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Borras begins to see the light at the end of DHS' employee morale tunnel

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department for the last four years, who recently left DHS to return to the private sector, said the Homeland Security Department needs a tactical, sustained effort to improve employee satisfaction. He said that kind of effort has helped change the way DHS oversees and implements IT programs.

Tags: technology , management , workforce , DHS , Rafael Borras , Employee Viewpoint Survey , oversight , Program accountability and risk management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 03:55am EST
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Favoritism strains workplace morale, harms agency performance

Although federal employees reported a decrease in workplace discrimination over the past 15 years, many say favoritism is still a prominent issue. Favoritism negatively impacts workplace morale and performance.

Tags: favoritism , workforce , management , Merit Systems Protection Board , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 01:09pm EST

Cause, effect of DHS morale problems tied to leadership vacancies

Despite progress in confirming a new secretary and deputy secretary, DHS still features a large number of officials in acting roles. Former Secretary Tom Ridge told lawmakers the department cannot build nor sustain a mission-focused culture with so many non-permanent positions. NTEU says pay freezes, budget cuts and the government shutdown are more to blame for low morale across DHS and the entire government.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , David Maurer , GAO , Tom Ridge , Max Stier , leadership , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Bennie Thompson , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:18am EST

Pay freeze, sequestration take bite out of employee satisfaction, OPM survey reveals

Frustrations over federal pay, budget cuts and uncertain agency funding have weakened federal-employee satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint survey released Friday. For the second year in a row, overall employee satisfaction scores fell, dipping below 60 percent this year. Meanwhile, less than half of federal employees said they believe they have sufficient resources such as material, staff and funding to do their jobs effectively.

Tags: OPM , workforce , pay and benefits , employee satisfaction , Katherine Archuleta , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/08/2013, 05:40pm EST

POLL: How has the shutdown affected morale?

Federal News Radio wants to know how the shutdown has affected morale in your workplace. Take the poll and let us know.

Tags: government shutdown , workforce

Monday - 10/21/2013, 10:39am EDT

Shutdown: It ain't over when it's over

Reopening the government isn't going to be just like flipping on a switch. he repercussions of the shutdown will be felt for a long time to come.

Tags: Jeff Neal , government shutdown , training , Combined Federal Campaign , management , workforce

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 04:07pm EDT

Once shutdown ends, employee morale slump likely awaits

For every day that the government shutdown drags on, federal managers face a potentially growing morale crisis in the federal-employee ranks. For federal managers, returning from the shutdown, however, will offer them the opportunity to refocus on the "federal brand," the set of ideals and sense of mission that the federal government is uniquely suited to offer.

Tags: government shutdown , management , workforce , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Virginia Hill , YGL , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/11/2013, 12:09pm EDT
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OPM backlog, NARFE convention, PSPW, and more

Host Mike Causey will discuss the OPM retirement processing backlog with NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and the Federal Times' Stephen Losey.
May 8, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Office of Personnel Management , OPM backlog , Public Service Recognition Week , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 07:32pm EDT
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Low morale? You're not alone, new federal survey shows

Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership -- part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service -- shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.

Tags: Top Leaders in Federal Service , exclusive , survey , Miriam Cohen , Bob Tobias , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , leadership , Merit Systems Protection Board , Peter Leeds , James Tsugawa , Bill Spencer , Michael OConnell , workforce , management

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 06:18am EST

Survey: What is the state of federal morale and leadership?

Federal News Radio wants to know what morale is like in your federal office. We're also looking for your opinion on leaders in federal service. Take our brief survey today!

Tags: survey , leadership

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 01:23pm EST
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