Human Resources

Remarks of OPM Director John Berry at Human Capital Management Forum

From OPM.gov November 17, 2009, 8:15AM Hello! It’s great to be here with all of you at the Human Capital Management Forum. Thank you, Mike Causey, for the kind introduction. It’s a great time for all of us to be serving as Federal HR professionals because we’re at a moment of historic opportunity. Historic opportunityRead… Read more »

OPM considers eliminating GS system, denying raises to poor performers

Forgive me my fellow GovLoopers for not posting in a few weeks! It’s been a bit busy around Federal News Radio. But we’ve got some great stories I wanted to make sure you all saw. Our pay and benefits guru Mike Causey has been on a roll this past week breaking some news on variousRead… Read more »

Four New Commentaries on National Health Reform

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Issue Date: Online Exclusive Special Online Editorials Fundamentals of Healthcare Reform With the onset of healthcare reform and the implementation of the Parity Act close at hand, behavioral health will see change in the forthcoming year. And while both of these continuing efforts are meant to increase the quality of services delivered toRead… Read more »

Do you love your job?

I sent this link to my son, knowing he would enjoy it: Cactus Flight 1549 Accident Reconstruction (US Airways) “The NTSB released the public docket for Flight 1549 on June 9, 2009. The docket contains a wealth of information that can be utilized in a full 3D reconstruction of the accident. Our work goes deepRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – Strategic Partnership on Acquisition Recruitment Coalition

On Nov 4, GovExec featured an article on SPARC http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?filepath=/dailyfed/1109/11040… Given the criticality and need for more acquisition resources in government and the need for strategic recruitment, retention and training, I thought I’d provide some highlights from the article. Just as background – if you didn’t know already, the federal government spends approximately $530B annuallyRead… Read more »

EPP Team ECentric—–Host Company: Bayer Animal Health, LLC.

November 17, 2009- Benchmarking Week – Kansas City, MO.- Novmeber 15-20, 2009 The 2010 Executive Potential Program (EPP) met in Kansas City to gain experiences and information on the benefits of “benchmarking”. A group of 130 professional federal employees began the week with enlighten presentations by the Kansas City Mayor and Chamber of Commerce. TheRead… Read more »

EPP Team ECentric—–Host Company: Bayer Animal Health, LLC.

November 17, 2009- Benchmarking Week – Kansas City, MO.- Novmeber 15-20, 2009 The 2010 Executive Potential Program (EPP) met in Kansas City to gain experiences and information on the benefits of “benchmarking”. A group of 130 professional federal employees began the week with enlighten presentations by the Kansas City Mayor and Chamber of Commerce. TheRead… Read more »

Focus on Efficiency Phase 3: Implement and Prepare for Change

A previous post laid out the Focus on Efficiency Framework: Plan – Decide – Implement – Review – Repeat. If you’ve reached this stage, you’ve decided to implement your project. Implementing means just that: Implementing the plans you made back in the Planning phase. You’ll implement using traditional project management techniques like PMBOK or whateverRead… Read more »

When Failure is our Best Option

Reposted from original at openNASA.com You’ve heard it many times before, “Failure is not an option.” When Gene Kranz uttered this line in reference to Apollo 13, he was absolutely right. At that moment it was imperative that the team succeed in bringing the crew home safely. If you’ve ever seen the movie Apollo 13,Read… Read more »