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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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Stretch goals require new way of doing business

Bob Behn, a lecturer at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, chairs the executive education program. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss going for the big goals. He cited efforts by the VA and HUD to end veterans' homelessness as an example.

Tags: Bob Behn , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , VA , HUD , stretch targets , In Depth , Francis Rose , Shaun Donovan , Eric Shinseki , management ,

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 06:23pm EST
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HUD, VA collaboration succeeds in finding vets homes

President Barack Obama has promised to end homelessness among veterans within three years. He's made it a high-priority goal, challenging agencies to meet it without additional resources or laws. Officials say they're on track thanks to a unique collaboration between two agencies and dozens of local partners is focusing on the toughest cases.

Tags: HUD , VA , Mark Johnston , Clayton McGee , HUD-VASH , Vince Kane , homelessness , performance management agenda , veterans , Emily Kopp , high priority goals

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 04:42pm EST
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Managers still find barriers to interagency collaboration

Managers who responded to a recent survey worry that too many barriers, such as politics and ineffective communication, threaten the ability of interagency collaboration to help their agencies achieve mission success. But there are signs that agencies are trying to overcome the challenges in the face of increased budget pressure.

Tags: interagency collaboration , smart power , management , Cheryl Steele , Booz Allen Hamilton , Government Business Council , Ruben Gomez , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:21pm EST
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New tool vending room improves Navy's processes

Cmdr. Dianna Wolfson is the project superintendent at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for the USS Newport News Engineered Overhaul, describes tool sharing program that saves time and money.

Tags: Navy , Dianne Wolfson , Federal Drive , DoD , technology

Friday - 12/16/2011, 01:23pm EST
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New online toolkit aims to help agencies combat fraud

Helena Sims, the director of Intergovernmental Relations at the Association of Government Accountants, told In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies can face a variety of fraud and it's often difficult to detect all the "red flags." A new online toolkit created by the AGA aims to help agencies tackle fraud.

Tags: management , fraud , AGA , Helena Sims , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:33pm EST
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Building a better contract brand means telling a better story

Eileen Cassidy Rivera, a senior health marketing strategist for Keegan Silver, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss her tips for building a better contracting brand.

Tags: In Depth , industry , Eileen Cassidy Rivera , Vangent , Keegan Silver , branding , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:52pm EST
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