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The Office of Management and Budget has directed agencies to take full advantage of the funding flexibilities they have under law as they implement across-the-board sequestration cuts, that went into effect March 1. In an April 4 memo, OMB Controller Danny Werfel also directed agency and department leaders to be mindful of certain types of performance awards and to work with agency inspectors general before making cuts to IG offices.
Employee satisfaction with agency leadership dipped for the first time in 10 years in 2012, after years of slight but consistent gains. Leadership scores fell to 52.8 points on a 100-point scale, a drop of 2.1 points from 2011 levels, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. It's the first time in the last decade that overall scores dropped year-over-year.
View a chart of agency-by-agency leadership rankings. The scores are out of 100 and are based on results from the Office of Personnel Management's 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey.
The Obama administration's efforts to increase the diversity of the Senior Executive Service are starting to pay off. A new report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that in 2012 there were slight increases among women and racial categories.
The director of the Office of Personnel Management is limited to a four-year term under the law. Sources tell Federal News Radio, John Berry informed the CHCO Council he's not planning to stay on when his term expires later this month.
The U.S. Postal Service continues to insist changes are necessary to help deal with budget woes in the face of congressional resistance. The Postal Service also is accelerating the closure of 53 mail processing plants.
What is the U.S. Census Bureau's technology innovation strategy? How is Census using new technologies to improve services and products? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Avi Bender, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Census Bureau.
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A new report says a law requiring the online posting of senior federal executives' financial information would likely impinge on employees' privacy and wouldn't do much to deter conflicts of interest. The National Academy of Public Administration was tasked by Congress with studying the STOCK Act — short for "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge" — in response to concerns about privacy and identify theft.
Prof. Harry Lambright on Leaders and
Leadership - Lessons from Robert Gates,
Francis Collins, and NASA Administrators
W. Henry Lambright
Professor of Public Administration, International Affairs, and Political Science and Director of the Science and Technology Policy Program
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.