Management and Workforce

Password apathy common among IT workers, survey finds

A survey reveals that lack of basic IT security understanding and carelessness are common among IT workers.

Workforce expert: Third year of pay freeze likely to happen

The defeat of the latest effort to extend the pay freeze doesn't mean feds are safe from further attempts.

Adam Cole

How to leverage front-line managers as change agents

Focusing attention on activities that truly drive workforce productivity allows managers to spend more time doing the things that count, writes Adam Cole of the Corporate Executive Board.

VA hands out employee bonuses too easily, audit finds

Federal auditors found that the majority of bonus payments made to retain key employees at Veterans Affairs agencies were lacking in proper justifications and documentations.

How good data aids agency decision-making

Data collection is just the first step toward better decision-making among federal agencies, report says.

GAO report urges better planning, coordination of cyber workforces

Agencies are falling short in properly planning and coordinating their cybersecurity human capital, according to a GAO report.

Agencies told to overhaul recordkeeping practices

Under a new directive, agencies are required to better document and overhaul their recordkeeping systems.

Feds catch a break from congressional scrutiny

For a brief moment, the pay of contractors, not feds, was the focus of ax-wielding lawmakers.

How to be a telework winner

Has GSA cracked the code for telework success?

Buying Christmas presents online -- what do agencies allow?

Ambiguous language makes it unclear to federal employees whether they are allowed to use online shopping sites while at work.

Peter Sims

Eureka! The antidote to risk aversion.

Author Peter Sims explains how little bets can help organizations make bold changes.

UPDATED: Senate passes CR; sends to Obama for signature

The Senate has passed the spending bill, once again averting a potential, partial government shutdown.

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