• Mallory Barg Bulman: How can agencies get the most out of the annual employee survey?

    Federal Drive with Tom Temin discusses the annual Employee Viewpoint Survey and its implications with Mallory Barg Bulman, reseach director for the Partnership for Public Servic

  • Dan Chenok: Fostering a more enterprise-like government

    The next president, whoever it is, could help forge a more enterprise-like government with a strong focus on management. The Partnership for Public service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government hosted roundtable discussions on this topic. Dan Chenok, executive director at the IBM Center, provides all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Charles Tiefer: What’s driving waste at the Pentagon?

    The 2017 Pentagon budget request looks a lot like the 2016 one, maybe a little more so. The well-known and costly platforms are all in there, from the F-35 to modernizing the nuclear arsenal. Law professor Charles Tiefer shares his thoughts on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the big drivers of waste.

  • Tim McManus: How to keep your HR staff from overheating

    If the President’s budget request for 2017 prevails, a 1.5 percent jump in the federal workforce would mean another 30,000 or 35,000 new people. Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin agencies can keep their HR staff from overheating.

  • Bob Tobias: Presidents should think more like CEOs

    If Presidents thought more like chief executive officers, then perhaps so many of the big management snafus wouldn’t happen. That’s the view of Bob Tobias, founder and development director of the Key Executive Leadership program at American University. He shared the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • John Palguta: Looking back at a long career in public service

    John Palguta spent 34 years in the federal government, before retiring as a member of the Senior Executive Service and director of policy at the Merit Systems Protection Board. For the last 16 years, he as been vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He talked to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his last day on the job.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Managers can make a difference despite election timetable

    Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, career federal managers can still make a difference no matter when the next election is scheduled.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Here’s a list for improving shared services

    Your mother always told you it was good to share. For federal agencies, shared services are a route to greater efficiency, less wasted effort and maybe even better performance. So why aren’t more agencies doing it? Now the Partnership for Public Service, teaming with Deloitte, has come up with a list of recommendations for agencies to get into shared services for human resources and acquisition. Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more detail.

  • Danny Werfel: How to manage with no one in the driver’s seat

    Call it the eighth year syndrome. It’s the last year of a presidency and scores of politically appointed slots throughout the federal government are vacant, and likely to stay that way until the next administration comes in. How do career executives manage through it? Federal Drive with Tom Temin gets some advice from Danny Werfel, former acting IRS commissioner and long-time federal financial exec. He’s now a director in the public sector practice at the Boston Consulting Group.

  • 7 things federal workers should watch in 2016

    With a new year, there will be developments that every federal worker should follow as they play out. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, lists seven things feds need to keep an eye on in 2016.