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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief human capital officers are starting to say that working within the current federal HR system may not be the answer to improving hiring, firing and other personnel processes. Instead, they say it's time to make wholesale changes to the increasingly unwieldy human resources system. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive to discuss ideas on how to fix the federal HR system. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , CHCO , human resources , Partnership for Public Service , hiring ,

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 09:29am 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 , morale , Trust Redefined , hiring ,

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:00am EDT
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Improving the federal workforce

Avue Technologies Co-CEO Linda Rix will discuss some ideas on how to make the federal government a more attractive option for job seekers.
March 28,2014 (Encore presentation April 4, 2014)

Tags: workforce , hiring , pay for performance , OPM , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , human resource management , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:49pm EDT
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Size of the federal workforce dips as number of new hires tumbles

Federal hiring declined last year, with new government hires dropping to fewer than 90,000 in fiscal 2012. The dip in hiring caused the size of the federal workforce to retract slightly to about 2.1 million federal workers about on par with 2009 levels, according to new government data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: workforce , hiring , Partnership for Public Service , veteran hiring , diversity , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 05:47pm EDT

Grassroots organization breaks barriers for feds with disabilities

Federal Employees with Disabilities, or FEDs, is an organization that promotes equality in the workplace for persons with disabilities. FEDs focuses on addressing inclusion and breaking attitudinal barriers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Employees with Disabilities , workforce , employment , Rehabilitation Act , Jason Olsen , Shefali Kapadia , EEOC

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:59am EDT
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OPM searches for candid answers from departing SES members

The Office of Personnel Management wants more information on why members of the Senior Executive Service are leaving their jobs. It's hoping a new exit survey being distributed to departing SES employees will help agencies improve their retention, recruitment and succession planning efforts. OPM said it wants employees to be as candid as possible with their answers to the anonymous survey.

Tags: SES , OPM , survey , workforce , succession planning

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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IRS budget woes, shrinking staff threaten to derail agency

As the Internal Revenue Service prepares to enter tax season full-bore, the agency is faced with a tightened budget, a shrinking workforce and an ever-more complex and increasing workload. That combination, along with leadership changes at the top of agency, threatens to upend the gains IRS has made over the past few years to better manage its workforce, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an agency watchdog.

Tags: IRS , workforce , TIGTA , human capital , hiring freeze , buyouts , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 07:02pm EST

Employees skeptical of managers' ability to cut deadwood

Federal employees are skeptical their managers are making effective decisions about the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Just 24 percent of the employees agreed that their agencies properly addressed poor performers, while 29 percent of respondents indicated their organizations eliminated unnecessary programs and positions, according to the survey of 42,000 feds from 24 agencies and departments.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , workforce , management , best practices , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:20pm EST

Survey: CHCOs feel effect of budget crunch on recruiting, training

Budget constraints are top of mind for agency chief human capital officers. And with good reason. CHCOs say they are feeling the effects of the budget crunch, particularly in recruiting, retaining and training employees, according to a Federal News Radio survey. Eugene Hubbard, head of the National Science Foundation's Office of Information and Resource Management, told Federal News Radio the budget squeeze and shrinking workforces mean agency employees are doing more with less to keep pace with the mission.

Tags: Eugene Hubbard , NSF , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore , management , budget , workforce , CHCO , HR , pay freeze , morale , recruiting , hiring , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 07:46pm EST
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DoD should recruit from global STEM workforce, report says

The 18-month study found DoD is no longer the employer of choice for STEM workers, at a time it should be attracting a "high fraction of the highest-quality STEM workforce."

Tags: STEM , DoD , workforce , C.D. Mote , In Depth , recruitment , technology

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:52pm EDT
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