Catherine Emerson, the agency's chief human capital officer, said the annual turnover rate is only 1.35 percent for its 240,000 employees. She said new programs, called Cornerstone and Capstone, are trying to ensure employees have the leadership training necessary for the future. The Coast Guard also is increasing employee engagement as it prepares to move into its new headquarters at St. Elizabeth's in Washington.
Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.
It's a good time for career employees at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to lay low and stay in their cubicles. A nasty political fight over President Obama's Republican, female commissioner nominee, Kristine Svinicki, has caused Chairman Gregory Jaczko to publicly deny he is abusive towards women.
The Partnership for Public Service is trying to change what people think of federal employees.
A fast-approaching budget deadline is creating increasing anxiety among federal workers that government could shut down if Congress does not reach a deal.
For a look at how the budget battle impacting feds on a daily basis, we ask the Partnership for Public Service\'s John Palguta
Something has to give, according to the Partnership for Public Service\'s John Palguta. In terms of the budget, he says \"what we have right now isn\'t working.\"
DorobekINSIDER poll results to examine the impact of the budget battle on the ability to meet mission goals, and how the gridlock is affecting workplace morale.
The government is funded on yet another short-term spending measure – the current one lasting until March 18. Two-thirds of people responding to a DorobekINSIDER poll said they believe Congress will continue to pass short-term…
While money is still flowing into agencies, the Partnership for Public Service says continuing resolutions hurt agencies\' financial planning and ability to hire, among other things. PPS\'s John Palguta explains.
Carol Bonosaro, the president of the Senior Executives Association, shares advice for federal managers as they try to navigate in uncertain times.
Former OPM Director Jim King doesn\'t hold punches about why morale may be down in the federal workforce right now. He says \"being viewed as a pawn on the chessboard of life is not exactly an upper.\"
Rep. Jim Moran tells Federal News Radio if you take 395 through Arlington, your commute may be about to get two to three hours longer every day.
Many people across the country have been hurt by the recession – and are now looking to the government for help. The federal government can’t help, though, if its own workforce is underappreciated. John Palguta…