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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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Frankenstein, Dracula, Nick Nolte at the gates

What's your worst nightmare? How about Dracula, Frankenstein and Nick Nolte appearing in your bedroom? Or is it the long-predicted retirement tsunami? Because maybe, after 13 years of building up, it's on its way, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , retirement , retirement tsunami

Monday - 10/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Last hired, first fired: Where are you in line?

If Uncle Sam really drives off the sequestration cliff in January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Do you have a job parachute?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , workforce , hiring , pay and benefits , retirement

Friday - 09/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

Agencies increase proportion of Hispanics in workforce

Hispanics accounted for more than eight in 100 civilian federal employees in 2011. The minority group also made gains in the Senior Executive Service and represented the third largest ethnic group in the federal government.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Hispanics , Hispanic hiring , hiring , John Berry , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:47pm EDT

It's a bird, it's a plane ... Nope, it's a bird

The long-predicted retirement tsunami may or may not be out there. But if you are even thinking about retiring, you should assume the worst and protect yourself with a financial life-jacket That, or prepare for a long time underwater, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , retirement , retirement tsunami

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 02:00am EDT
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