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OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tags: hiring reform , OPM , Angela Bailey , Emily Kopp , CHCO Council , Energy , DHS , DoD , TSA , SSA

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

GSA offers tips for trimming fat from agency budgets

Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, joined with Francis Rose to discuss ways agencies could meet their goals to cut inefficient spending.

Tags: GSA , FAS , Steve Kempf , budget , management , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:50pm EST
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Analytics helps agencies turn data into decisions

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization Practice points to the importance of analytics in measuring agency performance. But the report emphasizes that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , data analytics , IBM , management , GPRA , FAA , CMS , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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Best Places list is a recruiting tool

The annual rankings can serve as a recruiting tool for agencies, said Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership.

Tags: Best Places to Work , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , management , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:21pm EST
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GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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OPM's onboarding framework to ease SES' new-job jitters

The Office of Personnel Management has published an onboarding framework that agencies can use to ease the new-job jitters for members of the Senior Executive Service. Thorough orientation can increase retention, said OPM deputy associate director Steve Shih.

Tags: OPM , hiring , workforce , Senior Executive Service , Steven Shih , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:15pm EST
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Lessons for managing dashboards

Brand Niemann, director and senior scientist at Semantic Community, compiled his four lessons for keeping your dashboard on target.

Tags: Brand Niemann , Semantic Community , dashboard , technology , In Depth , performance , management , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 06:45pm EST
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Lessons on inpiring staff from military leaders

Tim McManus is the vice president for Education and Outreach at Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , management , DoD

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:37pm EST
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Top federal manager focused on Navy retention

James VanAntwerp is the winner of the Federal Managers Association's Federal Manager of the year award.

Tags: James VanAntwerp , FMA , management , workforce , In Depth , Navy , DoD

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 07:16pm EDT
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How to deal with bad bosses

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris that ultimately poor performers, whether they are entry-level employees or top-level managers are held accountable.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Amy Morris , Tom Temin , Clifford Stanley

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 12:30pm EDT
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