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Census managers, employees take backseat-driver role in reorg

Bureau leadership has relied heavily on ideas from the workforce as the agency pushes ahead with its first major reorganization in 50 years. The goal is to create a more efficient and effective Census Bureau, officials say.

Tags: Census , Nancy Potok , management , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 03:26pm EDT
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USPS agrees to buyout plan with postal workers union

The service will offer $15,000 incentive that would be paid out over two installments to retirement-eligible employees.

Tags: USPS , APWU , retirement , early out , buyouts , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Job jitters

Worried about Congress changing your retirement benefits? If so, that should be the least of your worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , Congress , annuity

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees

Current and former federal employees, not hardened criminals, committed most acts of workplace violence, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The federal workplace was also more violent when compared with the private sector.

Tags: management , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , workplace violence , building security , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:29pm EDT

IFVs -- Feds as the ultimate swingers!

With just weeks until election day, take time out to consider what may be one of the largest most-likely-to-vote bloc of voters that is mostly underneath the political radar. Meet the IFVs (Invisible Federal Voters). And check out their numbers in critical swing vote states.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , 2012 election , federal employees , voting

Monday - 10/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

House votes to expand whistleblower protections

The House voted Friday to significantly expand protections for federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse and make it easier to punish supervisors who try to retaliate against the whistleblowers.

Tags: House , Congress , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Darrell Issa ,

Friday - 09/28/2012, 02:25pm EDT

Management successes paving the way for One-DHS

Rafael Borras, the Homeland Security Department's undersecretary for management, said in an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, improvements to back-office functions show how interdependent the agency has become over the last few years. DHS is managing its acquisition, financial management and human capital processes through a holistic approach.

Tags: Rafael Borras , DHS , acquisition , budget , financial management , Agency of the Month , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , human capital management

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT
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DHS surfing the retirement wave, turns focus to leadership, morale

Catherine Emerson, the agency's chief human capital officer, said the annual turnover rate is only 1.35 percent for its 240,000 employees. She said new programs, called Cornerstone and Capstone, are trying to ensure employees have the leadership training necessary for the future. The Coast Guard also is increasing employee engagement as it prepares to move into its new headquarters at St. Elizabeth's in Washington.

Tags: Catherine Emerson , DHS , CHCO , recruitment , cybersecurity , diversity , morale , Manson Brown , Coast Guard , management , leadership training , succession planning , Jason Miller , Francis Rose , Agency of the Month

Monday - 09/10/2012, 11:14am EDT
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DHS cultivates cyber workforce, tools

The agency is changing its approach to the Einstein tool to keep up with the changing technology. Mark Weatherford, under secretary for cybersecurity, said on Agency of the Month that DHS is helping agencies be more proactive in defending their networks. He isn't worried about the turnover in his office.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , budget , Chris Cummiskey , Mark Weatherford , NPPD , management , Agency of the Month , HSPD-12 , St. Elizabeth , technology , Eisnstein , Jason Miller , In Depth

Monday - 09/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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Embassy security and traveling abroad

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at STRATFOR, will talk about the recent attacks on U.S. Embassies in Middle East, and other security threats.
September 28, 2012(Encore presentation October 5, 2012)

Tags: embassies , Fred Burton , Stratfor , security vulnerabilities , security threat , terrorist threats , terrorist attack , drug wars , drug cartels , Mexican drug cartel , Mexican border , travel security , Derrick Dortch , Embassy attacks , Fed Access

Friday - 09/28/2012, 09:38pm EDT
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