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VA has one ethics officer for every 18,674 employees

The Office of Government Ethics says the Veterans Affairs Department needs to expand the legal team responsible for ensuring employees follow government ethics rules. The team has just 19 people, in a department of more than 342,000.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , OGE , ethics , financial disclosure , Emily Kopp , oversight , workforce

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT

OGE Director Shaub wants a stronger, more transparent ethics community

The National Government Ethics Summit, sponsored by the Office of Government Ethics, highlighted basic and advanced training for federal ethics officials, as well as broader subjects, such as whistleblower retaliation, the Hatch Act and other legal issues. Walter Shaub, the director of OGE, wants training sessions such as these to bring the federal ethics community closer together.

Tags: Office of Government Ethics , Walter Shaub , workforce , Craig Holman , Jason Miller , Exclusive

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Johnson pitches DHS regional commanders as part of 'unity' campaign

Drawing upon his past as the Pentagon's top lawyer, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson envisions a clearer chain of command at DHS that would improve coordination among the department's 22 separate agencies.

Tags: Jeh Johnson , DHS , Emily Kopp , unity of effort

Monday - 09/22/2014, 03:48pm EDT

Lawmakers debate future of DHS headquarters project

House Homeland Security Committee lawmakers and GAO highlighted funding shortfalls and a need to update plans. Meanwhile, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs majority issued a report detailing why its research shows Congress should make the DHS headquarters consolidation project a priority.

Tags: DHS , Congress , oversight , GAO , Tom Carper , GSA , Chris Cummiskey , real property , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:03am EDT

Do we need a million fewer federal employees?

Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal examines the contention that hiring more federal employees would make for a smaller, better-run federal government.

Tags: commentary , Jeff Neal , OMB , hiring , workforce ,

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:00am EDT

DHS management chief nominee's approach is data centric

Russell Deyo sailed through his nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday. He said the Homeland Security Department needs to consolidate financial management systems so it can use the data to make strategic decisions. The committee also heard from nominees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and USPS Board of Governors.

Tags: Russell Deyo , Mickey Barnett , Tom Coburn , Sarah Saldana , DHS , financial management , Michael Chertoff , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:41am EDT
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IRS' approach to big data focuses on business outcomes

The office of compliance analytics at the IRS uses information, tools and analysis to help mission offices solve problems. Dean Silverman, a senior adviser to the IRS commissioner, said his office is trying to use these tools and approaches to improve the agency's outcomes and to create a data-driven decision-making culture.

Tags: Dean Silverman , IRS , data analytics , improper payments , Jason Miller , Exclusive

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:16am EDT
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Obama to finally fill OPM deputy director role

The President plans to nominate retired Navy Rear Adm. Earl Gay to be the second in command at OPM. The last Senate-confirmed deputy director left more than three years ago.

Tags: people , OPM , Earl Gay , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:20am EDT

Archuleta studying best ways to ensure OPM continues HR evolution

Katherine Archuleta has spent her first few months as director at the Office of Personnel Management learning, listening and asking questions to figure out how to ensure continuous improvement. Archuleta said she expects a new plan to improve the agency's technology by the end of February.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , workforce , human resources , retirement claims processing , Jason Miller , retirement , hiring reforms , Exclusive

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:16am EST
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Rep. Cuellar pushing for agencies to link performance, budget

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said he put provisions in the fiscal 2015 spending bills that build upon the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act in linking agency metrics to its budget request. He also added a provision that requires agencies to set customer service standards.

Tags: Congress , Henry Cuellar , Tom Latham , Lean and Responsive Government Act , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 05:34am EDT
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