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Influx of employees is part of HUD's ongoing culture change

The Department of Housing and Urban Development hired 1,000 new employees in 2014. The new workers are helping the agency reverse a downward trend around morale.

Tags: workforce , Jason Miller , HUD , Michael Anderson , Towanda Brooks , Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work , training , security clearance

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 03:47am EST
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Elaine Duke, Principal, Elaine Duke and Associates

Turning the calendar to 2015 has some federal leaders thinking more about the year 2020, specifically what the federal workforce looks like in five years. A lot of the focus has been on recruitment in the past few years. Elaine Duke is principal at Elaine Duke and Associates. She's former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says retention could be the big challenge for the new year.

Tags: Elaine Duke , Elaine Duke and Associates , oversight , workforce , hiring , technology , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:23pm EST

Online Chat: Ask the CIO with CBP's Charlie Armstrong

Charlie Armstrong, the chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his IT priorities, cloud computing, securing networks and systems, and workforce and morale issues, among other topics.

Tags: Charlie Armstrong , CBP , DHS , CXO Surveys , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , online chat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , workforce ,

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 01:00pm EDT

2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Senior leaders get low marks

Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, based on the Office of Personnel Management's survey of nearly 400,000 employees across government. More broadly, the survey suggests employees are even less enthusiastic about their jobs than they were last year, when OPM warned agencies to heed signs of low morale.

Tags: OPM , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , leadership , John Salamone , Jeff Neal , Kathryn Medina , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:00am EDT

Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

The results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey should be coming soon, and experts expect the trends we've seen over the last few years to continue this year. One of those trends is falling morale among younger, newer federal employees. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered ways agencies can try to keep up morale among their youngest employees.

Tags: Virginia Hill , In Depth , workforce , retention , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , Young Government Leaders

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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Q&A with OPM: Retirement, benefits and employee morale

The Office of Personnel Management answers federal employees' questions about phased retirement, diversity, recruitment and training, morale, pay, and more.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , Katherine Archuleta , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , exclusive , diversity , SES

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 08:37am EDT

Bob Tobias, American University

If you believe the surveys, federal workplace morale and employee engagement have declined in recent years. For a variety of reasons, a disconnect has occurred between federal employees and their managers. As part our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees, we're exploring how feds can develop a new model of trust. Bob Tobias is director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He joined Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive and explained, first, you have to solve the gap between GS-15s and SESers, and the employees they lead.

Tags: Bob Tobias , American University , Federal Drive , Trust Redefined , workforce

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 09:53am EDT
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How to make the federal workforce feel respected once again

People work better and more efficiently when they feel respected. And lately, Congress hasn't done a lot to make federal workers feel valued, says Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in a column written for Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees. But, Tester says, he has a plan to start changing that low morale.

Tags: Jon Tester , Senate , Congress , workforce , Trust Redefined , hiring , retention

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:00am EDT
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Congress can't be trusted to do right by feds

Despite the challenges they face, federal employees come to work every day and strive to do their best because they are dedicated to their jobs. What will it take for Congress to start treating them with the respect they deserve, asks AFGE President J. David Cox in a column written for Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , workforce , Trust Redefined ,

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:10am EDT
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Agency leaders 'on a mission' to pump up employee morale

Federal employees are growing increasingly frustrated with budget cuts, stagnant pay levels and a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy, government surveys reveal. At a townhall event hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, the heads of the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor say they're getting the message.

Tags: management , Jeh Johnson , Penny Pritzker , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Tom Perez , DOL , DHS , workforce , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:37pm EDT
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