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Coming Up: How DHA is meeting its mission

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas Robb, director of the Defense Health Agency, joins Agency of the Month host Lauren Larson to discuss how DHA will meet it's mission to increase readiness through better health care at lower costs.

Tags: Douglas Robb , DHA , budget , health care , TRICARE , Agency of the Month , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:00pm EDT

GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , industry , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , oversight , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Fear not: The case for shared services in government

Faced with decreasing budgets and shocks such as sequestration, agencies can no longer afford to carry out business-as-usual with respect to common support services.

Tags: Jeff Neal , shared services , human resources , workforce

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:50pm EDT
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Beth Cobert, Deputy Director for Management, OMB

Beth Cobert, the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management, spoke at a Professional Services Council luncheon this afternoon. Among her top priorities is rolling out the President's second-term management agenda. Cobert says the new plan targets the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs. She shares a preview of her long to-do list with In Depth with Francis Rose

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:11pm EDT
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John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

PerformanceStat meetings are supposed to be a constructive opportunity for your employees to collaborate on your agency's priorities. But more often than not, they're probably just boring. John Kamensky, senior fellow and associate partner at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, writes about the "Secret Sauce of Effective Progress Reviews." He tells In Depth with Francis Rose cartoon characters may hold the secret to making your agency's progress reviews more valuable.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:06pm EDT
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OPM to begin survey of feds later this month

The Office of Personnel Management is preparing to take the temperature of the federal workforce. The annual survey tracking federal workers' job satisfaction across an array of factors will be sent to employees later this month, according to a memo to agency heads from OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

Tags: workforce , Employee Viewpoint Survey , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/14/2014, 05:36pm EDT

Pay gap shrinks between female and male feds

Female federal employees earn on average 87 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, according to a new review from the Office of Personnel Management. Still, the pay gap between men and women in the white-collar federal workforce has dropped significantly over the past 20 years. And across many individual occupations and grades, men and women now earn comparable levels of pay, according to OPM's new report. OPM's review found much of the continued pay disparity between male and female feds can be explained by their presence in different occupational categories.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , equal pay , hiring , workforce , Jack Moore , pay and benefits

Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:16pm EDT

Burwell nominated to succeed Sebelius as HHS secretary

President Barack Obama has nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the current head of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius' resignation comes just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Tags: Kathleen Sebelius , Health and Human Services , people , Sylvia Mathews Burwell , OMB ,

Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:00pm EDT

McCaskill drafting new IG bill with focus on small agencies

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told a panel of agency IGs that she's currently drafting legislation that would pool together resources and establish an IG office specifically for the dozens of small agencies that fall outside the scope of the 1978 IG Act.

Tags: Senate , oversight , inspectors general , Michael Carroll , Claire McCaskill , Hubert Sparks , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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