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Agencies know employee engagement is a problem. Now what?

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council, working with representatives of labor unions and managers' associations, is trying to give agencies tools to boost employee engagement following three years of declining scores on the governmentwide employee viewpoint survey.

Tags: CHCO Council , Employee Viewpoint Survey , management , Justin Johnson , Bill Dougan , Nuclear Regulatory Council , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , Bureau of Engraving and Printing , FDIC , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:45am EST

Dan Blair, President, National Academy of Public Administration.

Federal workforce issues could face challenges as a result of yesterday's elections. Republicans beginning in January will regain a majority in Senate while adding 14 seats to their lead in the House. What will this all mean to federal employees and agencies? Dan Blair is president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis.

Tags: Dan Blair , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , NAPA , Senate , Republicans

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:56am EST
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White House challenge puts the quest to go green in feds' hands

The government wants to go green and it's soliciting employee suggestions to help do it. It's a top-to-bottom effort though, as federal agencies also released their annual sustainability plans and the President announced a new GreenGov Symposium.

Tags: environment , EPA , CEQ , GreenGov initiative , GreenGov Challenge , GreenGov Symposium , sustainability , GSA , CDC , GreenGov Presidential Awards , cross-agency priority goals , Matt Wingfield , VA , HUD , green government

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 04:22pm EST

Mark Goldstein, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues, GAO

After a gunman opened fire at Canada's National War Memorial and Parliament, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he wants to beef up security at federal buildings. But as Mark Goldstein, GAO's director of physical infrastructure issues, explained on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, more security means a greater workload for the Federal Protective Service. Reports from the Government Accountability Office show the small agency isn't always prepared for new threats.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Mark Goldstein , GAO , building security , DHS , federal buildings , Federal Protective Service ,

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:36am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration recently hired another contractor to try to integrate 10 disparate acquisition databases. The first time around, the agency struggled both with its contractor and the plan to improve the Integrated Acquisition Environment. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about GSA's latest attempt to straighten it all out

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , GSA , Integrated Acquisition Environment , contractors , acquisition

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:13am EST
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Jenny Yang, Chairwoman, EEOC

About 12 percent of federal employees say they have disabilities. The hiring of more has become a focal point of the Obama administration. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just wrapped up a month of focusing on this issue, during which it published guidance for agencies, hosted a Twitter town hall and launched a new data collection effort. New EEOC Chairwoman Jenny Yang told Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp the agency is trying to help the government be a model employer of people with disabilities, while it does a better job itself.

Tags: Jenny Yang , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , EEOC , hiring , disability hiring , diversity

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:04am EST
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Vote: But please, just once and only if you are still alive. Thank you!

The good news, for federal and postal workers, military personnel and retirees, is that they can vote for their "board of directors" today at the polls, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Congress ,

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 02:00am EST

GSA puts more category management pieces in place

Kevin Youel Page is named the new deputy commissioner of FAS, replacing Bill Sisk, who shifted to an assistant commissioner position. GSA also publicly unveils the first three hallways under category management.

Tags: acquisition , industry , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Koses , NCMA , Kevin Youel Page , Bill Sisk , Common Acquisition Platform , training , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:17pm EST
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Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA

The General Services Administration is using new data to enhance its customer service. At the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium, GSA Senior Procurement Executive Jeff Koses spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the agency's recent survey results and the improved vendor interactions the data is pointing them toward.

Tags: Jeff Koses , Federal Drive , GSA , customer service , people , Jason Miller , contracting , acquisition , NCMA

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:08am EST
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Use it or lose it, but first define 'it'

When it comes to lots of things, the rule of thumb is: use-it-or-lose-it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this is especially true when it comes to federal employees deciding whether to use sick leave or vacation days.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:00am EST
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