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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) represents about 300,000 federal employees. He launched a listening tour of sorts Friday, appearing at the Census Bureau offices in Suitland, Maryland, for a town hall event. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was in the audience. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ben Cardin , Senate , Census Bureau

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , COLA , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
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How many contractors does the government have?

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed that it didn't have any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government's contracted workforce. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says knowing that number might not matter too much to taxpayers in the long run.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , DHS , human capital , contracting , Industry , management , commentary

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:31pm EDT

Boko Haram & the drug war in Mexico

Mark Schroeder and Tristan Reed from Stratfor, will give us an update on the terrorist group Boko Haram, and the latest news on the Mexican drug war.
March 13, 2015

Tags: terrorism , Boko Haram , Mexican drug war , Mexican drug cartels , Mark Schroeder , Tristan Reed , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/13/2015, 07:43pm EDT
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OPM banks on data to attract younger, more diverse job seekers

Four in 10 federal employees will be eligible to retire in the next five years. Who will take their place remains the big question. Meanwhile, 70 percent of jobs advertised on USAJobs.gov go to internal candidates, says Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , REDI , hiring , data , USAJobs.gov , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/09/2015, 05:58pm EDT

CIO Council to try to deepen the pool of IT workers

A new survey from the Chief Information Officers and Chief Human Capital Officers councils shows most agencies are finding the pool of job candidates to choose from is too shallow. Darren Ash and Richard McKinney, the co-chairmen of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee, said 75 percent of agency IT managers and human resource executives responding to the survey said they couldn't recruit the necessary talent to do mission critical work.

Tags: Technology , Darren Ash , NRC , Richard McKinney , Transportation Department , CIO Council , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:15am EDT
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Four bills that could affect your federal job, salary

The 114th Congress has introduced numerous bills, many of which directly target the federal workforce. Here are four recently introduced bills that, if they become law, could affect your job and paycheck.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:44am EDT

Council on governmentwide diversity to impact agency hiring

Following up on the Office of Personnel Management's new recruitment and retention strategy the Chief Human Capital Officers Council announced Friday a governmentwide forum on diversity hiring.

Tags: OPM , CHCOC , OMB , EEOC , Katherine Archuleta , diversity hiring , hiring ,

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:56am EDT

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Ever since the Veterans Affairs scheduling scandal broke, Congress has been heckling the department to fire more people. Robespierre might have resorted to the guillotine to secure the French Revolution. But is simply rolling heads the best strategy for getting the performance you want from your staff? John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with why firing is just one small piece of the performance puzzle.

Tags: John Palguta , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Partnership for Public Service , Veterans Affairs

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:50am EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Managers across the federal government know they have a big challenge when it comes to recruiting and maintaining a workforce of the future. A good one, that is. So, the Office of Personnel Management is going back to the basics in order to get the job done. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a look inside OPM's latest strategy.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , hiring , millenials

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:16am EDT
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