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Does happiness trickle down?

Ever seen the sign that reads: If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy? The bottom line, according to the book with the same title, is if the boss isn't pleased, everybody suffers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how's that working out in your office?

Tags: pay and benefits , management , SES , Mike Causey , federal report

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

Agencies must marry workforce and tech planning

Agencies must combine workforce planning with technology planning to ensure they are not left with "skills atrophy," said Frank Jones, chief human capital officer at the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Tags: Frank Jones , Defense Manpower Data Center , HCMD , management , technology , SharePoint

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:52pm EDT
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Naval Research using training, telework to maintain morale

The Office of Naval Research is going beyond routine training to invest in its workforce. In addition to classroom time, employees can go to speaking engagements and complete rotational assignments, including virtual assignments.

Tags: Will Brown , Office of Naval Research , Federal Drive , HCMD , management , training , DoD

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:29pm EDT
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When recruiting, look to enterprise across the board

Susan Fallon, vice president of business development at Monster Government Solutions, spoke to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the aim of the 2012 Human Capital Management Defense Conference.

Tags: Susan Fallon , Monster Government Solutions , HCMD , recruiting

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:05pm EDT

Senate amendment would extend pay freeze through 2013

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment Thursday to the Senate Highway Bill that would extend the federal pay freeze for another year as part of special deficit reduction trust fund.

Tags: Pat Roberts , Senate , highway bill , pay freeze , budget , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48am EDT

Federal benefits changes often follow state, private-sector plans

State and local governments are either pulling back on pensions, or stopping them completely — and private sector employers have pretty much eliminated them. This could be a bad omen for federal benefits, some experts say, because changes to the federal workforce often follow provisions that have been put in place by the states or private companies. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the pattern.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , Tammy Flanagan , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/09/2012, 07:37pm EST
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Unpaid overtime: The long commute

Security checks at federal and military bases are a fact of life. But when it's a 100 percent effort, lots of people spend lots of time doing it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Many feds work a lot of voluntary overtime but how much is too much?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , building security

Monday - 03/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

Force cuts won't alter Air Force's ability to do its job

Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, says that mandated cuts will not alter the services' ability to do its job.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , retirement , Darrel Jones , Federal Drive , buyouts , force reduction , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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DoJ holding more managers accountable for diversity

The Justice Department will begin evaluating managers based, in part, on their adherence to its diversity management plan. It's the latest step in a diversity strategy that began in 2010. The department is advising other agencies on how to diversify their workforces ahead of a March 16 deadline for all agencies to complete diversity and inclusion strategies.

Tags: management , DoJ , diversity , Emily Kopp , Channing Phillips , Eric Holder , Justice

Friday - 03/09/2012, 07:02pm EST
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OPM cites 'great strides' in hiring reform, mixed progress in retirement processing

OPM met just more than half of its two dozen performance measures for 2011, according to an annual performance report released in February. However, among the agency's "high-priority" goals, such as telework and hiring reform, the report cites "great strides." While goals on retirement processing showed mixed progress, OPM's director of planning and policy analysis Jonathan Foley said the agency is "on track" to reduce the processing time to 60 days by July 2013.

Tags: hiring , management , retirement processing , telework , Jonathan Foley , John Berry , OPM , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:00am EDT
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