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Kane named 'CHCO of the Year' for online training, performance evaluation work

The Energy Department is one of six agencies testing a framework aimed at revamping one of the thorniest issues in government: how supervisors evaluate employees. Chief Human Capital Officer Mike Kane led a working group of more than 100 union, management and government representatives who drafted the framework. He earned the "Chief Human Capital Officer of the Year" award from the CHCO Council.

Tags: Energy , CHCO Council , Mike Kane , HR University , Pathways , hiring reform , 2011 and Beyond , performance management , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 07:21pm EST
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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 , recruitment , retention , veterans , Disabled , Latino , Hispanic , employment , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/23/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Will agencies continue hiring reform progress in 2012?

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the progress agencies have made on federal hiring reform over the past two years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , workforce , OPM

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 06:51pm EST
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Federal HR managers faced obstacles in 2011

Human resources expert Paul Rowson joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the challenges and changes faced by chief human capital officers and HR managers in 2011, as well as what they'll have to look for in 2012.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , In Depth , Francis Rose , Paul Rowson , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 07:11pm EST
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Will 2012 be any better for federal workforce?

Reviewing the ups and downs of 2011, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, expects more of the same in 2012.

Tags: NTEU , Colleen Kelley , 2011 and Beyond , workforce , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 11:40am EST
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Air Force lifts hiring freeze

The service has been trying to bring workforce numbers down to 2010 levels. Since the spring, the Air Force cut nearly 9,000 positions with 4,500 more to go to reach their goal.

Tags: Michelle LoweSolis , workforce , Air Force , DoD

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 11:25am EST

Veteran hires at highest level in 20 years

Nearly three in every 10 new hires in the government is a veteran, marking the highest percentage of new hires in more than 20 years. Just two out of the 24 agencies in the President's Council on Veterans Employment failed to meet their goals. The council released Tuesday preliminary fiscal 2011 employment data.

Tags: Emily Kopp , veterans , employment , workforce , OPM , John Berry , DHS , Treasury , NRC

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:52pm EST

Shiu: Contractors who miss disability goals face debarment

A proposed Labor Department rule to mandate 7 percent of federal contractors' workforce be disabled people is aimed at elevating the importance of disability hiring to the level of affirmative action for race and gender, a Labor official said.

Tags: Patricia Shiu , Labor , disabilities , contracting , workforce , affirmative action , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/12/2011, 11:24am 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 , 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
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