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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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OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate

Director John Berry has asked federal and private sector experts to come up with a formula to compare public and private sector salaries. He says the government has a perception problem that needs to be fixed. Two senators introduce provisions to freeze federal pay and the number of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Christine Griffin , Tom Coburn , John Thune , OPM , BLS , Senior Executive Association , NAPA , Administrative Conference of the U.S. , hiring reforms , pay raise , Jason Miller , Executive Update 2010

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 07:05am EDT
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Report: military leadership too white and too male

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. We learn more from Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles, chair of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Lester Lyles , management , Defense

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:40am EST
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"With malice toward none"

The spirit that guided Lincoln was clearly that of his Second Inaugural Address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds.... "

Tags: Abraham Lincoln , Tom Schwartz , Illinois State Historian , EEOC

Monday - 02/15/2010, 09:30am EST
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