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Agencies distrust OPM prices for conducting background checks

The costs reported by the Office of Personnel Management to conduct background investigations and security-clearance checks for federal agencies have skyrocketed in the past six years, according to a Feb. 28 Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday. But agency customers are growing dissatisfied with the lack of transparency surrounding price increases and are starting to looking elsewhere, GAO auditors said in the report.

Tags: technology , management , GAO , OPM , Merton Miller , Federal Investigative Services ,

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:01pm EDT

OPM's strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform

Agency details four broad areas it wants to focus on to improve federal human resources processes. OPM also calls for specific changes around hiring reform, telework, security clearances and retirement processing.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , OPM , strategic plan , Human resources reform , hiring , Retirement Systems Modernization , telework

Monday - 03/15/2010, 03:53pm EDT

Efforts underway to clear out the security clearance backlog

The time it takes to get a top secret or secret security clearance in the federal government has dropped significantly over the past five years.

Tags: security , Defense , DoD , mngt , jobs , Beth McGrath

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 10:40am EST
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Background checks move to the forefront

The Supreme Court has refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Debra Roth explains what's going on here.

Tags: Federal Drive , Legal Loop , pay and benefits , background check , Debra Roth , NASA , JPL , SCOTUS

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 09:41am EST
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DoD clearance success paves way for future

Management leaders in the Defense Department said a dogged and determined end-to-end examination of the government's complex security clearance processes got that topic off of GAO's high risk list this year. That approach is coming to the rest of DoD's back office operations.

Tags: DoD , management , technology , DCMO , Elizabeth McGrath , David Wennergren , Government Executive , GAO , High Risk list , back office functions , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:23am EDT
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Clearance jobs and the government shutdown

ClearanceJobs.com editor Lindy Kyzer joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of the current job market and what you can do to find out which jobs are available.
April 8, 2011 (Encore presentation April 29, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , ClearanceJobs.com , Lindy Kyzer , federal jobs , Derrick T. Dortch , Fed Access , government shutdown

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:36pm EDT
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Don't get your security clearance all furloughed up

A government shutdown has been avoided for now. But if one would occur, federal employees with security clearances might want to be careful. Employee attorney John Mahoney explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , shutdown , budget , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , credit rating , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:31am EST
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DoD hoping for shorter GAO High Risk List

The Defense Department's leader of business process reform said Friday that she's hopeful the Government Accountability Office will remove one of DoD's high risk areas from its biennial list of government trouble spots. GAO is expected to issue the list within the next several weeks.

Tags: DoD , management , best practices , Elizabeth McGrath , AFCEA , GAO , High Risk list , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/24/2011, 06:55am EST
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Foreclosure freeze could put security clearances at risk

The moratorium on many foreclosures has put some federal workers' security clearances in jeopardy, The Washington Post reports.

Tags: Washington Post , foreclosures , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 03:29pm EDT

Clearance Jobs/Security Clearances

Evan Lesser
ClearanceJobs.com
William Henderson
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Encore Presentation

Tags: P&B , Derrick Dortch , Evan Lesser , William Henderson , ClearanceJobs.com , background check , OPM , DSS

Friday - 12/18/2009, 12:09pm EST
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