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DoJ holding more managers accountable for diversity

The Justice Department will begin evaluating managers based, in part, on their adherence to its diversity management plan. It's the latest step in a diversity strategy that began in 2010. The department is advising other agencies on how to diversify their workforces ahead of a March 16 deadline for all agencies to complete diversity and inclusion strategies.

Tags: workforce , management , DoJ , Emily Kopp , Channing Phillips , Eric Holder , Justice

Friday - 03/09/2012, 07:02pm EST
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Congress takes DoD to task over commitment to diversity

The military is laying the groundwork for a more diverse officer corps, officials told a congressional panel Tuesday. The Defense Department and military services have tackled most of the recommendations that a congressional commission made a year ago. But, recent hazing incidents suggest that the leaders' focus on diversity hasn't trickled down through the ranks.

Tags: DoD , Congress , workforce , Emily Kopp , Elijah Cummings , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Lester Lyles , Judy Chu , Mike Applegate

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 03:21pm EST

Work-life balance, job discrimination top of mind for military women

The Pentagon recently announced it would open up 14,000 combat positions to female troops. While women in uniform say the decision will lend "legitimacy" to the frontline roles they already fill, they say job discrimination pales in comparison to the difficulty of raising a family while serving.

Tags: DoD , Navy , William Gortney , In Depth , Emily Kopp , leadership , women , military , management , retention , workforce , mothers , parent , work-life

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 08:45am EST
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Interior pursues diverse, satisfied workforce

John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.

Tags: Interior Department , John Burden , EEOC , Federal Drive , workforce , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/27/2012, 10:45am EST
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Survey: How important is diversity at your agency?

Agencies have a March 16 deadline to prepare their diversity strategies. As your agency plans to roll out its plan, Federal News Radio wants to know what you think about diversity in your workplace.

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Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:32am EST

Report: Attitudes about fairness in federal employment vary by gender, race

Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on diversity and what the results show by gender and race.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , Francis Rose , workforce ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 06:23pm EST
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Latinos under-represented at all levels of federal employment

According to Jorge Ponce, co-chair of the Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives, Latinos are under-represented across all job categories and levels of the government, all the way up to senior executive rank.

Tags: Jorge Ponce , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , civil rights , Government-Wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/17/2012, 12:51pm EST
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Women more satisfied than men in federal jobs

Women, who made up 44 percent of the federal workforce in 2011, had a job satisfaction score of 67.1 on a scale of 100, compared with 66.4 for men, according to a Partnership for Public Service analysis of the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, administered by the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: workforce , management , gender gap , Partnership for Public Service , OPM

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 08:00pm EST

Agencies finalize diversity plans

Most agencies are on track to implement new diversity strategies by March 16, Office of Personnel Management Director of Diversity and Inclusion Veronica Villalobos told Federal News Radio. Five months ago, President Barack Obama directed agencies to improve the diversity of their ranks through strategic plans.

Tags: OPM , workforce , management , Latino , Hispanic , EEOC , Veronica Villalobos , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/10/2012, 07:27am EST
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First woman to head GPO

Davita Vance-Cooks became the acting public printer, making her the first female to fill the top position at the Government Printing Office.

Tags: Davita Vance-Cooks , Bill Boarman , GPO , people , Senate

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 09:06am EST
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