Veronica Villalobos

  • BLM employees given timeline to decide on relocation plans

    In today’s Federal Newscast, employees at the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington D.C. headquarters have limited time to decide if they will move out west with the agency or not.

  • OPM to launch job rotation program for cyber reskilling academy graduates

    OPM is working with the Federal CIO Council to create a job rotation program for federal employees who went through the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy.

  • OPM to launch CyberCareers.gov for jobseekers, plus more USAJobs updates on the way

    A new site designed to serve as a one-stop shop for federal managers, employees, job seekers and academic institutions and students in the cybersecurity field will launch within the next two months. The Office of Personnel Management said it’s one of several steps the administration is taking to help agencies better recruit and hire new talent.

  • OPM official sees ‘slow but sustainable’ growth in Hispanic workforce

    The Office of Personnel Management’s Veronica Villalobos says the 2 percent growth in Hispanic federal employees is a sign of slow and steady progress.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — March 12, 2013

    Veronica Villalobos of OPM talks about progress in making federal offices more diverse. Jeff Sessions of Red River discusses a new poll about slashing the federal budget. Damon Penn of FEMA talks about his agency’s emergency alert system. John Hunt of the USDA’s Forest Products Laboratory discusses how his office helped to create a 100 percent sustainable studio for a Fox TV show. L. Preston Bryant talks about what might the District of Columbia look like without its century-old law that limits building heights. John Mahoney of Tully Rinckey discusses a recent ruling that will help some feds with disabilities.

  • Diversity in the SES

    Host Bill Bransford moderates a roundtable discussion of how the Senior Executive Service is doing in developing diversity plans. June 22, 2012

  • New strategy gives agencies a “springboard” for increasing diversity

    Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President’s Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

  • Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

    The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

  • Hot topics in the HR arena

    Learn what transpired at the annual FDR conference. Aug. 20, 2010

  • Hispanics in the Federal Workforce

    We told you last week about a new report that shows Hispanics are under-represented in the federal workforce, especially in the senior ranks. Veronica Villalobos is chair of the Federal Hispanic Work Group created by…