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DC-area officials cheer federal 'shelter-in-place' snow strategy

Capital region officials cheered the Office of Personnel Management's "shelter-in-place" option for snow emergencies. Having people stay at the office during sudden or extreme snowstorms would lessen gridlock, officials told lawmakers Wednesday. They also urged area workers to know their children's school emergency policies and have backup childcare arrangements in place.

Tags: DHS , Senate , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Mark Pryor , weather , emergencies , disaster preparedness , National Capital Region , OPM , Terrie Suit , Dean Hunter , Steward Beckham , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:05pm EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: Labor , hiring , disabilities , Patricia Shiu , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Group advocates for renewal of payroll tax cut, long-term unemployment aid - December 2nd, 2011 and December 9th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey discusses efforts to extend the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits and the impact on the middle class. Dan Roam, author of "Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do When Words Don't Work," and Hooks Book Events President Perry Pidgeon Hooks also appear from the recent Excellence in Government Conference.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Dan Roam , Perry Hooks , Roger Hickey

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 06:29pm EST
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USPS reviews closing 252 processing plants, cutting workforce

The IG's report outlined several recommendations, some of which the Postal Service have already started implementing.

Tags: Postal Service , USPS , IG , budget , management , technology ,

Monday - 12/05/2011, 02:37pm EST

DoD recognizes disabled employees

DoD evaluated the components' participation rate in hiring people with disabilities and severe disabilities. Military components also awarded individuals. The full list of winners will be released by DoD.

Tags: Stephen King , DoD Update , disability hiring , Barack Obama

Monday - 12/05/2011, 11:38am EST
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Pilot program will prepare Asians for the SES

With Asian Americans making up just 3 percent of the Senior Executive Service, a pilot program seeks to groom more Asians for the government's top ranks. The program, run by the Asian American Government Executives Network, will give 20 Asian SES hopefuls mentoring, networking and placement assistance.

Tags: diversity , SES , Tommy Hwang , Asian American Government Executive Network , Emily Kopp , MSPB , OPM , OMB

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:09am EST
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Clearance Jobs update

ClearanceJobs.com Founder and Director Evan Lesser joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about what's in store for federal agencies and contractors next year.
December 2, 2011 (Encore presentation December 9, 2011)

Tags: Fed Access , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , budget cuts , contractors , Derrick Dortch

Saturday - 12/03/2011, 12:45am EST
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OPM releases draft qualification standards for HR workforce

The Office of Personnel Management has released draft qualification standards for human resources managers and assistants. The draft standards update the qualifications to include competencies and minimum requirements by grade, Acting Deputy Associate OPM Director Andrea Bright wrote in a memo.

Tags: HR , Angela Bright , OPM , CHCO Council , management ,

Friday - 12/02/2011, 04:40pm EST

HUD's Niedermayer to retire after 33 years

Neidermayer will be replaced by Patsy Garnett as deputy CIO for business and IT transformation.

Tags: people , Chris Niedermayer , Jerry Williams , Patsy Garnett , HUD , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/02/2011, 12:00pm EST

GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , cybersecurity , GAO , NIST , NICE , cybersecurity workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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