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Vets, who needs them?

Uncle Sam employs a larger percentage of veterans than any big company in the nation...we know it's policy and it's the right thing to do. But is it a good idea? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports that a been-there-done-that type says "Roger that..."

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay & benefits , veterans , Veterans Administration

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

OPM: Agencies can use flexible work schedule for science, engineering activities

The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to use workplace flexibility to encourage federal workers to pursue activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , workforce , STEM , workplace flexibility , human capital , CHCO Council

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 11:15am EDT

Compensation, hiring policies in need of overhaul

Shrinking budgets and a tough economy are posing problems for federal chief human capital officers, according to a new survey by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton. The report makes multiple recommendations as agencies struggle to replace a quickly retiring workforce and deal with staffing reductions due to budget constraints.

Tags: workforce , CHCO , survey , Partnership for Pubic Service , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:53pm EDT
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DoD hiring more people with disabilities

Fourteen percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce is disabled, compared with 11 percent governmentwide.

Tags: Stephen King , DoD Report , workforce , disabilities , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:05am EDT

Agencies increase proportion of Hispanics in workforce

Hispanics accounted for more than eight in 100 civilian federal employees in 2011. The minority group also made gains in the Senior Executive Service and represented the third largest ethnic group in the federal government.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Hispanics , Hispanic hiring , retention , John Berry , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:47pm EDT

Feds make progress in disability hiring, but lofty goal looms large

The federal government now employs more full-time workers with disabilities than it has at any time over the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. President Barack Obama pledged in 2010 to hire 100,00 additional people with disabilities over the next five years. While the Government Accountability Office reported in May the government was not on track to meet that goal, the director of OPM, John Berry, said the new report shows agencies are "moving smartly" toward fulfilling it.

Tags: OPM , diversity , people with disabilities , disability hiring , John Berry

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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Fear hinders hiring people with disabilities

This week is the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive order to hire 100,000 more people with disabilities into the federal government by 2015. But the government is not on track to meet that goal, only hiring 20,000 people with disabilities for fiscal 2010 and 2011 combined, according to the Office of Personnel Management. As of fiscal 2010, less than 1 percent of the federal workforce had a targeted disability.

Tags: Kathy Martinez , Labor , ODEP , Veta Hurst , EEOC , management , disability hiring , discrimination , best practices

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Services hit recruiting goals

All four active services and the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals through the third quarter of fiscal 2012, according to recently released Defense Department data.

Tags: workforce , recruiting , retention , DoD , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:40pm EDT

Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , Veterans Affairs , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , workforce , Joining Forces , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.

Tags: GAO , EPA , HHS , NIH , CDC , FDA , Frances Collins , ethics , oversight , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT
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