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Federal pay statistics are easily manipulated, GAO reports

The Government Accountability Office looked at six studies about federal pay and found that the different approaches taken in each made their findings potentially problematic.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , POGO , Scott Amey , Keith BieryGolick , CBO

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:25am EDT

How managers can salvage training during tight budgets

One of the first victims of the budget axe is often professional training, says Linda Petersen, a former longtime Office of Personnel Management official now with Graduate School USA. Petersen, who joined In Depth with Francis Rose said too often training, which carries long-term benefits is not viewed as being part of an agency's strategic vision.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Petersen , training , retention , management , best practices

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:37pm EDT
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Capitol Police ink up new restrictions on tattoos

Are tattoos a symbol of personal expression or are do they undermine public confidence when seen on the arms or legs of a police officer? Capitol Hill Police officials say yes and are cracking down on tattoos and a revised grooming policy would require officers to hide their art-covered arms and legs when on duty. But rank and file officers worry that the new rules are subjective and an over-reach.

Tags: Capitol Police , Tattoo , law enforcement officers

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 11:14am EDT
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HUD, VA test revamped performance management system

HUD is one of five agencies piloting a performance management system, called GEAR. The new approach aims to eliminate a disconnect between organizational goals and employee performance.

Tags: GEAR , HUD , Veterans Administration , Joseph Smith , Larry Ables , performance management , management , Ruben Gomez , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relat , Federal Labor Management Relations Council

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Services hit recruiting goals

All four active services and the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals through the third quarter of fiscal 2012, according to recently released Defense Department data.

Tags: hiring , recruiting , retention , DoD , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:40pm EDT

Political appointees nervous about November

Want to know who's going to win the November election? Forget about the Beltway-bound pundits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check with career civil servants who have been watching their political masters for signs of fear or euphoria...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , management , presidential election

Monday - 07/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Taking CERT global

Jeff Alderdice and Dave Smith from Northstar Global Response join host Derrick Dortch to talk about their plans to train emergency responders in other countries.
July 20, 2012

Tags: CERT , Haiti Earthquake , Northstar Global Response , Jeff Alderdice , Dave Smith , emergency response , disaster response , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 01:00am EDT
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Employee performance management

Members of the CHCO council, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and the Federal Managers Association will talk about how to improve performance management.
July 20, 2012

Tags: employee performance system , performance management , GEAR , Bill Bransford , Kathryn Medina , CHCO Council , Michael Filler , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations , Greg Stanford , Federal Managers Association , Fed Talk

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:49pm EDT
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When the S (sequestration) hits the fan?

Is your work world about to change dramatically, or end? If Congress doesn't act quickly the S could literally hit the fan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 07/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , Veterans Affairs , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , hiring , Joining Forces , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT
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