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HR University showing worth, expanding after first year

The government's training portal has nearly 10,000 users. The HR University now offers college-accredited classes and in-person "flash mentoring" events. The Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council launched the portal last year as a way to save agencies money on professional development training.

Tags: management , Kathryn Medina , John Berry , OPM , CHCO Council , HR University , workforce , Gail Lovelace , GSA , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:44am EDT
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Many non-SES managers feeling left out of key discussions

GS-12s to GS-15s want more say in labor-management conversations. Patricia Niehaus, the president of the Federal Managers Association, said too often political appointees and SESers are the only managers at the table. OPM's John Berry said he will work with FMA and others to figure out how to be more inclusive.

Tags: workforce , OPM , John Berry , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , management , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Naval Research using training, telework to maintain morale

The Office of Naval Research is going beyond routine training to invest in its workforce. In addition to classroom time, employees can go to speaking engagements and complete rotational assignments, including virtual assignments.

Tags: Will Brown , Office of Naval Research , Federal Drive , HCMD , workforce , management , DoD

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:29pm EDT
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VA, Education reap benefits of hiring reforms

Improvements to training and employee retention are increasing department workforces and saving money, agency chief human capital officers for the Education and Veterans Affairs departments said at an event Tuesday.

Tags: John Sepulveda , Robert Buggs , education , Veterans Affairs , retention , hiring , management , hiring reform , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 05:44pm EST
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Agency CFOs feel strain of impending budget cuts

Agency chief financial officers and deputy CFOs said their top three priorities and challenges all revolve around improving how their agency manages spending, according to an exclusive online survey by Federal News Radio. Agencies expect the 2013 budget request to include significant cuts in across-the-board discretionary spending. CFOs and deputy CFOs also said they are concerned whether their workforces are adequately trained to meet the job's growing demands.

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , CFO Council , CFO survey , financial management , management , budget , workforce , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:45pm EST
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OPM online training course aims to make telework more accessible

The Office of Personnel Management has updated the telework training offered through Telework.gov. Agencies must provide telework training to employees who are able and willing to work outside the office before the two parties sign a telework agreement. The upgrades will allow agencies to track which employees use and complete the training, according to the memo.

Tags: telwork , Telework Enhancement Act , snow policy , workforce , OPM , John Berry , Emily Kopp ,

Monday - 01/23/2012, 04:05pm EST

CIOs must learn the soft skills

The University of Maryland's CIO Certificate program focuses on teaching its students to meet the challenges of management and leadership. The certificate program is one of several affiliated with GSA's CIO University.
January 19, 2012

Tags: technology , management , Ask the CIO , CIO University , Steve Knode , Jason Miller , University of Maryland , CIO certificate program

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 10:45pm EST
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CIOs education evolves over time

Carnegie Mellon University's CIO Institute helps train the next generation of senior technology managers.
January 12, 2012

Tags: technology , Carnegie Mellon University , Ari Lightman , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 06:30pm EST
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Congress amps up Federal Acquisition Institute's horsepower

As part of the Defense Authorization bill, lawmakers approve the FAI Improvement Act. The provision reaffirms the organization's role to oversee and train the civilian acquisition workforce. It also gives OFPP more oversight over the funding and development of procurement education.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , Dan Gordon , Susan Collins , Gerry Connolly , Congress , Federal Acquisition Institute Improvement Act , Federal Acquisition Institute , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:01am EST
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DoD plans more formalized training for financial managers

The Pentagon has standardized, course-based training and certification programs for its acquisition workforce. DoD's CFO wants comparable standards for the department's financial management community.

Tags: defense , Robert Hale , On DoD , Jared Serbu , auditability , financial management , GAO , Marines Corps , Navy , workforce , DAU ,

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:30am EST
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