Management and Workforce

Outdated risk-management policies threaten telework

Outdated approaches to managing workplace risk could be the next stumbling block for telework efforts.

Can working from home reduce the urge to be unethical?

Study says telework makes workers more ethical.

Program launched to amp up federal IT workforce

New government project targets tech-savvy students in effort to boost federal IT workforce.

Workforce largely spared in first super committee session

More than two months remain for the panel to compile recommendations to cut more than $1 trillion from federal spending in the next 10 years.

Steve Kelman

The progress principle: How to keep employees on track

A new book's insights into productivity have important implications for supervisors, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

Why stability trumps innovation

Federal agencies often seem to discourage employees from taking creative approaches to doing their jobs, FCW readers say.

Men twice as likely to slash salary for more telework

A new survey indicates that 12 percent of men are willing to give up 10 percent of their salary in exchange for more telework, compared to 6 percent of women.

OPM creates hiring pool to speed applications

Applicants can apply for multiple jobs with a single application under OPM's new pool system.

USAJobs overhaul coming in October

The Office of Personnel Management is revamping its federal jobs site, with changes that users will see and others behind the scenes.

Feds already sacrificed to shrink deficit, union says

A federal employee labor union points to contractors, outsourced work and federal employees' sacrifices as the congressional "supercommittee" hunts for areas to reduce the deficit.

Does your teleworkers' OT cost you?

Rules about overtime and comp time are not usually stipulated in today's federal telework arrangements.

Managers play an important role in employees' work/life balance

There are numerous benefits to helping employees achieve balance between their professional and personal lives, experts say.

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