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DHS surfing the retirement wave, turns focus to leadership, morale

Catherine Emerson, the agency's chief human capital officer, said the annual turnover rate is only 1.35 percent for its 240,000 employees. She said new programs, called Cornerstone and Capstone, are trying to ensure employees have the leadership training necessary for the future. The Coast Guard also is increasing employee engagement as it prepares to move into its new headquarters at St. Elizabeth's in Washington.

Tags: Catherine Emerson , DHS , CHCO , workforce , recruitment , cybersecurity , morale , Manson Brown , Coast Guard , management , leadership training , succession planning , Jason Miller , Francis Rose , Agency of the Month

Monday - 09/10/2012, 11:14am EDT
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Feds make progress in disability hiring, but lofty goal looms large

The federal government now employs more full-time workers with disabilities than it has at any time over the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. President Barack Obama pledged in 2010 to hire 100,00 additional people with disabilities over the next five years. While the Government Accountability Office reported in May the government was not on track to meet that goal, the director of OPM, John Berry, said the new report shows agencies are "moving smartly" toward fulfilling it.

Tags: OPM , hiring , people with disabilities , disability hiring , John Berry

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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Diversity in the SES

Host Bill Bransford moderates a roundtable discussion of how the Senior Executive Service is doing in developing diversity plans.
June 22, 2012

Tags: workforce , hiring , Bill Bransford , William Brown , African American Federal Executives Association , Tommy Hwang , Asian American Government Executive Network , Veronica Villalobos , Office of Diversity and Inclusion , OPM , Senior Executives Service , Fed Talk

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:56pm EDT
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NSA hiring reforms serve as model for government

Efficient recruitment and hiring practices might seem like a hard get at a high-security agency like NSA. But Kathy Hutson, the director of human resources at the National Security Agency, says the hiring protocols at her agency today demostrate all the reforms the Office of Personnel Management is recommending for the rest of government.

Tags: Kathy Hutson , NSA , human resources , recruiting , hiring , Lean Six Sigma , cybersecurity , leadership

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:46am EDT
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Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Ben Cardin , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Senate , Elijah Cummings , House , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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Navy's Ken Barrett pushes for diversity, work-life balance

Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said diversity is an issue "people get hung up on," but he's never looked at it as meeting quotas. "It's about making heads counts, not counting heads," he said. The profile is part of Federal News Radio's Federal Voices series.

Tags: Federal Voices , workforce , DoD , Navy , Ken Barrett , Emily Kopp , General Motors , Jolie Lee

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:34am EDT
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Author recounts forgotten history of how women broke government's glass ceilng

Lee Stout, the author of A Matter of Simple Justice: A Matter of Simple Justice: The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and a Few Good Women joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss how and when women started to become full members of the federal workforce.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Lee Stout , Richard Nixon , workforce , management ,

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:24pm EDT
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EEOC: More diversity in senior executive diversity but no big changes

Minorities are getting more senior-level jobs in government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says its one of many changes in the federal workforce composition.

Tags: EEOC , Jamie Price , Federal Drive , workforce

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:12am EDT
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Asians, whites best paid in federal government

The federal government is holding steady on its diversity hiring, but agencies still need to do a better job for specific demographics.

Tags: Jacqueline Berrien , EEOC ,

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 02:58pm EDT

Survey: Diversity initiative is a tough sell for many

The federal initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in its workforce may be critical to an agency's mission or seen as a political ploy depends on the employees' race, ethnicity and gender. That is what a Federal News Radio survey revealed: sharp divides among federal employees. And the widely differing points of view may make it more difficult for agencies to implement new diversity and inclusion strategies.

Tags: Barack Obama , inclusion , Justice , Channing Phillips , RGS , DoD , workforce , management , Federally Employed Women , Georgia Thomas , Susan Grunin , Navy , Ken Barrett , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:20pm EDT
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