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Recruitment Wars

May 11, 2011 Sure, federal employment is becoming a more attractive option for workers, but competition among agencies for top recruits is still fierce. Managers need to leverage every advantage to ensure they nab the most highly qualified candidates, and telework may be a big draw. At a recent town hall meeting on ...

IT Modernization

May 4, 2011 It's clear that managers have embraced the need for modernization, which is the first step in technological advances that include changes like cloud computing. In a recent poll conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive's research arm, 71 percent of federal executive respondents noted the need for some or ...

IT Modernization

May 1, 2011 Managers get the why, now they must figure out how. It's clear that managers have embraced the need for modernization, which is the first step in technological advances that include changes like cloud computing. In a recent poll conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive's research arm, 71 percent ...

Cracking the Whip

April 20, 2011 Dealing with a difficult employee is perhaps the greatest challenge for any boss. Federal managers, especially, tend to think their hands are tied when it comes to meting out corrective or disciplinary action. But the real barrier to addressing personnel problems often is a lack of managerial training. Robbie Kunreuther, ...

Managing for Savings

April 13, 2011 With a shutdown narrowly averted, managers now can settle back in to today's status quo -- striving to do more with less. With the purse strings ever tightening, the prospect of significant savings through management becomes even more exciting, and one highly relevant study shows project and program management can ...

Cracking the Whip

April 1, 2011 Managers often lack the training to discipline bad actors on their staffs. Dealing with a difficult employee is perhaps the greatest challenge for any boss. Federal managers, especially, tend to think their hands are tied when it comes to meting out corrective or disciplinary action. But the real barrier to ...

Diamonds in the Rough

March 16, 2011 While nearly all managers have their hands full with day-to-day duties, the best leaders make time to keep an eye out for top talent in their organization, with the hopes of grooming future generations of leaders. Experts say the federal government falls short of the private sector in developing its ...

Red Tape Reviews

March 2, 2011 Many see President Obama's push to toss out useless regulations as a positive step in clearing the federal government's bureaucratic cobwebs. But critics say his January executive order directing agencies to review old regulations for possible changes or even repeal falls short. Maybe it's time to consider a one-in, one-out ...

Red Tape Reviews

March 1, 2011 Scrapping an old rule for each new one added could ease the regulatory burden. Many see President Obama's push to toss out useless regulations as a positive step in clearing the federal government's bureaucratic cobwebs. But critics say his January executive order directing agencies to review old regulations for possible ...

Generation Rap

February 9, 2011 Concrete advice on how to communicate well with employees from different generations can be hard to find. But last week, the IBM Center for the Business of Government released a report attempting to fill that knowledge gap. The report identifies the four primary generations in the federal workforce today, and ...