Workforce Matters

Takeaways from improved VA employee satisfaction numbers

Takeaways from improved VA employee satisfaction numbers

Greg Giddens, former chief acquisition officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses what...
Takeaways from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Takeaways from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Steve Goodrich, president & CEO at the Center for Organizational Excellence, and Mary Schwartz, senior vice president of digital &...
Report: Lessons learned from recruiting, hiring tech talent at the U.S. Digital Service

Report: Lessons learned from recruiting, hiring tech talent at the U.S. Digital Service

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research & evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how the United States...
How agencies can leverage new Direct Hiring Authorities

How agencies can leverage new Direct Hiring Authorities

Mika Cross, federal workplace expert, details ways the government can use the new direct hiring authorities and other tools at...
Merit Systems Protection Board up against leadership vacancies

Merit Systems Protection Board up against leadership vacancies

James Eisenmann, former general counsel of the Merit Systems Protection Board and counsel at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.,...
OMB, MITRE release federal workforce report

OMB, MITRE release federal workforce report

Jim Cook, vice president of Strategic Engagements & Partnerships at MITRE, details how stakeholders would like to modernize the federal...
Tech-Savvy Procurement Workforce

Tech-Savvy Procurement Workforce

Director of Procurement at the U.S. Digital Services, Traci Walker, details the process of developing a tech-savvy procurement workforce.
OPM Reorganization Impact on CHCO’s

OPM Reorganization Impact on CHCO’s

Former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer, Jeri Buchholz, speaks on the potential impact an OPM reorganization would have on federal CHCO’s.
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...