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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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As deadline hits, what agencies do diversity well?

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss which agencies are doing well when it comes to workforce diversity. Agencies' diversity plans are due today.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , workforce , hiring , executive order , In Depth

Friday - 03/16/2012, 03:47pm EDT
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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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