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Tiny DoD office earns only federal award for workplace flexibility

Out of 300 employers to be recognized for creating flexible workplaces this year, the William Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies is the only federal entity that made the cut.

Tags: DoD , telework , workplace flexibility , William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies , Jeff Murphy , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/19/2013, 05:25am EDT

Human behavior - the next frontier in agency innovation

Understanding human behavior could save agencies money and make their programs more effective, according to a recent White House memo. That theory is currently being used by the IRS to motivate more people to pay their tax debts. But how can other agencies take advantage of human behavior? Deloitte offers up some ideas.

Tags: behavior insights , management , Jitinder Kohli , Deloitte , OMB , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/19/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Time for feds to fight back? If so, how?

Tired of being a political punching bag? Sick of being the representative poster child for the overpaid, underworked, fireproof bloated bureaucracy? If so, should you fight back? And exactly how would that work, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , pay and benefits , Congress

Monday - 08/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

The ESGR and VA Accelerator programs

Ron Young, executive director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Accelerator, will discuss how their organizations are helping veterans when they return to or enter the civilian workforce.
August 16, 2013

Tags: veteran employment , veteran hiring , veteran-owned business , Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve , Ron Young , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , dispute resolution , National Guard and Reserves , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 08/16/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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Pentagon orders new measures to combat sexual assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders seven reforms based on existing "best practices" inside and outside of DoD. Critics call the announcement a missed opportunity for more sweeping changes in the fight against military sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , court martial , Jessica Wright , Curtis Scaparrotti , Chuck Hagel , Barack Obama , Jackie Speier , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Illegal chicken skeletons: What's in your job description?

So what would you do if somebody gave you a gift of a pair of Chinese chicken skeletons? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Do you put them on the mantle, use them as a centerpiece or quietly re-gift? What Uncle Sam does is check them for bugs and return them to the sender.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Customs and Border Protection

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

FBI says it can't reinstate agent until 2015

A special agent won his discrimination lawsuit against the FBI but is struggling to get his job back.

Tags: Justin Slaby , FBI ,

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:31am EDT

OPM updates relocation, retention and recruitment regs

The final rule issued in Wednesday's Federal Register requires agencies to recertify recruitment incentives annually. Relocation and retention rules affecting federal employees have also been updated.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Federal Register , relocation, retention and recruitment bonuses , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 03:57pm EDT

Historic Congressional Cemetery enlists goats to clear grounds

For the first time, Eco-Goats will remove unwanted vegetation from a wooded area in the Historic Congressional Cemetery.

Tags: Historic Congressional Cemetery , Eco-Goats , Paul Williams , Brian Knox , Melissa Dawkins

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:15pm EDT

Army Corps of Engineers worries about a shrinking pool of talent

The Army Corps of Engineering is already having difficulty recruiting candidates for certain fields, and is convinced the problem will worsen unless STEM graduation rates increase.

Tags: DoD , Army , STEM , Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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