Workforce Matters

OPM announces new direct hire authorities for STEM and IT

OPM announces new direct hire authorities for STEM and IT

OPM deputy director Michael Rigas joins the program to discuss the brand new hiring authorities for technical fields, and what’s...
OPM announces new direct hire authorities for technology

OPM announces new direct hire authorities for technology

This afternoon, the Office of Personnel Management announced new hiring authorities that agencies can use to build their growing technology...
The impact of artificial intelligence on the federal workforce

The impact of artificial intelligence on the federal workforce

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president of ICF, discusses how widespread AI adoption would affect federal jobs, and what the future...
Major challenges facing the federal workforce

Major challenges facing the federal workforce

Terry Gerton, President & CEO of NAPA, and Bill Valdez, President of the Senior Executives Association, discuss the need for...
Sammies nominee’s work protects women & babies from Zika virus

Sammies nominee’s work protects women & babies from Zika virus

Peggy Honein, Director of the CDC’s Division of Congenital & Developmental Disorders, details her team’s efforts to research and prevent...
Building an IT-savvy federal acquisition staff

Building an IT-savvy federal acquisition staff

Avi Bender, director of the National Technical Information Service, discusses modernizing the federal acquisition workforce, and the skills hiring managers...
Top workforce priorities for NASA CHCO

Top workforce priorities for NASA CHCO

Robert Gibbs, Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses what the priorities are at one of the “best places to...
Federal unions monitoring workforce as agencies roll back Executive Order provisions

Federal unions monitoring workforce as agencies roll back Executive Order provisions

Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, details how his organization is observing the court-ordered repeal of President...
Thrift Savings Plan to receive budget increase

Thrift Savings Plan to receive budget increase

Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses what the TSP will do with...
Scientist leads research in nut allergy remedies & prevention

Scientist leads research in nut allergy remedies & prevention

Soheila Maleki, Sammies 2018 finalist and lead scientist for food allergy research at the Department of Agriculture, discusses her work...
Current status of federal pay raise proposal

Current status of federal pay raise proposal

Jessica Klement, Vice President for Advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses congressional support for a...
FTC work saves almost $600M in scam recovery

FTC work saves almost $600M in scam recovery

Karen Dodge, Sammies 2018 finalist and staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, discusses investigating Western Union for wire fraud...
Talent initiatives at the National Security Agency

Talent initiatives at the National Security Agency

NSA Executive Director Harry Coker details what the organization is doing to attract a highly-skilled workforce, and why comfort with...
Utilizing Data to Improve Decision Making

Utilizing Data to Improve Decision Making

Danny Werfel, Director of Boston Consulting Group, explores the methods of data use in decision making.
HHS OIG Use of Data in Investigations

HHS OIG Use of Data in Investigations

Assistant Inspector General at the Office of Inspector General at the Health and Human Services Department, Thomas O’Donnell, discusses how...
Exclusive Sit-Down with OMB’s Margaret Weichert

Exclusive Sit-Down with OMB’s Margaret Weichert

The Office of Management and Budget’s Deputy Director of Management, Margaret Weichert, gives an update on OMB’s agency reorganization plan...
OMB releases new customer experience guidance to agencies

OMB releases new customer experience guidance to agencies

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International, breaks down new customer experience guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.
USAID Food for Peace leader recognized for worldwide impact

USAID Food for Peace leader recognized for worldwide impact

Matthew Nims, Sammies 2018 finalist and acting director of the Office of Food for Peace at USAID, discusses the management...
Upcoming deadline for federal pay raise and freeze

Upcoming deadline for federal pay raise and freeze

Federal News Radio Reporter Nicole Ogrysko discusses this week’s federal pay policy deadline, and key provisions of the president’s workforce...
The benefits of interagency conflicts

The benefits of interagency conflicts

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses the three types of interagency conflict,...
Private reinsurers assuming flood damage liability saves NFIP in claims

Private reinsurers assuming flood damage liability saves NFIP in claims

Andy Neal, Sammies 2018 finalist and branch chief for Actuarial and Catastrophic Modeling at FEMA, details how a “reinsurance program”...
The future of civil service reform

The future of civil service reform

Kristine Simmons, VP of Government Affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the civilian workforce changes in the 2019...
Impact of high profile departures at GSA

Impact of high profile departures at GSA

Jim Williams, former acting administrator of the General Services Administration and partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses the exodus...
NIH team develops preventative Zika vaccine

NIH team develops preventative Zika vaccine

Dr. Barney Graham, Sammies 2018 finalist and deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health,...