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What does a cloud-based workforce look like?

Imagine the future federal workforce consisting of a group of "free agents" feds who were ready at a moment's notice to help across government agencies on special projects.

Tags: Bill Eggers , Deloitte , fed cloud , hiring , management , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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USPS faces competing interests in path to reform

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he wants to give the struggling Postal Service more flexibility to act like a private business, including the ability to force retirement-eligible employees to step down. Meanwhile, the Postal Regulatory Commission worries the Postal Service is losing sight of its public mission.

Tags: postal rate commission , USPS , Darrell Issa , management , budget , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , postal reform , Emily Kopp , Ruth Goldway , Heritage Foundation

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:27am EDT
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Leadership changes in DoD IT, logistics, cyber

Eric Rosenbach is named as the new leader for cyber policy and Tony Montemarano takes on a new role at DISA.

Tags: DoD , Senior Executive Service , DLA , DISA , cybersecurity , Eric Rosenbach , bob butler , mae devincentis , edward case , clyde hobby , robert foster , Anthony Montemarano , people , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:42pm EDT

Is Congress 'late to the game' on federal hiring reform?

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drivewith Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the Federal Hiring Process Improvement Act and why his organization supports it.

Tags: Federal Drive , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta , hiring reform , hiring , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 10:17am EDT
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Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

Tags: Latino , Hispanic , diversity , John Berry , Veronica Villalobos , OPM , hispanic council on federal employment , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/03/2011, 04:37pm EDT

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.

Tags: telework , Telework Center ,

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
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