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Survey: CHCOs worry about retaining committed workforce

Retaining good employees in spite of pay freezes and cuts to employee benefits will be the biggest challenge facing agency human resources officials next year. Federal News Radio asked chief human capital officers to reflect on 2011 and make predictions for 2012.

Tags: Emily Kopp , 2011 and Beyond , hiring reform , pay freeze , pay and benefits , workforce , CHCO , CHCO Council , OPM , HR , Kathryn Medina

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:11pm EST
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EXCLUSIVE: OMB has one-year focus with IT budget guidance

Agencies must report data center consolidation savings this week to OMB in preparation for 2013 budget request. The administration keeps the IT passback guidance short with a focus only on a few priorities over the next year.

Tags: technology , OMB , IT passback , cloud computing , data center consolidation , e-government , line of business , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , shared services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 01:48pm EST
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EXCLUSIVE: IT budget guidance muddies OMB's shared-service plans

Federal News Radio obtained copies of the IT budget passback guidance and a more specific draft shared-services strategy. Both documents show OMB has a detailed plan for shared services despite asking for industry and agency input. Former federal officials say the shared-services strategy is part of waking up the dormant line of business and e-government initiatives.

Tags: budget , management , OMB , IT passback , shared services , Steven VanRoekel , Dave McClure , GSA , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:27pm EST
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GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Tags: GAO , management , GPRA , OMB , Congress , Chris Mihm , DoD , education , IRS , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm EST
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'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , data analytics , IBM , management , data , HHS , CMS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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OMB wants to change the tone of management

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients says his office will transform how it works with agencies. OMB no longer will be all about command and control, and more about collaboration. Zients's management approach is almost ready for public display.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , GAO , George Mason University , Management goals , SAVE award

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 06:44pm EDT
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OMB details approach to program evaluations

A memo from OMB director Peter Orszag details three focus areas for agencies to evaluate programs around. Administration does not mention PART or GPRA in the guidance. Agencies have until Nov. 4 to ask for extra money or to evaluate certain high-priority initiatives.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , program evaluations , PART , GPRA

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 03:31pm EDT
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Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Tom Vilsack , Jeffrey Zients , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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OFPP calls on agencies to use EVM more often on non-IT projects

New memo from OMB is third in two weeks trying to change the acquisition environment. OFPP eventually wants agencies to submit data about non-IT projects in an Exhibit 53 style format. Agencies have six weeks to submit information on their top 10 construction projects.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , Earned Value Management , Chief Acquisition Officer's Council

Monday - 11/02/2009, 04:46pm EST

Modernizing Government: how to get there from here

The White House recently gave 50 of the largest private sector companies' CEOs homework to help the government change the way it uses technology. And now agencies have the tough assignment. We get tips from an industry pro.

Tags: technology , management , Barack Obama , OMB , best practices , IRS , Booz Allen Hamilton , Dave Mader

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 09:30am EST
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