Justin Johnson

  • FEMA is re-engineering DisasterAssistance.gov to better meet the needs of customers during and after major events. The project should be done in about two years.

    October 05, 2015
  • In recent years, the U.S. government has sought Silicon Valley's technical expertise when its websites fail. Now it's looking to tech's biggest player to help solve a stubborn problem of another kind: bad bosses.

    October 05, 2015
  • In a recent memo Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall gives milestone decision authority of some programs to the military service secretaries.

    September 18, 2015
  • Civilian personnel cuts are on the table as Congress debates the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and defense appropriations bills. The Office of Personnel Management says seniority is the first factor agencies should consider when making reductions in force. Justin Johnson is a senior policy analyst for defense budgeting policy at the Heritage Foundation. He tells with Francis Rose that DoD shouldn\'t decide who to cut based on how much experience they have, but how well they\'re performing.

    June 12, 2015
  • 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.

    November 05, 2014
  • Just a week into the job and confronted with signs of the sagging morale of the federal workforce, new Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said she wants to take steps to make sure federal employees feel engaged in their work. Tuesday's annual public meeting of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council focused on ways to improve employee engagement and morale. OPM released its annual Employee Viewpoint Survey last week, revealing continuing declines in federal employees' overall job satisfaction and a sharp drop in satisfaction with their pay.

    November 12, 2013
  • The system will automatically collect information about how often federal employees telework and for how long. The change will paint a more accurate, detailed picture of federal employees' teleworking habits.

    July 12, 2012
  • The Office of Personnel Management is finalizing changes to the federal snow policy. Director John Berry won\'t share details yet, but he said telework shows the resiliency of government during bad weather.

    October 21, 2011
  • While agencies and employees are reaping the benefits of telework, many frontline supervisors remain reluctant. They have to learn to manage the work, not the workers, experts say.

    October 19, 2011
  • Agency leaders, employee unions and associations are recommending ways to improve upon the age-old problem of supervision in the federal workforce. They\'re hoping to reassure employees that they\'re being treated fairly, while showing the public that the government is working efficiently. The President\'s Labor-Management Council is reviewing the plan.

    September 27, 2011
  • Under the Telework Enhancement Act, agencies were supposed to have told their employees by Tuesday whether they were allowed to telework. OPM said telework coordinators say they have processes in place to meet the law\'s requirements. A new survey finds the law having an impact on telecommuting across the government.

    June 08, 2011
  • More than 400 employees will spend another fiscal year setting their own schedules and focusing on performance instead of worrying about where they are working. OPM is redoing performance plans to incorporate the Results Only Work Environment approach.

    October 07, 2010
  • More than 400 employees will spend another fiscal year setting their own schedules and focusing on performance instead of worrying about where they are working. OPM is redoing performance plans to incorporate the Results Only Work Environment approach.

    October 07, 2010
  • The Office of Personnel Management is extending its Results Only Work Environment, or ROWE, pilot through 2011. Justin Johnson, deputy chief of staff at OPM, told Federal News Radio\'s Jason Miller about OPM\'s decision to extend the program and how the ROWE pilot is going to date.

    October 07, 2010

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