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MSPB: Congress should simplify veterans preference hiring laws

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it's time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they're doing what Congress put them in place to do.

Tags: MSPB , hiring , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Congress , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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They picked who? How to select the right people to be supervisors

Great supervisors can make even the most trying agency a better place to work, while lousy supervisors can make even the best organization a horrible workplace. With that in mind, more attention is needed to improve the supervisory selection process, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , human resources , hiring , management , commentary

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 05:37am EDT

VA training guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch

A Veterans Affairs training slide show said that veterans might be demanding and unrealistic, and advised staffers on "what to say to Oscar the Grouch."

Tags: Veterans Affairs , training

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Pay raises vs. COLAs: Are the numbers cooked?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has lots in common with actor George Clooney. Yet, they may differ on what's cheap, what's a bargain and what's an outrage.

Tags: COLA , pay and benefits , Mike Causey

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , contracting , DoD , industry , Senate , Congress , ODNI , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

DoT's move into shared services buoyed by better trained IT workforce

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department chief information officer, said he reduced contractor-federal employee IT workforce ratio to 1-to-1 from 5-to-1. He said better training and governance will help the agency centralize certain computer network services.

Tags: technology , Richard McKinney , Ask the CIO , DoT , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 10:50am EDT

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

It was just a year ago that feds were facing furloughs and worrying about a possible government shutdown. Things sure have changed, haven't they?

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , shutdown , Mike Causey

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Crisis on the border

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at Stratfor, will discuss a wide range of border security issues with host Derrick Dortch.
August 22, 2014

Tags: border security , immigration , Mexican drug war , Fred Burton , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Customs and Border Protection

Friday - 08/22/2014, 07:19pm EDT
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Enterprise risk management in the federal sector

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the current state of enterprise risk management in the federal government.
August 22, 2014

Tags: enterprise risk management , risk management , Karen Hardy , OMB , W. Todd Grams , Deloitte , Doug Webster , Cambio Consulting Group , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:34pm EDT
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Jonathan Bell, Federal Employment Attorney

The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws. A federal judge ruled this week that the government failed to provide on-time pay to federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown. Federal Employment Attorney Jonathan Bell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the complaint.

Tags: Jonathan Bell , shutdown , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , pay , labor laws ,

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:01pm EDT
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