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Performance ratings: Let's do something constructive for a change

Some HR practitioners say the process of identifying some goals, setting multiple levels of achievement, then judging employee performance annually is a best practice. That may be true, but that doesn't mean it is a good practice.

Tags: Jeff Neal , performance ratings , human resources , oversight , workforce

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07pm EST

Beth Cobert, Deputy Director for Management, OMB

An update for your agency's performance management to-do list.

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , In Depth ,

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:52pm EDT
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Senate bill would combine, eliminate 300-plus federal reports

Legislation newly introduced in the Senate proposes to scrap hundreds of unneeded, outdated or repetitive reports. The House, meanwhile, is marking up its own version of the bill.

Tags: Congress , Mark Warner , Kelly Ayotte , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , GRPA Modernization Act , House , Senate , OMB , Government Reports Elimination Act

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 03:47pm EDT

Momentum builds to reform the regulatory process

Senate lawmakers, White House officials and good government groups say the current way agencies develop regulations is broken. They agree it takes too long, is too complicated and not transparent enough.

Tags: Howard Shelanski , Angus King , Katherine McFate , OIRA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , Rob Portman , regulations , rulemaking , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 04:02am EDT
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GSA appeals latest wrongful termination ruling

Former GSA Region 7 Public Buildings Service Commissioner James Weller has been put on paid administrative leave during an appeal by the agency, which could take as much as a year.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Paul Prouty , MSPB , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 03:02pm EDT

Tracking feds' morale, changes to General Schedule part of 2015 budget plan

The Obama administration is calling on agencies to get smarter about tracking employee morale and engagement. The administration plans to roll out an "engagement dashboard" this year that agency supervisors can use to track the mood of their workforces. It's just one part of a planned overhaul of federal management called for in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget blueprint. Other initiatives include a revamp of the General Schedule personnel system, real-time performance reviews of management efforts and enhanced training for senior executives.

Tags: OPM , HRStat , workforce , employee morale , budget , 2015 budget , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , information sharing , technology , Michael OConnell , Transparency , records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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Transforming the way the federal government manages its financial services

How does the Fiscal Service transform the way the federal government manages its financial services? What is the Fiscal Service doing to promote financial integrity and operational efficiency? How has the consolidation to Fiscal Service gone? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Lebryk, Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Dave Lebryk

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:02pm EST
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Second former GSA official cleared of wrongdoing in conference scandal

James Weller won his wrongful termination case before the Merit Systems Protection Board against GSA. The board ruled Weller deserves 19 months of back pay and to be put back in his former job as Region 7 PBS commissioner.

Tags: GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Shakeup at GSA , Western Regions Conference , MSPB , Paul Prouty , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:15pm EST
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Veterans make up growing share of federal workforce so why is their morale faltering?

Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before -- in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.

Tags: workforce , veteran , veteran hiring , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Brandon Friedman , Alex Horton , VA , Barrett Bogue , Eric Young , Bureau of Prisons , morale , Jeff Neal , Patrick Boulay

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT
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