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Outgoing FDA Commissioner confident in agency's future

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down after nearly six years on the job.

Tags: FDA , Margaret Hamburg , Federal Drive , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 11:19am EDT
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Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg will be stepping down this week. She's been on the job for nearly six years. The former New York City public health commissioner has had an eventful career in Washington. The compounding pharmacy scare and passage of a major reform bill are just a couple of the big episodes. Ahead of her departure, she sat down with Federal Drive Host Tom Temin to review her tenure at the agency and offer some thoughts on where it should go in the future.

Tags: Margaret Hamburg , FDA , people , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 03/30/2015, 09:33am EDT
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3 reasons why new SES reform panel can succeed where others have not

The real test will be if the panel created by the administration is allowed to tell the truth and make something happen, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , SES , commentary , Francis Rose , Workforce , In Depth

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:58am EDT

Obama SES reform plan makes problem worse, not better

President Barack Obama addressed members of the Senior Executive Service today intending to raise their morale. In Depth host Francis Rose says the President's remarks may have done the opposite.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , commentary , Francis Rose , Workforce , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:15pm EST

March Madness gives agencies a how-to guide to build championship HR teams

Liam Ackland, president of NGA.NET North America, encourages agencies to model their recruiting strategies after successful college basketball teams, which traditionally shy away from "one-and-dones."

Tags: Liam Ackland , NGA.NET , human capital , hiring , commentary , Workforce , retention

Friday - 03/27/2015, 04:43am EDT

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

House budget targets federal benefits, seeks smaller civilian workforce

The Fiscal Year 2016 budget the House passed Wednesday calls on federal employees to make greater contributions to their retirement plans, while altering the Thrift Savings Plan's G Fund. The budget also seeks to reduce the civilian workforce by 10 percent over the next 10 years through attrition.

Tags: budget , House , Tom Price , IRS , Workforce , retirement , benefits , USPS , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:28am EDT

Instead of remaking the SES, let's create something completely new

The key to SES reform is not about tweaking the SES or writing a set of guiding principles that no one will follow. Former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal takes you inside his idea for an entirely new merit-based construct, neither career nor political, that is focused on a much smaller number of critical federal jobs.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , SES , SES reform , commentary , Workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 04:38am EDT

OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: real property , federal buildings , OMB , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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