Posts Tagged: office

Want to Telecommute? What You Need to Know About Flexible Work Arrangements

Back in June, the president issued a directive to all executive level departments, calling on them to expand the use and availability of flexible work arrangements that make it easier for employees to enjoy greater work/life balance. “In doing so, we can help ensure that the Federal workforce is engaged and empowered to deliver exceptionalRead… Read more »

5 Non-Caffeinated Techniques to Wake You Up at Work

Maybe it’s the looming long holiday weekend, or the restless sleep I had last night, but I’m feeling so tired at work today. Whatever it is, you’ve been there. I know you know how I am feeling: unmotivated, hazy, slow, the list goes on, but my mind can’t process words that fast at the moment.Read… Read more »

5 Tips for Managing a Multigenerational Workplace

Do you manage a multigenerational workplace? These five tips can help you out. If you’ve got a wide age range of employees in your office, you’ve probably noticed they have different work styles. In addition to handling projects differently, they can also clash with each other, creating a less-effective team and increasing employee turnover. WhileRead… Read more »

Survey Shows Agencies Confident in Meeting 2015 Spending Target

A joint survey by Grant Thornton and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis shows agency budget managers are confident their organizations can meet federally-mandated budget caps in fiscal 2015, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. More than two-thirds of survey respondents show signs of optimism for the next fiscal year’s budget and have beenRead… Read more »

Peak office

Culture eats technology for breakfast (to adapt the more common version, that culture eats strategy for breakfast – but culture is omnivorous, so no problem there). The critical question which follows from that statement gets much less attention: where are we going to have breakfast. That question is the focus of this post. Not longRead… Read more »

Audit Outlines Missed IT Savings Chances for Agencies

A Government Accountability Office report says federal agencies have largely not developed comprehensive plans to consolidate information technology systems under the PortfolioStat initiative, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes GAO identified 200 IT reform opportunities that could save agencies up to $5.8 billion through 2015. GAO’s savings projection is more than double the $2.5 billionRead… Read more »

Pentagon, DNI Report $4B Intell Spending Downturn

Government data indicates that sequestration has trimmed budget for intelligence programs from $72 billion to $68 billion during the past fiscal year, Fierce Government reported Wednesday. Ryan McDermott writes the data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not explain how the $4 billion in cuts were made.Read… Read more »

Nearly $500M Up For Grabs Under Army Printer Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a potential $498 million contract to seven companies for commercial-off-the-shelf, multi-functional devices. Contractors will compete for task orders to supply the equipment and provide repair and maintenance services to the Army under firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Equipment covered under the contract includes accessories andRead… Read more »

DHS CFO Peggy Sherry Heading to Tax Agency

Peggy Sherry, formerly chief financial officer at the Department of Homeland Security since April 2012, has been appointed deputy commissioner for operations support at the Internal Revenue Service. She will officially start in her new position Nov. 4 and succeed Beth Tucker, who retired from the IRS at the end of last September, the taxRead… Read more »