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What's your why?

What do Mary Poppins and Washington Redskins quarterback RJ Griffin III have in common? According to one Federal Report reader, the answer is: a lot

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Friday - 06/27/2014, 02:00am EDT

Army Corps of Engineers exploring new ways to finance missions

Army Corps of Engineers faces billions of dollars in backlogged projects. With little hope of additional funding from Congress, officials are looking for alternative ways to finance the public infrastructure they're charged with maintaining.

Tags: DoD , Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , budget , Congress , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:27am EDT
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Lessons in federal training - straight from your garden

Training should not be about checking items off a list, says GSA Chief Learning Officer Mike Casey. It should be more like a "self-weeding garden."

Tags: training , Mike Casey , chief learning officer , workforce , GSA , Francis Rose , In Depth , Executive Suite , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 03:48pm EDT
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You're fired! And other federal management fantasies

The Veterans Affairs Department recently revealed that none of its senior executives had gotten a rating below fully successful in the past four years. While that may seem shocking, the VA is not that out of the ordinary. Sub-par ratings for SES members are not common and firing them is even less common, says former CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Senior Executive Service , workforce , Veterans Affairs Department , commentary

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 11:53am EDT

2 top Veterans Affairs officials leaving jobs

Two top Department of Veterans Affairs officials are stepping down, the beleaguered agency announced Wednesday as it continued reeling from complaints that thousands of veterans have endured long waits for appointments and poor medical care.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Bernie Sanders , Sloan Gibson

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 06:30pm EDT

VA reshuffling leadership team

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Friday the nomination of Carolyn Clancy as interim undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: VA , people , Carolyn Clancy , Sloan Gibson , Robert Jesse , Eric Shinseki , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:58pm EDT

Senate report: VA's scheduling problems are a symptom of malpractice epidemic

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) investigation into Veterans Affairs hospitals reveals widespread manipulation, criminal activity and poor management.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , oversight , Congress , Senate , Tom Coburn , Robert Gates , Sloan Gibson , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:13am EDT

Is the GovCon services market a "real" market?

John Hillen, executive in residence and professor of practice at George Mason University's School of Management will discuss the growth of the GovCon services market.
June 24, 2014

Tags: sotera defense solutions , George Mason University School of Mangement , GovCon services market , John Hillen , Roger Waldron , acquisition , contracting , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 09:25pm EDT
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Is your agency getting the most out of its social media efforts?

Is your agency getting as much value out of its social media efforts as it could be? A new report offers tips for agencies looking to take advantage of the data that can be mined from Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.

Tags: social media , workforce , marketing , IBM , technology , Ines Mergel , Stephanie Wasko , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Obama gives feds right to request more flexible work options

Federal employees now have the right to request a more flexible work schedule and managers must "carefully" consider those requests, President Barack Obama told agency heads in a June 23 memo on expanding workplace flexibility in the federal government. The memo, which coincided with a White House conference on working families, also encourages agency heads to expand flexible workplace policies, such as telework, alternative work schedules and temporary part-time duty "to the maximum extent practicable."

Tags: workforce , workplace flexibility , telework , Barack Obama , Mike Aitken , SHRM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 01:37pm EDT
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