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Religious services as a commodity?

Is the Army really conducting a reverse auction for Catholic priest services?

Tags: FedBizopps.gov , Army , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 05:55pm EDT

Cautious responders at Pentagon transport ill woman to area hospital

Arlington County officials have transported an ill woman found Friday in a Pentagon parking lot to a local Virginia hospital. According to a DoD spokesperson, the woman told first responders she had recently traveled to Africa.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon , emergency response ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 01:09pm EDT

Latest employee viewpoint survey shows dissatisfaction with VA's senior leaders

In an agency rocked by scandal and mismanagement, employees at the Veterans Affairs Department are becoming less pleased with their senior leaders. According to data from the Office of Personnel Management's 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey, only 37 percent of employees surveyed said they are satisfied with their senior leaders' policies and practices. The number is down from 40 percent in the 2013 survey.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Employee Viewpoint Survey , management , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 10/17/2014, 11:27am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A chief risk officer (CRO) may be the answer to how your agency manages risk. But whether or not your agency adds another to the growing list of chief this or that officers, the White House expects you to consider anything that may impede your mission success. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on why measuring and mitigating risk will be a bigger priority in the coming year.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Chief Risk Officer ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:40am EDT
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Stephen King, Director, Computer-Electronic Accommodations Program

The program billed as the world's largest provider of assistive technologies celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. The Computer-Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) has made technology like speech recognition software or pens that double as recording devices mainstays in offices devoted to helping people with disabilities. CAP Director Stephen King joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to give a progress report on how the program has helped thousands of wounded service members and disabled federal employees so far.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Stephen King , CAP , disabilities , technology

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 05:02pm EDT
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Kelvin Wood, Director, Treasury Acquisition Institute

The Treasury Acquisition Institute has experienced a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of federal employees it trains each year. The appetite for training is going to keep growing, forcing TAI to rethink how it delivers workforce education. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, today we'll focus on taking stock for the future. Institute Director Kelvin Wood tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how TAI is changing with the times.

Tags: Tom Temin , Jason Miller , Federal Drive , kelvin wood , Treasury Acquisition Institute , training , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , In Depth

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 09:40am EDT
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Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

Tags: Presidential Management Fellows Program , Partnership for Public Service , OPM , training , leadership , management , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:00pm EDT

Treasury Acquisition Institute adjusts delivery model to reach more students

Kelvin Wood, the director of TAI, said the organization is investing more in virtual training as travel budgets continue to decrease. Wood said the institute also is focusing on more tailored courses to meet specific needs of its students.

Tags: acquisition , training , Treasury , kelvin wood , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , e-learning , shared services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 03:55am EDT
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Feds Feed Families has 'knock-out' summer campaign

Federal employees donated 14.4 million pounds of food to food banks nationwide as part of Feds Feeds Families summer campaign.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , Karen Comfort , USDA , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:56pm EDT

A holiday by any other name: Columbus, go home?

Most feds had Monday off thanks to Columbus Day, but some cities celebrate the day as Indigenous People's Day. One IRS worker tells Senior Correspondent Mike Causey the federal government may want to reconsider honoring the Italian explorer.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 02:00am EDT
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