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Top 10 agencies with telework issues

How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.

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Sunday - 10/02/2011, 08:55pm EDT

Sarbanes 'excited' to reform federal hiring

Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.

Tags: hiring reform , federal hiring process improvement act of 2011 , John Sarbanes , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Elaine Kamarck , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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Can feds continue to bounce back?

McManus explains the ways feds are showing resilience and areas that satisfaction could use a boost.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , management , In Depth , OPM

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:24pm EDT
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Agencies still must do more to fix hiring process

Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.

Tags: hiring , OPM , John Berry , hiring reform , Rob Shriver , Max Stier , Elaine Kamarck , Partnership for Public Service , Alan Balutis , NAPA , Brookings Institution , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:45am EDT
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Feds have sacrificed enough, federal groups tell supercommittee

Postal workers and federal employees groups are urging the "supercommittee" to reject President Barack Obama's proposed increase in employee retirement contributions and support his cap on contractors' salaries. The Federal-Postal Coalition also wants lawmakers to preserve Saturday mail delivery, despite USPS' wishes.

Tags: Federal-Postal Coalition , unions , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Barack Obama , pay and benefits , supercommittee , USPS , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 06:02pm EDT

OMB wants agencies to 'own' their budget cuts

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said the White House will be less dictatorial and more collaborative in finding spending reductions that work for each agency, individually. Lew would not rule out further changes to federal employee pay and benefits. Agencies are encouraged to work with stakeholders, especially Congress, from the beginning of the process to what the cuts should be.

Tags: budget , Jack Lew , Todd Grams , OMB , VA , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 05:36am EDT
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Geospatial intelligence HQ is now DC's 3rd largest federal office building

The National Geospatial Agency formally opened its headquarters Monday. Its $1.7 billion facility is the third largest in the national capital region.

Tags: DoD , Letitia Long , NGA , BRAC , Mark Center , Fort Belvoir , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:21am EDT
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Task force to align feds' performance with agency goals

Agency leaders, employee unions and associations are recommending ways to improve upon the age-old problem of supervision in the federal workforce. They're hoping to reassure employees that they're being treated fairly, while showing the public that the government is working efficiently. The President's Labor-Management Council is reviewing the plan.

Tags: national council on federal-labor management relat , Federal Managers Association , Jessica Klement , Energy , Mike Kane , OPM , Justin Johnson , management , emilly kopp , national council on federal-labor management relat , national council on federal-labor management relat , national council on federal-labor management relat , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:02am EDT
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Training center for federal execs grows mission

Dr. Jerry Ice is the president and CEO of Graduate School USA.

Tags: jerry ice , Graduate School USA , In Depth , training

Monday - 09/26/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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Feds: Knights In Teflon Armor

What do modern federal workers have in common with St. Joan of Arc who was, by the way, burned at the stake? The answer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, is that both managed to maintain a good attitude during some very trying times.

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

Monday - 09/26/2011, 02:09am EDT
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