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Everyday 'federal' MacGyvers matter too

Letter to the editor: The White House shouldn't overlook the career staff who keep the government running as it gets excited about the new, shiny people at USDS, 18F and other places.

Tags: workforce , public services , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , GSA , 18F , White House , pay , MacGyver , letter to the editor

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:36am EDT

Service to America Medal finalists honor feds' hard work

Out of nearly 500 entries, the Partnership for Public Service has selected 30 finalists for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

Tags: Service to America Awards , Sammies 2015 , Partnership for Public Service , people , workforce

Sunday - 05/03/2015, 06:00pm EDT

U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform

OMB sets deadlines for agencies to establish a common baseline of roles and responsibilities for chief information officers to oversee, manage and develop technology programs and projects. The administration is asking for comments from the public by May 30.

Tags: Technology , exclusive , OMB , Tony Scott , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO authorities , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 12:00pm EDT

DHS's Unity of Effort seeds the roots of change

The Homeland Security Department marked the one-year anniversary of its initiative to create a more cohesive agency by launching a new acquisition innovations program.

Tags: DHS , Jeh Johnson , Christian Marrone , Unity of Effort , Joint requirements council , Acquisition , Congress , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:46am EDT

CMS, SSA evacuating Baltimore offices

The Baltimore offices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be closing early today. Social Security Administration also will be evacuating its Baltimore headquarters.

Tags: CMS , SSA , closings , Michael OConnell , workforce ,

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 11:43am EDT

Half-century man asks: Is knowledge really power?

Guest columnist Nick St. Amant shares a lessoned he's cleaned from 50 years in the civil service, namely good communication is vastly greater than no communication.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce ,

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 03:00am EDT

Rehired annuitants help bridge agency skills gaps, but are they enough?

Agencies' succession and next-generation training plans are unfocused, thanks to hiring freezes and budget cuts. Mission-critical projects pop up, but departments lack the workforce expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. In part 2 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we examine how some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help navigating the rough waters.

Tags: succession planning , workforce , Training , SSA , State Department , OPM , Tom Bianco , Georgia Hubert , Reemployed annuitants , Nicole Ogrysko , John Palguta

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:04am EDT
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Feds choose to stay longer, creating new retirement bubble

The retirement tsunami has long been the "boogeyman" of federal HR managers -- that baby boomers would be leaving the civil service in droves as they became eligible for retirement. An exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveals that something else may be going on. In part 1 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we explore why federal employees are opting to stay on the job longer even though they are eligible to retire.

Tags: retirement , In Depth , Jeff Neal , Ron Sanders , John Salamone , special report , phased retirement , workforce , Michael OConnell , survey

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:00am EDT

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

A toxic political environment is the number one reason people leave the senior executive service, according to exit surveys with the Office of Personnel Management. More than half say senior leadership and their agency's organizational structure aren't helping either. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose and guest co-host Karen Evans, he analyzed OPM's exit survey results, and how many senior executives feel they could be convinced to stay on the job.

Tags: Bob Tobias , American University , OPM , In Depth

Monday - 04/27/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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Presidential Rank awardees 'demonstrate the value of public service'

The annual event returns after being halted by budget challenges in 2013. The awards recognize 24 Senior Executive Service members with the Distinguished Rank honor and 89 with the Meritorious Rank honor for their contributions in 2014.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , Senior Executives Association , NASA , Charles Bolden , Carol Bonosaro , Presidential Rank Awards , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/24/2015, 11:21am EDT
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