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Acting management head Cummiskey to leave DHS

Chris Cummiskey, the acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, announced he's leaving government after 24 years on Oct. 31.

Tags: people , DHS , Chris Cummiskey , Russell Deyo , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00pm EDT

Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: Energy , Army , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , Green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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Online Chat: Ask the CIO with NASA Ames' Jerry Davis

NASA Ames CIO Jerry Davis joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities for NASA Ames, including workforce development, big data analysis and his efforts to improve the center's cybersecurity.

Tags: Jerry Davis , NASA , NASA Ames , online chat , cybersecurity , workforce , Ask the CIO , technology

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 11:00am EDT

Federal workers: All I want for Christmas is a long weekend

A WhiteHouse.gov petition asks President Barack Obama to grant government employees off the Friday after Christmas, creating a four-day weekend.

Tags: Christmas , vacation , benefits , pay and benefits , workforce , paid leave , holiday

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: The price of mistrust

The results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in at many agencies. Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency, says the numbers aren't pretty.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , human resources

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 05:03pm EDT

Should we bring back the 'rule of three'?

Jeff Neal, former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal, asks whether hiring managers should use the "rule of three" when considering applications from disabled veterans.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , hiring , commentary , workforce ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:59am EDT
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Latest employee viewpoint survey shows dissatisfaction with VA's senior leaders

In an agency rocked by scandal and mismanagement, employees at the Veterans Affairs Department are becoming less pleased with their senior leaders. According to data from the Office of Personnel Management's 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey, only 37 percent of employees surveyed said they are satisfied with their senior leaders' policies and practices. The number is down from 40 percent in the 2013 survey.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 10/17/2014, 11:27am EDT

OMB to require agencies to measure risk at the enterprise level

The Office of Management and Budget to release a memo or guidance in the second quarter of 2015 to set governmentwide expectations for how agencies will manage risk. Controller David Mader said lessons from implementing Circulars A-123 and A-11 could be expanded into agency mission areas.

Tags: financial management , David Mader , OMB , Association of Government Accountants , Jim Taylor , Grant Thornton , risk management , shared services , data analytics , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

Tags: Presidential Management Fellows Program , Partnership for Public Service , OPM , training , leadership , workforce , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:00pm EDT

VA exec at center of FedBid procurement scandal retires

Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration deputy chief procurement officer, resigned and retired Oct. 14. She sent an email to staff announcing her decision as VA had started the process to fire her.

Tags: Susan Taylor , Veterans Affairs , oversight , acquisition , Robert McDonald , House Veterans Affairs Committee , FedBid , Jason Miller , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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