager at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis of what the bill would do.

Tags: FOIA , Senate , Congress , records , disclosure , Senate Judiciary Committee , Sean Vitka , Sunlight Foundation , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:04am EST
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Time to fix the federal spending house of (reporting) horrors

Despite the billions spent investing in systems, financial processes are such that when you add up all the layers, it takes something akin to archaeology for a citizen to unearth a specific fact about where and how money was spent, says Federal News Radio host Tom Temin.

Tags: financial management , DATA Act , Tom Temin , commentary , Budget

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 12:46pm EST

Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees' privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law's requirement to disclose stock trades.

Tags: STOCK Act , Walter Shaub , Sean Moulton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , OGE , OMB Watch , transparency , Ruben Gomez , Congress

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:13am EDT
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Agencies face regulatory challenges in spurring innovations on the Web

While the Internet is a key priority for federal agencies to create economic prosperity, various rules set by regulatory agencies are hindering the fast-pace growth on the Web.

Tags: transparency , Daniel Weitzner , regulatory agency , Internet policymaking , Technology , open government data , international action plan , consumer privacy bill of rights , Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm , Taeja Smith , TPP

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 06:18am EDT

GAO: 'Virtually all' agencies may have overlapping programs

From food safety to economic development, federal programs are filled with potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. GAO identified 51 new areas that need attention at a time when Congress is debating department budgets and the White House is calling for greater authority to reorganize agencies.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Budget , duplicative programs , management , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:00am EST
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