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Nation's capital fails Snowmanship 101, again!

War, peace, climate change, epidemics, those Washingtonians can handle. More or less. But snow, not so much, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , snow days

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 02:00am EST

Elaine Duke, Principal, Elaine Duke and Associates

Turning the calendar to 2015 has some federal leaders thinking more about the year 2020, specifically what the federal workforce looks like in five years. A lot of the focus has been on recruitment in the past few years. Elaine Duke is principal at Elaine Duke and Associates. She's former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says retention could be the big challenge for the new year.

Tags: Elaine Duke , Elaine Duke and Associates , oversight , morale , hiring , technology , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:23pm EST

OPM retirement backlog smallest in more than a year

The Office of Personnel Management processed 6,447 retirement claims last month, ending 2014 with the lowest number of unprocessed claims in its inventory in more than a year.

Tags: OPM , retirement , claims backlog , Ken Zawodny , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 01:15pm EST

Snow Daze Alert: 2015

One to 2 inches of snow would be a dusting in Buffalo or Duluth, but here in Washington, D.C., that's a major snow event, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , snow closures

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 02:00am EST

Fed agencies in DC open Tuesday with unscheduled leave and telework in effect

Federal agency offices in the Washington, D.C., area are open Tuesday and employees will have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: OPM , closure policy , telework

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:34am EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Major reforms are coming to the Senior Executive Service. A Leadership Development Program, an advisory group and new customer service award are some of the major changes President Barack Obama has proposed. Bob Tobias, professor with Key Executive Leadership programs at American University, says the reforms are a start. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose he's looking for stronger leadership over of the Executive Branch in 2015.

Tags: Bob Tobias , American University , Senior Executive Service , management , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Monday - 12/29/2014, 03:04pm EST

OPM issues interim rule on veterans preference

New Office of Personnel Management clarifies statutory language affecting who is eligible to receive veterans preference during the hiring process at federal agencies.

Tags: OPM , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , DoD , hiring , Michael OConnell ,

Friday - 01/02/2015, 05:55pm EST

Character counts!

CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. Jack London will talk about his book: "Character: The Ultimate Success Factor".
January 2, 2015 (Encore presentation January 9, 2014)

Tags: Dr. Jack London , Character: The Ultimate Success Factor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 01/02/2015, 05:34pm EST
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SES workforce deserves better screening from OPM, says former SSA commissioner

As agencies decide on a two-year plan for structuring their senior executive workforce, one agency head says that the Office of Personnel Management is keeping some of the best and brightest from joining the SES.

Tags: SES , John Astrue , SSA , OPM , hiring , information technology , Jory Heckman , GAO , Congress

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 11:45am EST
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5,500 women apply to join border patrol

Customs and Border Protection received more than 5,000 applications from women to join the border patrol. The hiring surge is part of a CBP effort to bring more women into all levels of the agency, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: CBP , Border Patrol , Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act , Gil Kerlikowske , Federal Drive , DHS , hiring , Michael OConnell ,

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 10:15am EST
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