Alyssa Rosenberg

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Executive diversity legislation gains support

November 27, 2007 Diversity organizations are confident that legislation aimed at increasing the number of women and minorities in the Senior Executive Service can pass Congress in 2008, and they are moving forward with training programs to help members move up in the ranks. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill....

Experts call for top leaders at agencies to commit to diversity

November 20, 2007 Federal agencies need strong leadership commitment, structural changes and a willingness to confront internalized biases if they want to create a truly diverse workforce, speakers at a National Academy of Public Administration panel said on Friday. "People look at mechanisms to improve diversity, but the bottom line is if you...

Generational stereotyping seen as barrier to recruiting

November 15, 2007 Workforce planners should avoid stereotyping the needs and expectations of different generations of federal workers, experts at the Human Capital Management: Federal 2007 conference said on Wednesday. Younger workers "want to be challenged, and they like to be treated with respect," said John Allison Jr., deputy director for human capital...

Telework Is a Tool

November 15, 2007 "Telework shouldn't be viewed as an employee reward." Bernice Steinhardt, director of strategic issues for the Government Accountability Office, made that argument at a hearing convened last week to examine why more federal agencies haven't established telework policies, much less promoted the concept aggressively. At first glance, it wouldn't appear...

The Good Fight

November 15, 2007 Dispatches from opposite sides of the debate about religion in the workplace. At the beginning of our first phone conversation, Mikey Weinstein asks me if I'm Jewish. At the end of our first e-mail exchange, Angie Tracey tells me to have a blessed evening. Weinstein has spent the past four...

Cobbled Together In Crisis

November 15, 2007 Federal Executive Boards try to coordinate emergency response with patchwork of staffing and funding. Since they were established in 1961, Federal Executive Boards have been laboratories of innovation. Scattered across the country, they've been free to tailor the solutions that keep federal offices in their cities and states running during...

Women, minorities underrepresented at top of congressional agencies

November 14, 2007 Women and racial minorities are underrepresented in the senior ranks of six legislative branch agencies relative to their presence in the general workforce of those agencies, according to a report released Tuesday by a House subcommittee. The report, based on data gathered by the Congressional Research Service and analyzed by...

Customs, border workforce plagued with retention, morale problems

November 13, 2007 U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces substantial challenges in recruiting, retaining and training new officers, maintaining high morale and keeping up with increasing cross-border traffic, a union president, Government Accountability Office researcher and a CBP official told senators at a hearing on Thursday. The panelists disagreed, however, on which of...

SEC, union sign new collective bargaining agreement

November 9, 2007 The National Treasury Employees Union announced on Friday that it had signed a new collective bargaining agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that expands the agency's telework program and makes the SEC "one of the most employee-friendly agencies in the federal government," according to NTEU President Colleen Kelley. The...

Hearing on border officer training may focus on staffing issues

November 8, 2007 A hearing next Tuesday on border security prompted by a Government Accountability Office report on problems with Customs and Border Protection training released this week may focus as much on the bureau's staffing needs as on the implementation of training under CBP's One Face at the Border initiative. "I don't...

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