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Fixing the SES: The truth about accountability

Does the federal government hold members of the Senior Executive Service accountable for their actions? In part three of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former senior executives respond candidly to the criticism.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Fixing the SES , Senior Executive Service , accountability , OPM , exclusive , Jeri Buchholz , Mark Meadows , Jason Chaffetz , Eddie Ribas , Barbara Sisson , Bill Valdez , David Bray , Steve Shih , SEA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 02:58am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Members of the Senior Executive Service have had a rough year or two. Now political leaders from both the White House and Congress offer up ways to improve the SES. There's the mundane, such as the White House is launching a candidate development program. And the punitive legislation that would make it easier to fire SES members when things go wrong. Today, Federal News Radio launches a special series called "Fixing the SES." We'll bring you the voices of those who know the system best current and former SES members. We start with former acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel. He was an SES member before becoming a political appointee. He's now an outside consultant. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Werfel told reporter Emily Kopp that SES members are older and under more stress than ever before.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , SES , workforce , Fixing the SES

Monday - 02/09/2015, 09:15am EST
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Fixing the SES: 'This used to be an honor. Now it's a joke.'

Fewer than half of the Senior Executive Service members who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio online survey say they would join today. The survey results were even more dim for federal employees at the GS-15 and GS-14 ranks. In the first of our four-part special report, Fixing the SES, we examine how current senior execs feel about the SES, and what they believe is right and wrong with the service.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Ron Sanders , Steve Shih , David Bray , Bill Valdez , Congress , accountability , James Lankford , Vanderbilt University , David Lewis , Barbara Sisson , Jason Chaffetz , Fixing the SES , Danny Werfel , survey , Tim Walberg , OPM , exclusive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 05:00am EST

Improper payments by agency, FY 2011

A chart of the six agencies with the most improper payments in 2011.

Tags: Obama Impact , Improper payments , management , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 09/14/2012, 12:58pm EDT

SPECIAL REPORT: DHS creates bonds among first responders

Office of Interoperability and Compatibility connects community requirements with manufacturers. Technology gets developed by users, vendors together.

Tags: technology , DHS , Luke Berndt , Office of Science and Technology , Office Interoperability and Compatibility , interoperability , first responders , Safecom , series

Friday - 05/29/2009, 12:09pm EDT
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SPECIAL REPORT: DHS creates bonds among first responders

Office of Interoperability and Compatibility connects community requirements with manufacturers. Technology gets developed by users, vendors together.

Tags: technology , DHS , Luke Berndt , Office of Science and Technology , Office Interoperability and Compatibility , interoperability , first responders , Safecom

Friday - 05/29/2009, 06:55am EDT

DHS nominee: science for security

Senate Homeland Security Committee holds confirmation hearings for Tara O'Toole, President Obama's nominee to head up the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. O'Toole brings a background in medicine and science to the job overseeing the development of technology for the agencies tasked with protecting the nation.

Tags: technology , DHS , mngt , nominations , transition , Tara O'Toole , Senator Joe Lieberman , Senator Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Friday - 06/19/2009, 07:02am EDT
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