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DoD plans more formalized training for financial managers

The Pentagon has standardized, course-based training and certification programs for its acquisition workforce. DoD's CFO wants comparable standards for the department's financial management community.

Tags: Defense , Robert Hale , On DoD , Jared Serbu , auditability , financial management , GAO , Marines Corps , Navy , DAU , training

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:30am EST
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AFGE pushes for TSA workers to have due process rights

The Transportation Security Administration is unwilling to give airport security officers the same due process rights that other federal employees have, according to the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents TSA officers nationwide. AFGE said it planned to picket on key issues, which also included policies that allegedly discriminate against female security officers.

Tags: TSA , AFGE , John Gage , union , John Pistole , Alan Jackimowicz , Stacy Bodtmann , Emily Kopp , management

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 02:19pm EST
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Largest federal employee union weighs in on Washington's budget fight - December 16th, 2011 and December 23, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President John Gage and National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox detail the union's agenda for 2012. Gage also addresses the budget fight in Washington while Cox discusses the need to properly care for the country's veterans. AFGE Local 3258 member Mark Butler also highlights his book, "The Coffee Break Guide for Veterans Seeking Federal Employment."

Tags: Mark Butler , John Gage , J. David Cox , AFGE , Inside Government

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 08:20pm EST
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President signs fallen flags for feds bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Tuesday authorizing federal agencies to present an American flag to the families of federal employees killed in the line of duty.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Civilian Service Recognition Act , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 05:38pm EST

Survey: CHCOs worry about retaining committed workforce

Retaining good employees in spite of pay freezes and cuts to employee benefits will be the biggest challenge facing agency human resources officials next year. Federal News Radio asked chief human capital officers to reflect on 2011 and make predictions for 2012.

Tags: Emily Kopp , 2011 and Beyond , hiring reform , pay freeze , pay and benefits , CHCO , CHCO Council , OPM , HR , performance management , Kathryn Medina

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:11pm EST
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Top federal telework issues of 2011

Cindy Auten, general manager at the Telework Exchange, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris with a look at the top issues of teleworking at federal agencies.

Tags: Cindy Auten , Telework Exchange , telework , Federal Drive , management

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 10:21am EST
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Scholarship competition aims to attract high schoolers to cyber career

The International Informations Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. or (ISC)2 &mdashl; has awarded five scholarships as part of a cybersecurity challenge for high schoolers. The organization works with the U.S. Cyber Challenge, a national public-private coalition.

Tags: (ISC)2 , technology , cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/19/2011, 11:53am EST
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Best places to work in the federal government

Host Derrick Dortch will talk about federal hiring with John Palguta, vice president for Policy at the Partnership for Public Service.
December 16, 2011(Encore presentation December 23, 2011)

Tags: Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work 2011 , federal hiring

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 12:56am EST
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The government's efforts to go green

Roger Platt of the U.S. Green Building Council, joins host Debra Roth to talk about what the government is doing to be more environmentally friendly.
December 16, 2011

Tags: green building initiatives , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Roger Platt , U.S. Green Building Council , energy conservation , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:42pm EST
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DoD extends deadline for tuition assistance

The tuition assistance program funds post-secondary education for current service members. Currently about 320,000 service members are enrolled to the tune of $545 million.

Tags: DoD Report , tuition assistance program , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:52am EST
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