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How to maintain training in tight budget times

In tight fiscal times, travel and training budgets often seem to be marked with a target by cost-conscious agency leaders. But there are strategies chief human capital officers and chief learning officers can deploy to shield their training budgets from cuts. ICF International Senior Vice President Jeff Neal and Young Government Leaders President Virginia Hill offer tips.

Tags: management , workforce , training , budget , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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BRAC-like commission proposed to hunt down government cost savings

A new commission, proposed by David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, would recommend ways to streamline government by removing duplication and extraneous spending from government agencies. Federal-employee unions criticized the proposal and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers expressed skepticism that such a proposal could gain congressional approval.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Mica , Carolyn Maloney , David Walker , Stephen Goldsmith , Elaine Kamarck , J. David Cox , Government Transformation Initiative , AFGE , Reinventing Government

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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Government needs senior execs willing to break agency mold, report says

The Obama administration has set its sights on more than a dozen national priorities, such as cybersecurity and energy efficiency, that cut across federal agency missions. But the government lacks a dedicated team of senior executives willing to break out of the agency mold to implement those goals, according to a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The author of the report, Bruce Barkley, told Federal News Radio his proposals for redesigning the Senior Executive Service.

Tags: management , workforce , SES , cross-agency goals , GPRA , Bruce Barkley , In Depth , Francis Rose , IBM Center for the Business of Government

Monday - 05/13/2013, 08:28pm EDT
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Federal agencies 'slipping' on innovation

Governmentwide scores tracking how agencies foster and reward employee innovation dropped in 2012 for the second year in a row, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. NASA took the honors for the most innovative large agency, while the Surface Transportation Board was the most innovative small agency.

Tags: management , workforce , innovation , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/29/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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Feds' view of senior leaders takes a nosedive

Employee satisfaction with agency leadership dipped for the first time in 10 years in 2012, after years of slight but consistent gains. Leadership scores fell to 52.8 points on a 100-point scale, a drop of 2.1 points from 2011 levels, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. It's the first time in the last decade that overall scores dropped year-over-year.

Tags: workforce , management , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Healthcare IT and clinical testing

Tony Varano, founder and CEO of DSG, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to improve healthcare data collection.
March 12, 2013

Tags: technology , Healthcare IT , data collection , clinical trials , clinical testing , Tony Varano , FDA , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 07:18pm EDT
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CIO Council harnessing growing list of 'world class' IT programs

The CIO Council will add 25 more examples of IT project management excellence to its best practice database. DHS CIO Richard Spires said at the Excellence.gov awards Tuesday the goal of all of these success stories is to share what worked and leave a broader legacy across all of Federal IT.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , CIO Council , USDA , GSA , IRS , ACT-IAC , Excellence.gov , Jason Miller , NNSA , DMDC

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:05am EST
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E-government bolsters satisfaction with federal services

For the second year in a row, the number of citizens who report being satisfied with government services rose, according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The higher governmentwide score was driven in large part by the increasing satisfaction with government websites, which rounded out the year at near all-time highs.

Tags: technology , e-government , citizen satisfaction , ACSI , ForeSee , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 06:32pm EST

Employees skeptical of managers' ability to cut deadwood

Federal employees are skeptical their managers are making effective decisions about the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Just 24 percent of the employees agreed that their agencies properly addressed poor performers, while 29 percent of respondents indicated their organizations eliminated unnecessary programs and positions, according to the survey of 42,000 feds from 24 agencies and departments.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , workforce , management , retention , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:20pm EST

Warner seeks to 'clean house' on outdated agency reports

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said he plans to introduce legislation allowing for the elimination or consolidation of outdated or redundant agency reports. Cutting back on unnecessary reporting requirements is part of the 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act.

Tags: Congress , management , GPRA Modernization Act , John Warner , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 05:35pm EST
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