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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Davita Vance-Cooks became the acting public printer, making her the first female to fill the top position at the Government Printing Office.
The Department of Veterans Affairs avoided $200 million in turnover costs by investing in online training resources for employees, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda told Federal News Radio. He also explained how the VA plans to make veterans 40 percent of its workforce, weather the retirement tsunami and continue to be a federal leader on human capital issues in a wide-ranging interview.