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VA: Happy feds saved $200 million in turnover costs

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.

Tags: John Sepulveda , CHCO Council , VA , pay and benefits , workforce , hiring , recruitment , retention , veterans , Disabled , Latino , Hispanic , employment , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/23/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Tips for agencies when hiring veterans with disabilities

Agencies are increasing the number of disabled veterans in their ranks as they try to fulfill White House hiring mandates. But there's still a lot of unease about how disabled vets will fit into civilian environments. "The civilian workplace is a really bizarre place" for veterans, said workforce and diversity consultant Lisa Stern at a recent training she gave federal hiring officials in Bethesda.

Tags: DOL , hiring , workforce , disabilities , veterans , Lisa Stern , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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Pilot program will prepare Asians for the SES

With Asian Americans making up just 3 percent of the Senior Executive Service, a pilot program seeks to groom more Asians for the government's top ranks. The program, run by the Asian American Government Executives Network, will give 20 Asian SES hopefuls mentoring, networking and placement assistance.

Tags: workforce , SES , Tommy Hwang , Asian American Government Executive Network , Emily Kopp , MSPB , OPM , OMB

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:09am EST
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New strategy gives agencies a "springboard" for increasing diversity

Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President's Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

Tags: Latino , Hispanic , John Sepulveda , VA , Pat Tamburrino , DoD , Veronica Villalobos , OPM , Jorge Ponce , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , hispanic council on federal employment , OMB , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:15am EST
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CHCO Council rallies around USAJobs

Agency chief human capital officers showed support for the latest version of the federal jobs website despite its rocky launch. They thanked the Office of Personnel Management for frequent updates on fixes. The council gathered Tuesday for its annual public meeting.

Tags: CHCO Council , OPM , USAJobs , technology , workforce , hiring , Pat Tamburrino , John Berry , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 03:40pm EST
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OPM deputy director nominee lays out priorities

But Griffin tells Senators she does not have an opinion on pay-for-performance. Hiring and diversity among her areas of interest.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Christine Griffin , Sen. Daniel Akaka , Sen. George Voinovich , John Berry , OPM , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , hiring process , Veteran preferences , pay-for-performance

Thursday - 07/16/2009, 06:41pm EDT
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Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

Tags: Latino , Hispanic , John Berry , Veronica Villalobos , OPM , hispanic council on federal employment , workforce , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/03/2011, 04:37pm EDT

Army makes changes towards a 'culturally astute' leadership

Commission looks at "the different attributes, experiences and backgrounds of our Soldiers, Civilians and Family members that further enhance our global capabilities and contribute to an adaptive, culturally astute Army."

Tags: mngt , leadership , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Lester Lyles

Monday - 11/30/2009, 10:30am EST
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How to bring diversity to military leadership

Greg Jacob, policy director at the Service Women Action Network, says to create a level playing field in the military women need to be in combat.

Tags: Service Women Action Network , Greg Jacob , DoD Report , women's rights

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 03:22pm EST
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OPM evaluates agency hiring of vets, disabled

OPM Deputy Director Christine Griffin has an update on the effort increase diversity at your agency.

Tags: Christine Griffin , OPM , hiring , VA , veterans , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/25/2011, 01:41pm EST
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