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VA, Education reap benefits of hiring reforms

Improvements to training and employee retention are increasing department workforces and saving money, agency chief human capital officers for the Education and Veterans Affairs departments said at an event Tuesday.

Tags: John Sepulveda , Robert Buggs , education , Veterans Affairs , retention , hiring , management , training , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 05:44pm EST
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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 , 2011 and Beyond , performance management , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 07:21pm EST
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Survey: CHCOs worry about retaining committed workforce

Retaining good employees in spite of pay freezes and cuts to employee benefits will be the biggest challenge facing agency human resources officials next year. Federal News Radio asked chief human capital officers to reflect on 2011 and make predictions for 2012.

Tags: Emily Kopp , 2011 and Beyond , pay freeze , pay and benefits , workforce , CHCO , CHCO Council , OPM , HR , performance management , Kathryn Medina

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:11pm EST
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OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tags: OPM , Angela Bailey , Emily Kopp , best practices , CHCO Council , Energy , DHS , DoD , TSA , SSA

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

NTEU wants merit system preserved with hiring reform

Union president Colleen Kelley explains that the NTEU thinks the reforms are a positive step in the right direction, but they do still have concerns.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , OPM , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Is Congress 'late to the game' on federal hiring reform?

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drivewith Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the Federal Hiring Process Improvement Act and why his organization supports it.

Tags: Federal Drive , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta , workforce , hiring , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 10:17am EDT
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Congressional focus in the New Year

A peek at political, and agency, fortunes in 2010, including pay raises for feds and the possibility of layoffs.

Tags: Congress , agency funding , Jodi Schneider , American Banker , P&B , pay raise , layoff , budget , appropriations

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 10:55am EST
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Sarbanes 'excited' to reform federal hiring

Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.

Tags: workforce , federal hiring process improvement act of 2011 , John Sarbanes , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Elaine Kamarck , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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Agencies still must do more to fix hiring process

Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.

Tags: workforce , hiring , OPM , John Berry , Rob Shriver , Max Stier , Elaine Kamarck , Partnership for Public Service , Alan Balutis , NAPA , Brookings Institution , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:45am EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 29

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , VA , Mark Center , GSA , CSC

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 08:42am EDT
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