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On the outside: options for fired feds

A former Agriculture Department official who was forced to resign has a lot to think about before coming back. Attorney Bill Bransford explains the issues to us.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , rehiring , firing , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 09:40am EDT

OMB's Orszag touts administration's gains

Now set to conclude his tenure as director of the Office of Management and Budget this Friday, Peter Orszag appraised his 18 months in the job. He points to a number of ways in which he and the administration tried to change the way the government works.

Tags: OMB , Peter Orszag , Brookings Institution , Jacob Lew , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 06:48am EDT

OMB cracking down on IT projects gone wild

The Office of Management and Budget is taking aim at the worst 25-to-30 technology projects across government.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , OMB , Vivek Kundra , IT project management

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 06:56pm EDT

How the ethical climate of an office can make a difference

A new survey says how your employees behave really does matter.

Tags: ethics , Erin Duggins , Hay Group , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:50pm EDT

5 steps DoD can follow to save money

One analyst says he has some ideas when it comes to helping the Defense Department save money.

Tags: DoD , Winslow Wheeler , Straus Military Reform Project , Center for Defense Information , budget

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:41pm EDT

OMB takes aim at poorly performing IT projects

Agencies are to review all IT projects over the next month, and the programs that are in the worst shape will go through TechStat sessions. This analysis is part two of a three pronged approach to fixing systemic problems with technology initiatives. Federal CIO Kundra says OMB will try to address those long-standing problems in October through the release of best practices.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT project management , at-risk IT projects , Jason Millerv , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Jeff Zients , DoT , Dan Mintz , Powertek , high risk projects , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:19pm EDT

OMB to create list for struggling IT projects

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: technology , OMB , IT , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:17pm EDT

Toxins prove good medicine for collaboration

The Tox21 collaboration merges federal agency resources (research, funding and testing tools) to develop ways to more effectively predict how chemicals will affect human health and the environment. We get details from Robert Kavlock of the EPA.

Tags: collaboration , interagency cooperation , Tox21 , EPA , Robert Kavlock

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 10:40am EDT

EEOC report finds 'constant improvement'

"As the largest employer in the nation, the federal government should lead the way in creating a diverse and just workplace," said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien. So how's that going? We ask Jamie Price, an attorney advisor at EEOC

Tags: pay and benefits , EEOC , Jamie Price , Annual Report on the Federal Work Force

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 10:31am EDT

MSPB: Supervisors lack necessary training

A new report by the Merit Systems Protection Board says supervision is okay, but could use some improvement. We get details from James Tsugawa of the Office of Policy and Evaluation.

Tags: pay and benefits , MSPB , training , James Tsugawa , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 09:40am EDT
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