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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 , workforce , disabilities , veterans , Lisa Stern , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: Labor , workforce , disabilities , Patricia Shiu , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Is your office vulnerable to a defamation lawsuit?

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, discusses the implications surrounding the recent case of a Medal of Honor recipient suing his former employer for defamation.

Tags: Debra Roth , Federal Drive , contracting , lawsuit , workforce , workforce issues

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:42am EST
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OPM's onboarding framework to ease SES' new-job jitters

The Office of Personnel Management has published an onboarding framework that agencies can use to ease the new-job jitters for members of the Senior Executive Service. Thorough orientation can increase retention, said OPM deputy associate director Steve Shih.

Tags: OPM , workforce , Senior Executive Service , Steven Shih , best practices , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:15pm EST
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OPM to hire CTO to handle USAJobs, retirement system

The Office of Personnel Management faces a House subcommittee today to answer questions about its handling of the USAJobs relaunch.

Tags: OPM , USAJobs , technology , workforce , House , Emily Kopp , Patrick McFarland , Valerie Melvin , Patrick Manzo , John Berry , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Connie Mack , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Monster Government Solutions , cybersecuirty

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:11pm EST
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Lawmakers to question OPM's handling of USAJobs

The widespread frustration over the Office of Personnel Management's handling of USAJobs.gov has caught lawmakers' attention. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce has invited OPM, government inspectors and Monster, the company that previously ran the federal jobs site, to testify at a hearing Tuesday.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , USAJobs , workforce , technology , Monster Government Solutions , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Pat Tamburrino , DoD , Dennis Ross , Emily Kopp , Bob Lam , Ron Johnson , John Kerry , CHCO Council

Monday - 11/14/2011, 02:55pm EST
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Obama urges help for veterans in radio address

Tags: workforce , veterans , Barack Obama

Saturday - 11/12/2011, 11:52am EST

Labor Department rolls out job-search website for veterans

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the Labor Department, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a new veteran-specific job website works.

Tags: workforce , Labor , VA , DoD , My Next Move , Jane Oates , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 10:27am EST
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DoD pushes business training for veterans

The Defense Department has announced new opportunities for service members and wounded veterans who are now returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD , DoD Report , Small Business Administration , veterans ,

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:00am EST

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 , diversity , OPM , USAJobs , technology , workforce , Pat Tamburrino , John Berry , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 03:40pm EST
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