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Federal agencies owe the IRS at least $28M in fees

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration evaluated six random reimbursable agreements IRS made with agencies and found a lot of money went uncollected.

Tags: Financial Management Service , CFO , TIGTA , Russell George , IRS , Pamela LaRue , oversight , Keith BieryGolick , financial management

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:35am EDT

Former OFPP officials say government in state of 'paralysis'

Former officials from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy say agencies need to get out of the ditch they have dug for themselves by taking multiple-award contracts the wrong way.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracts , GAO , MAC , Rob Burton , Venable , Allan Burman , Deidre Lee , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:24pm EDT

Fear hinders hiring people with disabilities

This week is the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive order to hire 100,000 more people with disabilities into the federal government by 2015. But the government is not on track to meet that goal, only hiring 20,000 people with disabilities for fiscal 2010 and 2011 combined, according to the Office of Personnel Management. As of fiscal 2010, less than 1 percent of the federal workforce had a targeted disability.

Tags: Kathy Martinez , Labor , ODEP , Veta Hurst , EEOC , hiring , management , disability hiring , discrimination ,

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:00am EDT
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How managers can salvage training during tight budgets

One of the first victims of the budget axe is often professional training, says Linda Petersen, a former longtime Office of Personnel Management official now with Graduate School USA. Petersen, who joined In Depth with Francis Rose said too often training, which carries long-term benefits is not viewed as being part of an agency's strategic vision.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Petersen , training , workforce , retention , management ,

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:37pm EDT
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Report: Lack of encouragement causes agency innovation to fizzle

The federal government is saddled with the reputation of a stodgy, stunted work environment where the status quo rules the day. But the problem isn't that federal employees don't have bright ideas for doing business differently. The problem is that too often agency leadership fails to encourage employees to think outside the box or to reward them when they do so.

Tags: management , innovation , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , NASA , SEC , Surface Transportation Board

Monday - 07/23/2012, 08:35pm EDT

Building personnel face new green training expectations

Employees and contractors must demonstrate core competency skills released today by the General Services Administration. GSA developed the competencies and related curriculum recommendations to meet legislative requirements.

Tags: GSA , Green government , sustainability , building management , Esther Carey

Monday - 07/23/2012, 04:01pm EDT

NIST gives agencies tips to secure mobile devices

New guidelines could help agencies adopting bring-your-own-device strategies manage the potential risks smartphones and tablets could pose.

Tags: cybersecurity , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , In Depth , mobile computing , Bring your own device , Keith BieryGolick

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:29am EDT
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Sammies finalist uses new media to foster collaboration at State

Richard Boly, the director of the State Department's Office of eDiplomacy, is a finalist for the Service to America Medal.

Tags: Richard Boly , State Department , Service to America Medals , eDiplomacy , technology , collaboration , management , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 03:39pm EDT
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DoD leads the way in student loan repayment program

DoD attracts and retains more employees through an increased involvement in the student loan repayment program.

Tags: DoJ , DoD , State , management , hiring , retention , Keith BieryGolick , John Berry , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 07:22pm EDT

Agencies rethink business as usual in face of budget, workforce challenges

In the face of decreasing resources and increasing workloads, agencies are searching for ways to become more efficient. John Palguta, vice president for policy at Partnership for Public Service, said agencies should consider utilizing tools developed by others. Steve Lenkart, executive director and chief operating officer at the Merit Systems Protection Board, said agencies can structure procedures to manage risks of uncertainty.

Tags: workforce , budget , MSPB , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , In Depth , Esther Carey , John Palguta , Steve Lenkart

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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