Alyssa Rosenberg

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Goal-setting, training called keys to telework

November 6, 2007 Telework only will be successful and widely adopted across the government when agencies and managers establish clear goals for what the practice can do for them and what teleworkers are expected to achieve, witnesses told the House Oversight and Government Reform Federal Workforce Subcommittee at a Tuesday hearing. "There are...

Report praises OPM’s workforce planning

November 5, 2007 The Office of Personnel Management has taken significant steps to address concerns about leadership and workforce management raised by the 2004 Federal Human Capital Survey, but could improve a morale gap between General Schedule and Senior Executive Service employees and centralize its workforce planning, according to a new report from...

Union leaders call for airport security training

November 2, 2007 Flight attendants, baggage screeners and federal flight deck officers are not receiving the training they need to find bombs, defend against hijackings and coordinate responses to terrorism, union officials said at a Thursday hearing. "Today, flight attendants remain as the only front-line first responders guaranteed to be in the cabin...

Trade group calls for reforms to appointments process

November 1, 2007 An industry association on Wednesday released a report calling for a governmentwide simplification of the confirmation process for presidential appointees, higher compensation for senior leaders, and clarification of post-employment restrictions and financial reporting requirements. "Extensive and extended vacancies in key leadership posts, particularly in a time of war, raise significant...

A Price to Pay

November 1, 2007 When Kathrene Hansen, executive director of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, tallied up the things that would have made her job easier during the wildfires that swept through Southern California recently, a change in locality pay for the Los Angeles area was near the top of the list....

Agencies mobilize assistance for wildfire victims

October 29, 2007 Agencies acted quickly to keep services running and pull together offers of assistance for federal employees and others affected by the Southern California wildfires, but it will be some time before the full demand for aid can be gauged, officials say. "What I've seen on the ground is really impressive,"...

Credentials could ease hiring for IT security jobs

October 25, 2007 Certification requirements for information security professionals would help agencies smooth the hiring process, representatives from professional certification organizations said at a conference earlier this week. "As someone who hires individuals, I look for the certifications because it shows a dedication to the profession and giving back to the company, as...

Wildfires strain federal operations in Southern California

October 24, 2007 Federal agencies are mobilizing to help their employees and other residents who have lost their homes and property in the wildfires burning across Southern California, but they face a number of challenges in locating those who need assistance and keeping their offices up and running. Kathrene Hansen, executive director of...

IT expert says information security should be distinct field

October 23, 2007 The federal government needs to recognize information security as a stand-alone career field if it wants to recruit and retain the best professionals for the job, a longtime information technology specialist said on Tuesday. "I think it's time for government people to start to push for a distinct job series,"...

State Department urged to improve evacuation training

October 22, 2007 The State Department needs to provide more frequent and more relevant training to Foreign Service officers posted overseas to ensure that evacuations of American citizens and embassy staff are conducted safely and effectively, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. "About 24 percent of posts reported that [Emergency Action...

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