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White House group recommends digital form, less paperwork for presidential nominee

A White House working group recommended Senate and administration leaders design a core set of common questions and develop a single electronic "smart form," similar to tax-filing software, that appointees could use to complete the necessary forms.

Tags: management , presidential appointees , Congress , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Joe Lieberman , Lisa Brown , OMB

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 04:03pm EST

Presidential appointees face long, winding road to confirmation

No matter who wins the Presidential election, non-career officials who might one day serve in either an Obama or Romney administration will face a cumbersome appointment process that is just starting to be reformed. Linda Springer, who served as the head of the Office of Personnel Management during the George W. Bush administration told In Depth with Francis Rose the onerous Senate confirmation process for political appointees has been a longstanding issue.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Springer , OPM , Ernst & Young , NAPA , James Pfiffner , Congress , Senate , management , best practices , political appointees , Jack Moore , Ernst & Young , Anne OConnell

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:55pm EDT
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GSA's Once and Future Administrators

Lurita Doan
Former Administrator, GSA
FederalNewsRadio Columnist
June 2nd, 2009

Tags: contracting , transition , Lurita Doan , GSA

Tuesday - 06/02/2009, 10:57am EDT

Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader

Current and former officials say day-to-day operations are working well, but morale and long term strategy are suffering. Martha Johnson, the nominee to be GSA administrator, remains on hold in Senate. GSA names fourth acting administrator since 2008 and the parade of interim leaders is creating more uneasiness about the agency's future.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , GSA , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Martha Johnson , Danielle Germain , Lurita Doan , Acting administrator ,

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 07:14am EST
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Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo

Martha Johnson seen by many as the most qualified candidate to be GSA administrator in a decade. But her nomination remains on hold in the Senate because Sen. Christopher Bond is unhappy with GSA's plans for a new federal building in Kansas City. Some call Bond's use of the hold authority an abuse of power.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , Stephen Leeds , Paul Prouty , Bob Peck , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , Olga Grkavac , Martha Johnson , Paul Light , TechAmerica , Acting administrator , Congress , series , Agency Instability

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:34am EST
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Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo

Martha Johnson seen by many as the most qualified candidate to be GSA administrator in a decade. But her nomination remains on hold in the Senate because Sen. Christopher Bond is unhappy with GSA's plans for a new federal building in Kansas City. Some call Bond's use of the hold authority an abuse of power.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , Stephen Leeds , Paul Prouty , Bob Peck , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , Olga Grkavac , Martha Johnson , Paul Light , TechAmerica , Acting administrator , Congress , series , Agency Instability

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:04am EST
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Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader

Current and former officials says day-to-day operations are working well, but morale and long term strategy are suffering. Martha Johnson, the nominee to be GSA administrator, remains on hold in Senate. GSA names fourth acting administrator since 2008 and the parade of interim leaders is creating more uneasiness about the agency's future.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , GSA , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Martha Johnson , Danielle Germain , Lurita Doan , Acting administrator ,

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 12:25pm EST
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