Jon Jordan, the deputy commissioner in the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, retired Nov. 3. Bill Sisk has been named to replace Jordan on an interim basis.
Brenda O’Connor, senior vice president for Public Affairs at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, will talk about the assistance that’s available for victims of Hurricane Sandy. November 2, 2012
Does the name George Hans Strauss mean anything to you? If you are a career civil servant, chances are he touched your work life in a number of ways, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty – helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.
The Defense Department’s personnel chief Erin Conaton is taking a medical leave of absence, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement Wednesday. Panetta designated Jessica Wright, the assistant secretary of defense for Reserve Affairs, to act as the acting principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness in Conaton’s absence.
BethAnn Telford, an employee at the Government Printing Office, has battled brain cancer for the past seven years. But it isn’t stopping her from competing this weekend in the IRONMAN World Championship. She takes Federal News Radio inside her workout and explains her motivation before the big race.
IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman will leave the agency when his term ends next month, the IRS announced Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Steven Miller, will serve as acting commissioner after Schulman departs. Shulman’s last day will Nov. 9.
John Sepulveda, the chief human capital officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, resigned Sunday. The agency’s inspector general is expected to release a final report today on two human resources conferences last year that cost the department $5 million.
Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.
NASA announced several leadership changes including two promotions among its top administrators this week.
Jim Seymour of the Partnership for Public sevice, and several Service to America medal winners join host Debra Roth on today’s program. September 21, 2012
Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner’s job on USAJobs.gov on Monday.
The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies and gave the top honor, Federal Employee of the Year, to Lynne Mofenson, an employee at the National Institutes of Health, for her work to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.
A team from the Corporation for National and Community Service is being hailed as heroes for coordinating 60,000 volunteers after the twister. Kelly Menzie- DeGraff led the effort under AmeriCorps.