Management and Workforce

Steve Kelman

The best approach to management: Tough love

In a recent study, columnist Steve Kelman found that the best performance comes from a mix of hard and soft management styles.

Fed execs get consistent performance measures

A new framework gives agencies a uniform approach to evaluating Senior Executive Service employees.

Interior could save millions with better use of videoconferencing

Video teleconferencing technology could help the Interior Department save millions yearly, but technical problems have plagued the efforts for a departmentwide implementation.

Plain language in federal regulation comes closer

Federal regulations are notoriously hard to understand, but this week a government agency took yet another step in simplifying complex language.

Leave fed pay and benefits alone, union says

Feds have sacrificed enough, union says.

Hire those federal interns

Lawmakers seek to improve federal intern conversion.

Virtual worlds training for federal cyber pros in the works

A joint effort between DHS and State will offer courses in a virtual worlds environment for federal cybersecurity professionals.

Air Force offers early outs and buyouts -- again

The Air Force's ongoing restructuring effort leads to another round of voluntary retirement and separation.

Retiring executives could come back as mentors

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking a contractor to help match employees with mentors.

Don't blame contractors solely for poor security

Security for IT systems is too complex to lay on any one set of shoulders, expert warns.

Workforce spared, for now, in tax cut extension

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives announced that they would accept compromise legislation that provides a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut set to expire at the beginning of the year.

Are you a fed? Please stay.

Federal human resources officials weigh in on their worries for the new year.

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