Management and Workforce

IT certification gives federal job seekers an edge

Pursuing an IT certification could help government IT professionals land a better job or get them more pay, survey says.

The smart leader's gamble: Fail small, win big

Management consultant Peter Sims argues that success is often built on a series of small but risky bets.

Federal employees appear undaunted despite budget climate

New report naming the best and the worst federal workplaces reveals only a small decline in overall employee satisfaction among feds.

VA staffer got $75K education courtesy of taxpayers

The Veterans Affairs Department inspector general issued the third in a series of scathing reports on high-level officials at the VA.

Don't jump to conclusions about Obama's order limiting mobile devices

Waste-cutting efforts won't necessarily reduce spending on mobile devices, experts say.

Order limits smart phones, tablets and swag for feds

New rules also extend to printing documents and vehicle efficiency, as reality of tight economic times takes hold.

USAJobs goes splat instead of splashy

As the USAJobs debacle dragged into its fourth week, lawmakers and pundits began loudly proclaiming that the incident offered lessons for federal insourcing and IT policy.

Alan Balutis

CIOs: Agents of change in a hostile world

When you consider the challenges CIOs face, it's a wonder they last even two years in the job, says columnist Alan Balutis.

Did OPM forget USAJobs was about jobs?

The USAJobs 3.0 launch might have gone more smoothly with better social media communications to ease users' concerns.

Steve Kelman

4 ingredients of successful teams

Teams often succeed or fail because of decisions that are made before they even hold their first meeting.

VA builds its own online job board

The Veterans Affairs Department has 3,553 job vacancies to fill, and it has created a new online jobs board to encourage veterans to apply.

Rising stars: Young feds bring innovation to agencies

Federal managers, take note: A new generation of public servants is transforming the government, and these rising stars have new ways of thinking when it comes to solving old problems.

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