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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Innovation and smart risk-taking remain foreign to too many federal acquisition professionals. But with the recent mini-hiring wave of contracting officers and the retirement of others, experts say now is the time to institute what they say is a much-needed culture change. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some believe the White House needs to lead this transformation. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , acquisition , retirement ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:23pm EST
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The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , MSPB , Merit Promotion Program , workforce , DHS

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:04am EST

Obama taps longtime aide to replace Podesta in senior role

President Barack Obama has chosen Brian Deese, a veteran White House aide and a deputy director in his budget office, to replace John Podesta as a senior adviser and presidential whisperer, White House officials said Wednesday.

Tags: OMB , Brian Deese , John Podesta , Barack Obama , White House , people ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 09:10pm EST

IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Tags: technology , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST

2015 challenge to agencies: Get the right people for the job

Thanks to big data, agencies are learning where their skills gaps are. To close them, they'll have to get around some archiac personnel regulations, according to a panel of experts on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Federal Drive , human capital , workforce , personnel , Angela Bailey , OPM , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , Danny Werfel , Emily Kopp , panel

Monday - 01/12/2015, 02:23pm EST

When is fair and open recruiting not fair?

Certain recruiting and hiring authorities within agencies "threaten the principle of fair and open competition," according to the latest report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal offers his take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , management , MSPB , workforce , recruitment

Monday - 01/12/2015, 05:08am EST

MSPB: Holding fair, open job competitions isn't easy in government

In a new report, the Merit Systems Protection Board says federal hiring managers are having trouble balancing rules meant to help veterans and other select groups benefit veterans and other select or other groups for hiring managers who are supposed to hold fair and open competitions for jobs.

Tags: MSPB , veterans preference , workforce , Emily Kopp , Susan Tsui Grundmann

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 02:08pm EST

Elaine Duke, Principal, Elaine Duke and Associates

Turning the calendar to 2015 has some federal leaders thinking more about the year 2020, specifically what the federal workforce looks like in five years. A lot of the focus has been on recruitment in the past few years. Elaine Duke is principal at Elaine Duke and Associates. She's former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says retention could be the big challenge for the new year.

Tags: Elaine Duke , Elaine Duke and Associates , oversight , workforce , morale , technology , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:23pm EST

Tim McManus, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Millennials make up about 7 percent of the federal workforce. About 61 percent of millennials who do work for the government say they're satisfied with their jobs. But the median time they stay at those jobs is just under four years. That's according to results in the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach for the Partnership for Public Service. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He told Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko he's optimistic government can do more to attract more millennials to the federal workforce, but it needs to overcome a few challenges first.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , millennials , Senior Executive Service , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:20pm EST

OPM issues interim rule on veterans preference

New Office of Personnel Management clarifies statutory language affecting who is eligible to receive veterans preference during the hiring process at federal agencies.

Tags: OPM , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , DoD , Michael OConnell , workforce

Friday - 01/02/2015, 05:55pm EST
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