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Rank-and-file feds often source of cost-savings ideas

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss simple, new cost-saving ideas.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , management , budget , Steve Kelman

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 08:09pm EST
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How the military gets motivation right

In her 26-years of government service, Robin Wink served in both the military and the civil service. Wink says there's a lot civilian agencies can learn about motivating their workforces from those in uniform.

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , motivation , military , DoD , civilian agencies , Robin Wink ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:01am EST
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What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Tags: management , industry , Deloitte Consulting , Deloitte & Touche , John Powers , Tom Davis , JoAnn Boutelle , Commerce , federal reorganization

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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OGIS website helps streamline FOIA process, resolve disputes

National Archives and Records Administration recently launched the OGIS Access System to streamline and increase transparency of the FOIA process.

Tags: OGIS , NARA , Candace Boston , FOIA , good government , management

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:39am EST
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How to combat insider fraud at agencies

Linda Springer, a former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what steps agencies should take to detect and root out insider fraud.

Tags: OMB , Linda Springer , In Depth , Francis Rose , insider threat , fraud , technology

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:30pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , Energy , management , acquisition , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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How can federal managers prepare workforce for potential reorganization?

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how federal managers can prepare themselves and their employees.

Tags: management , workforce , Commerce , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:59pm EST
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AGA recommends new COO, PIO job descriptions

The Association of Government Accountants is calling on the government to change how it finds and hires chief operating officers. AGA said better hires should lead to better program performance. And despite finding a number of shortcomings, AGA said performance improvement is working across the government.

Tags: performance improvement , AGA , Harold Steinberg , Association of Government Accountants , FAA , DoJ , Toni Trombecky , Ruben Gomez , performance improvement officer , management ,

Friday - 01/20/2012, 07:42pm EST

CBP, Labor team up for disabilities hiring initiative

Customs and Board Protection recently signed an agreement to adopt a program developed by the Labor Department that facilities the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Tags: CBP , Franklin Jones , Labor Department , disabilities , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce , management

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:15am EST
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Labor-management councils hang in the balance in 2012?

Bill Dougan, the president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the importance of federal labor-management forums and why they could hang in the balance.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bill Dougan , Labor-Management Council Forums , National Federation of Federal Employees , management , budget ,

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 08:57pm EST
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