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Can trust be rebuilt between feds and the government?

Trust is a critical factor in the relationship between federal managers and employees. Without it, whistleblowers are retaliated against; minor Hatch Act violations receive severe punishments; and unsuitable employees are given security clearances. In our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees, Federal News Radio explores what a lack of trust has created in government and what it will take to restore it.

Tags: Trust Redefined , Tom Temin , Hatch Act , whistleblowers , sexual assaults , security clearances , insider threats

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 03:43am EDT

Agency budget squeeze eroding trust between employees, management

Susan Tsui Grundmann, chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board, said many federal employees filed furlough appeals last year because they said they didn't trust that their managers were making the right spending decisions that could have fended off the need to furlough employees. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Tags: management , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furloughs , furlough appeals , Trust Redefined , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:10am EDT
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Agencies rev up for 2014 Feds Feed Families food drive

June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year's drive netted 9 million pounds of donated food.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , USDA , Tom Vilsack , food drive , donations , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Boko Haram, Benghazi, and the Mexican drug war

Mark Schroeder and Fred Burton from Stratfor, will give us an update on terrorist activities around the world, and the latest news on the Mexican drug war.
May 16, 2014

Tags: Boko Haram , Benghazi , Mexican drug war , Mark Schroeder , Fred Burton , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/16/2014, 08:11pm EDT
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OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , acquisition policy , training , OFPP , NCMA , Lesley Field , Chief Acquisition Officerís Council , Beth Blazek , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

After years of budget constraints, fed bashing and gridlock on Capitol Hill, some say the relationship between government and its employees has changed. The result is mutual suspicion and even distrust between federal managers and their employees. Federal News Radio will examine the level of trust between the government and its employees in a special report May 20-22. Web Manager Julia Ziegler spoke with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive about the series and how you can participate.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Trust Redefined ,

Friday - 05/16/2014, 11:52am EDT
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Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , AFFIRM , training , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

Secretary Penny Pritzker, Commerce Department

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says people and customer service are the leading priorities for her agency. She says she is paying close attention to how every one of her initiatives supports them. Secretary Pritzker sat down with Executive Editor Jason Miller for an exclusive interview about Commerce's progress in meeting her strategic vision. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Penny Pritzker , Commerce , strategic vision , Jason Miller , management ,

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 12:16pm EDT
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Hunting season on feds extended, expanded

The long hunting season on federal bureaucrats just got longer -- and with an expanded range of targets: Including your retirement plan and your boss's job security, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:00am EDT

Commerce Secretary Pritzker layers people, customer service throughout strategic goals

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is overseeing progress against five strategic pillars, including innovation, trade and management. She said she's trying to make sure employees feel connected to the vision and mission of the agency.

Tags: management , Commerce , Penny Pritzker , people , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 04:11am EDT
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