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Why Obama should reorganize federal agencies

President Obama hasn't given up on consolidating six business-related agencies into one, and for good reason, says Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , Reorganization , consolidation authority , Duplication ,

Friday - 05/29/2015, 01:00pm EDT

Fortune telling for Philadelphia VA staff flagged in IG audit

Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official, according to an audit released Thursday.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , Philadelphia , inspector general , Congress , Oversight

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 06:40pm EDT

Brian Friel, Government Contracts Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration wraps up an industry day on their latest contracting opportunity. Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTs) is a human resources and training contract vehicle for all agencies. Requests for proposal will likely come from OPM and GSA by June 30. Brian Friel, a government contracts analyst with Bloomberg Government, is looking at HCaTs and the addition of two other contracts to BGOV's top 20 contracting opportunities. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what to expect.

Tags: Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , OPM , workforce , In Depth

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:05pm EDT

GAO finds highs, lows in agencies' human capital management

Yvonne Jones, the Government Accountability Office's director of strategic issues, tells a Senate panel human capital management is critical to improving government's performance.

Tags: Yvonne Jones , GAO , human capital management , workforce , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee , OPM , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 05:29pm EDT

New guidance streamlines agency handling of unclassified information

The Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration has published a new guide to help agencies manage and label unclassified information.

Tags: John Fitzpatrick , NARA , Records management , FOIA , Federal Drive , Controlled unclassified information , CUI , Michael OConnell ,

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 05:03pm EDT

Nominee Roth says she'll keep good things going at GSA

Denise Turner Roth, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the General Services Administration says, if confirmed, she'll make sure recent reforms are woven into the agency's fabric.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , people , In Depth , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/25/2015, 02:31pm EDT

Obama nominates Roth as next GSA administrator

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was going to nominate Denise Turner Roth as the new administrator at the General Services Administration.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , people ,

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 03:43pm EDT

Three takeaways from Management of Change 2015

Commentary: One of the major government conferences of the year also could plant the seeds for what government events can be — and should be.

Tags: Francis Rose , commentary , Management of Change , CIOs , Technology ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 11:04am EDT

Want to help feds do their jobs? Stop attacking them

The Senate subcommittee that oversees federal management hosted a hearing Wednesday on how agencies can better address 21st century problems. Two employee representatives had an answer for Congress: Stop attacking the federal workforce.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee , pay and benefits , hiring , recruitment , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:28pm EDT

OMB initiates FedStat to hone in on mission, management issues

The latest in a long line of data-driven reviews will give agencies a chance to compare themselves internally and externally with similar federal programs. OMB created FedStat as a way to use the data from its back-office benchmarking effort.

Tags: Jason Miller , Data-driven reviews , Joint Financial Management Improvement Program , Employee engagement , workforce , Shared services , OPM , Angela Bailey , FedStat , President’s Management Agenda , Beth Cobert , OMB ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:28am EDT
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