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OPM, AFGE test drive new governmentwide mentoring hub

The goal of the mentoring hub is to provide a one-stop shop and standardize, in many respects, how mentoring and knowledge sharing are done across the government. The first pilot focuses on human resources and problem solving. It includes a series of group mentoring events to share techniques for solving problems.

Tags: Linda Datcher , OPM , AFGE , David Neun , mentoring , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:24am EDT
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Archuleta makes case to senators to be next OPM director

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members pressed Katherine Archuleta on her qualifications, how she will address the retirement claims backlog and on the use of official time. Archuleta appears headed down the path toward confirmation.

Tags: management , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , John Tester , Tom Coburn , Rob Portman , Katherine Archuleta , technology , official time , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 11:20am EDT
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Are you paranoid or perceptive?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Just how paranoid are you? Do you think NASA faked the Moon landings? Just who is really buried in Grant's tomb? And is sequestration a giant political mistake or a clever plan to shrink the bureaucracy and defang the IRS?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:00am EDT

USPS settles OSHA case, agrees to improve worker protections

After an OSHA investigation found USPS electrical work violations, USPS agreed to agencywide changes in electrical work safety and training.

Tags: USPS , OSHA , American Postal Workers Union , electrical safety , worker safety , Melissa Dawkins

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 01:07pm EDT

Your sequestration vacation: Are we there yet?

Extended pay freeze. Furloughs. Can it get any worse? In a word: Yes! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , sequestration , furloughs , IRS

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

What if these are the good old days?

Here's a horrible thought to start off your week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've had your pay frozen and maybe you have been furloughed with more mandatory time-outs to come. But what if these are the good old days right now? That it can't get any better than this...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Monday - 07/15/2013, 02:00am EDT
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New taskforce to help agencies use volunteers to meet goals

President Barack Obama announced a taskforce Monday to help agencies better utilize volunteers in achieving their missions. The Corporation for National and Community Service will lead the taskforce along with representatives from 18 federal agencies and organizations.

Tags: Barack Obama , CNCS , OPM , AmeriCorps , Wendy Spencer , management , Cogan Schneier , volunteerism

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:51pm EDT

Napolitano departure highlights gaps in DHS leadership

The leadership vacancy created by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation is the latest and greatest blow to a department where one-third of the heads of key agencies and divisions have been filled with acting officials or remained vacant for months. Napolitano's departure, slated for September, will create the 15th hole in the department's 45 leadership positions.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , leadership , people , management

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 08:56am EDT

OPM hopes cyber-job database will help agencies fill workforce gaps

As the cybersecurity workforce gets older and closer to retirement age, the Office of Personnel Management is trying to help agencies find new talent. It's creating a new database of cyber positions that it hopes will help agencies identify the cyber skill sets needed to meet their missions. The Obama administration has made reducing critical cyber workforce gaps one of its top "cross-agency" goals.

Tags: cybersecurity , hiring , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , CIO Council , CHCO Council , NICE , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:24pm EDT

Training Update: The FDR Conference

Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of the upcoming Federal Dispute Resolution Conference.
July 12, 2013

Tags: Federal Dispute Resolution Conference , civil rights , EEO , dispute resolution , labor relations , OSC , MSPB , OPM , FLRA , Bill Bransford , Dan Gephart , Joseph Swerdzewski , Barbara Haga , Roslyn Brown , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 07/12/2013, 11:23pm EDT
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