Management and Workforce


Agencies not playing around with gamification

A familiar concept in the private sector, gamification makes a splash in the federal space.

Technology bridges the employment gap for feds with disabilities

An initiative by the Labor Department and Cornell University helps link people with disabilities to federal HR professionals.

DOD policy brings new mobility to civilian employees

New telework guidance focuses on non-military personnel.

Setting the tone for an ethical culture

An ethical environment starts at the top.

House panel approves phased retirement bill

The proposal would allow a blend of work and retirement in an effort to keep retirement-eligible feds in the workforce.

Steve Kelman

Innovation: Are feds afraid of their own shadows?

Agency performance suffers when employees are too fearful to try new ways of doing things, writes Steve Kelman.

BYOD continues to challenge agencies struggling to develop policy

Most agencies allow devices to access networks, but also don't know how to manage it, survey suggests.

John Kamensky

How to create cross-agency networks that work

A recent book identifies eight guiding principles for fostering collaboration between organizations, writes IBM’s John Kamensky.

Learning the art of employee engagement

Keeping employees engaged at work is about more than keeping them busy, and it's a cost-efficient way to retain your best talent.

Telework embrace widens

A new survey shows that most government employees who work remotely are content, but a few report failures.

21st-century employee management: Back to basics

Management guru Bruce Tulgan shares his insight into what works in management -- and what doesn't.

Steve Kelman

Tapping into feds' desire to serve

When it comes to motivating employees, studies show that the messenger matters as much as the message, writes Steve Kelman.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!