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Why is change so hard to accomplish in government?

They may have the best of intentions, but people who have not spent time working within the bureaucracy rarely understand the complexities of changing government, particularly in this era of partisanship, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: jeff neal , commentary , ICF International , workforce

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 03:52am EDT

Are agencies meeting cross-agency goals? OMB reviews make it hard to tell

The Office of Management and Budget's assessment of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals could use improvement, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Tuesday. GAO found many of the reviews lacked relevant information, such as time frames for particular goals and the status of ongoing efforts.

Tags: OMB , GAO , Performance.gov , cross-agency goals , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:41am EDT

Dunford, Carter ascend to new leadership roles in Navy Department

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Gen. Joe Dunford is the new Marine Corps commandant nominee, and Rear Adm. Walter Carter Jr. has been nominated to lead the U.S. Naval Academy.

Tags: people , Chuck Hagel , Joe Dunford , Walter Carter , Navy , Marines Corps , U.S. Naval Academy , DoD , Congress , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/06/2014, 01:20pm 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 3, 2014

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

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 09:25pm EDT
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IG encourages USPS to follow private sector lead for benefit programs

The Postal Service Inspector General recommended that USPS make changes to its decades-old benefit programs that cost the agency millions.

Tags: USPS , oversight pay and benefits , workforce , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:11am EDT

Veterans Department to be led by career banker

After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Sloan Gibson

Sunday - 06/01/2014, 03:42pm EDT

CFPB, union go back to the drawing board on performance ratings

Following complaints of widespread discrimination, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is overhauling its system for evaluating employee performance. The financial watchdog's performance-appraisal system resulted in "systematically lower ratings" for black and Hispanic employees, employees over the age of 40, employees located in field offices and those employed at lower pay scales, according to report on the performance-appraisal system published by the agency earlier this month.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , CFPB , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , performance ratings

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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U.S. Cyber Command wants DISA to take greater role in DoD cyber defense

Under a construct that's still under discussion, the Defense Information Systems Agency would take charge of some portion of DoD's cyber defenses under a new Joint Force Headquarters.

Tags: DoD , DISA , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Rogers , Edward Cardon , AFCEA , workforce , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:46am EDT
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Courageous leadership inspires former POW to overcome fear, lead others

The leadership displayed by his fellow prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp inspired the leadership lessons Lee Ellis teaches as part of his job as a leadership consultant.

Tags: Lee Ellis , leadership , Hanoi Hilton , Vietnam War , veterans , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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Survey reveals gaps in agency planning for next-generation workforce

Agencies are struggling to fill gaps in their succession-planning efforts, according to a new survey. Many of the HR professionals surveyed said their agencies aren't planning to invest in key succession-planning initiatives. And even where they are taking action, too many agency managers are taking a piecemeal, "siloed" approach, according to experts.

Tags: workforce , recruiting , succession planning , Cornerstone OnDemand , David Krieg , John Palguta , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 02:48pm EDT
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