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Patent reform will also overhaul Patent Office workforce

Robert Stoll, the commissioner for patents at PTO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to outline the new law and how it affects PTO.

Tags: USPTO , Commerce , Robert Stoll , patent reform , hiring

Monday - 09/26/2011, 11:02am EDT
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New hires, robotics eliminate FBI DNA backlog

DoJ IG finds the agency now processes 60,000 profiles a month instead of 1,700. The bureau may need to continue its hiring spree to keep up with the DNA data coming in.

Tags: FBI , DoJ , DNA , technology , hiring , Cynthia Schnedar , oversight , Ruben Gomez , management , inspector general

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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67 percent of feds don't know telework status

Over 67 percent of feds said their agencies have not told them of their telework status.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , management , OPM , technology

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 04:38pm EDT

Meet the 2011 Service to America medal winners

Jim Seymour of the Partnership for Public Sevice and several winners of this year's Service to America medals, join host Debra Roth on today's program.
September 23, 2011

Tags: Service to America Medals , homeland security , management , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Jim Seymour , Partnership for Pubic Service

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:02pm EDT
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Lawmakers want to codify hiring reforms

A new bill would require agencies to bring in new employees in an average of 80 days and require them to use resumes and cover letters.

Tags: Daniel Akaka , John Sarbanes , hiring reform , federal hiring process improvement act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:05pm EDT

What the president's deficit reduction plan means for federal employees - September 23rd, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyzes President Obama's deficit reduction plan and the impact on federal workers. Grantham University Associate Provost Dr. Cheryl Hayek then discusses the online university's student support programs and unveils a special benefit for AFGE members. AFGE local officers Ivan Weich, Robena Reid and Kevin Ellis also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Beth Moten , cheryl hayek , Ivan Weich , Robena Reid , kevin ellis , grantham university

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:17pm EDT
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IT reforms moving to optimization stage

Nine months since OMB issued its 25-point plan to improve how agencies oversee technology, the tone is changing. Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy CIO, said the goal is to make sure agencies are using their people, money and other resources as best as possible. Agencies are finding some early success with the IT reforms, especially around acquisition.

Tags: technology , contracting , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Ken Rogers , State , AFCEA Bethesda , cloud computing , IT reform , data center consolidation , Commodity IT , Jason Miller , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , service level agreements

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:14am EDT
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OPM survey shows feds upbeat despite challenges

Most federal employees remain satisfied at work, despite pay freezes and budget cuts. But a sizeable chunk of workers believe that pay raises and promotions are not based on merit and that their supervisors don't know how to handle poor performers. The Office of Personnel Management released these findings as part of the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: Employee Viewpoint Survey , performance management , OPM , OMB , John Foley , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:37am EDT
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Federal long-term care plan boosts enrollment by 20 percent

Enrollment in the federal long-term-care insurance program increased by 45,000 employees during the open season that ended June 24. It indicates that the aging federal workforce values the benefit despite recent rate hikes.

Tags: long term care , pay and benefits , OPM , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Tags: management , DHS , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Rand Paul , Claire McCaskill , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , contracting , acquisition , TechAmerica , Rafael Borras , Jason Miller , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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