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Thousands of veterans' calls for help go to voicemail

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General identified a total of 40,500 missed opportunities for the call center to refer veterans to appropriate care and services.

Tags: Veterans Affairs Department , homelessness , Baylee Crone , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:54am EST

The 100,000 Jobs Mission: Is it a success?

Maureen Casey with JP Morgan Chase and Company, and the Rand Corporation's Dr. Margaret Harrell, join host Derrick Dortch to talk about a new report that looks at lessons learned from a program that helps veterans find jobs in private sector.
November 21, 2014 (Encore presentation November 28, 2014)

Tags: workforce , Veterans hiring , veterans training , Maureen Casey , JP Morgan Chase , Margaret Harrell , RAND Corporation , 100,000 Jobs Mission , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access ,

Friday - 11/21/2014, 07:56pm EST
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Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States

Two Treasury agencies have managed to make big gains in hiring veterans. In 2014, half of new hires at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Mint were veterans. Now, veterans make up about one-third of employees at each of the two agencies. How'd they do it? Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States, shared details with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Rosie Rios , Bureau of Engraving and Printing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , hiring , workforce , Treasury Department

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:16am EST
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OPM seeks more millennials, female vets

Director Katherine Archuleta says the personnel agency is overhauling the government's recruiting tools to attract tech-savvy twentysomethings who might not be charmed, exactly, by stuffy job descriptions or bureaucratic websites.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , workforce , millennials , recruitment

Friday - 11/14/2014, 02:28pm EST

Kim Hayes, CEO and Co-Founder, Ambit Group

The reorganization at the Veterans Affairs Department is a rebranding effort in many ways. VA Secretary Bob McDonald will hire a chief customer service officer to try to reverse an image of poor quality care for its customers. Kim Hayes, CEO and co-founder of Ambit Group, is also a finalist for Executive of Year at the 2014 GovCon awards. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about Ambit Group's data-centric approach to agency reorganization.

Tags: Kim Hayes , Robert McDonald , Veterans Affairs , customer service , Ambit Group , GovCon Awards , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:14pm EST
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

A scholarship for veterans who want to be your agency's next acquisition leaders is now available. The Coalition for Government Procurement unveils it in its 35th anniversary celebration. Roger Waldron, president of the coalition, told In Depth with Francis Rose about the celebration.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , workforce , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:10pm EST
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Sharon Roth, Senior Research Analyst, Merit Systems Protection Board

Just in time for Veterans Day, the Merit Systems Protection Board has issued fresh guidance for federal managers on the topic of veterans hiring preferences. Two laws underpin the myriad of veterans preference regulations. Sharon Roth, a senior research analyst at the Merit Systems Protection Board, was the project manager of the report. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the new guidance.

Tags: Sharon Roth , Merit Systems Protection Board , hiring , management , VEOA , USERRA , workforce , Department of Labor , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , MSPB

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:02am EST
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John Grant, General Services Administration

Although many have retired, the later wave of Vietnam veterans are still active in the federal workforce, including John Grant, the Region Eight customer accounts and research director in the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. At one time in special forces, Grant worked in the technology industry before joining the federal government. He's also active in the ACT-IAC group. Grant spoke with Tom Temin at the recent ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg.

Tags: John Grant , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , ACT-IAC , workforce , hiring

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:40am EST
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MSPB report unravels veterans' rights under workforce laws

In a report released just before Veterans Day, the Merit Systems Protection Board outlined some of the complications in two key veterans workforce laws. Sharon Roth, MSPB senior research analyst, said managers need to better understand veterans' rights when hiring.

Tags: Sharon Roth , MSPB , USERRA , VEOA , management

Monday - 11/10/2014, 12:32pm EST
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Legion sees hurdles amid the progress at VA

Six month after the American Legion led the call for then-Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, Executive Director Verna Jones says she has no regrets. "We got it right," she said. "Because of that change, things are happening." Fewer veterans are waiting weeks for appointments, but Jones sees much that needs improvement at the VA.

Tags: American Legion , Verna Jones , Veterans Affairs Department , Emily Kopp

Friday - 11/07/2014, 04:05pm EST
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