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James announces 9 steps to a more diverse Air Force

Troubled by a lack of women and minorities at the Air Force's higher levels, its leaders are rolling out nine initiatives focusing on recruitment, promotions and retention. "This is not just about how we look. It's about our readiness and capabilities today and in the future," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said.

Tags: Deborah Lee James , Air Force , DoD , Mark Welsh , Center for New American Security

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:34pm EST

How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

Political leaders of all stripes have long called for reforming the Senior Executive Service. But what if instead of fixing the SES' current problems, the government wiped the slate clean and started from scratch? In part four of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

Tags: SES , Senior Executive Service , Fixing the SES , Emily Kopp , Deloitte , David Dye , Beth McGrath , Jeri Buchholz , David Bray , Joe Ward , Danny Werfel , Steve Shih , OPM , management , exclusive

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:00am EST

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on phased retirement, boosting morale and diversity

The Office of Personnel Management hopes to complete final regulations for phased retirement by October, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said during an exclusive online chat with Federal News Radio. Archuleta also joined Your Turn with Mike Causey, where she discussed employee morale and engagement and strengthening federal diversity initiatives.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , online chat , OPM , workforce , Mike Causey , phased retirement ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:27am EDT

Dispatch from the middle of the pack: EPA struggles with morale and 'green ceiling'

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy analyzes her agency's poor showing on the list of "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government."

Tags: Gina McCarthy , EPA , Best Places to Work , workforce , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 05:57am EST

EEOC's Jenny Yang aims to teach agencies the ABCs of hiring individuals with disabilities

Jenny Yang has been the EEOC's new chairwoman only for two months, but she's already outlined her overarching goal: to make it easier for agencies to hire employees with disabilities, and increase their overall number. Yang also used National Disability Employment Awareness Month to start immediately improving the hiring process.

Tags: Jenny Yang , EEOC , hiring , workforce , disability hiring , Emily Kopp , Matt Wingfield

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:35am EST
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Jenny Yang, Chairwoman, EEOC

About 12 percent of federal employees say they have disabilities. The hiring of more has become a focal point of the Obama administration. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just wrapped up a month of focusing on this issue, during which it published guidance for agencies, hosted a Twitter town hall and launched a new data collection effort. New EEOC Chairwoman Jenny Yang told Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp the agency is trying to help the government be a model employer of people with disabilities, while it does a better job itself.

Tags: Jenny Yang , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , EEOC , hiring , workforce , disability hiring ,

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:04am EST
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Q&A with OPM: Retirement, benefits and employee morale

The Office of Personnel Management answers federal employees' questions about phased retirement, diversity, recruitment and training, morale, pay, and more.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , Katherine Archuleta , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , exclusive , morale , SES

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 08:37am EDT

How women broke the glass ceiling at Lockheed Martin

On this week's Women of Washington radio show, Lockheed Martin's Sondra Barbour explains how she and women like her broke the glass ceiling in the private sector.

Tags: Women of Washington , Sondra Barbour , Lockheed Martin , workforce , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , information systems , mentoring , technology

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 02:18pm EDT

Equal pay, equal access, and equal rights for DC

Lorie Masters, partner at Perkins-Coie, joins the Women of Washington radio show to discuss DC voting rights, diversity, pay equity issues and her decision to run for the District's first elected attorney general.

Tags: Lorie Masters , Perkins-Coie , statehood , Washington DC , Attorney General , pay equity , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 01:54pm EDT

Diverse workforce the key to better business results

Dr. Pam Drew of Exelis sits down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Tags: Pam Drew , Exelis , aerospace , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 11:00am EDT
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