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Fat cat feds? Up to a point

It will be months, at least, before the full scope of the VA scandal is known. But for many taxpayers, it is further proof that federal workers are overpaid, underworked and fireproof, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Monday - 06/16/2014, 01:20pm EDT

Families wait for final rule granting flags for feds killed in line of duty

Congress unanimously passed the Civilian Service Recognition Act in late 2011, allowing agency heads to present an American flag to federal employees killed in the line of duty as the result of a crime, terrorism or natural disaster. But OPM has lagged in implementing regulations.

Tags: OPM , Civilian Service Recognition Act , Federal-Postal Coalition , SEA , Jenny Mattingley , Bruce Moyer , Richard Hanna , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:00am EDT

Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: human resources , OPM , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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An update on the clearance jobs market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community.
June 13, 2014

Tags: contracting , federal hiring , security clearances , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 06/13/2014, 07:08pm EDT
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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on phased retirement, boosting morale and diversity

The Office of Personnel Management hopes to complete final regulations for phased retirement by October, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said during an exclusive online chat with Federal News Radio. Archuleta also joined Your Turn with Mike Causey, where she discussed employee morale and engagement and strengthening federal diversity initiatives.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , online chat , OPM , Mike Causey , phased retirement , diversity

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:27am EDT

Too many vets spoil the soup?

One of America's new guessing games is trying to figure out what went wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs and how to fix it. Some have suggested the problem is that the VA has too many vets?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , VA ,

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:36pm EDT

Don't miss your chance to tell your boss what you really think

The deadline for the annual Employee Viewpoint Survey is rapidly approaching. Federal employees selected to participate in the survey &dmash; gauging employee morale and views of agency management have until Friday to complete the survey. As of Tuesday morning, about 330,000 employees have completed the online survey, OPM officials said in a press call with reporters. Another 80,000 or so are still in the process of completing the survey.

Tags: OPM , employee morale , Katherine Archuleta , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jonathan Foley , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 11:52am EDT

Report: CHCOs left out of agency decisions

The Government Accountability Office tells Chief Human Capital Officers to communicate with human-capital staff and coordinate with other agencies to champion shared challenges.

Tags: management , OPM , GAO , human capital , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:23am EDT

Why is change so hard to accomplish in government?

They may have the best of intentions, but people who have not spent time working within the bureaucracy rarely understand the complexities of changing government, particularly in this era of partisanship, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , management , ICF International ,

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 03:52am EDT
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