Letter: COOP and telework won't be issues until next disaster

A reader says continuity-of-operations planning and teleworking will not get agencies' attention until the next crisis arises.

Letter: Kost knowledgeable on transitions, IT governance

A reader says chief information officers can learn a lot from John Kost about good IT governance and surviving transitions.

Letter: Company supports GSA's mentor-protégé program

A reader from BMAR & Associates calls GSA's proposed mentor/protégé program a positive action.

COOP makes a telework connection

Agencies know they have to get their work done, regardless of power outages or natural disaster, but are they COOP ready?

Keeping employees in the COOP loop

Agencies examine how to engage teleworkers in their continuity of operation plans.

Letter: Performance objectives not always relevant to mission

A reader writes that some objectives were generic and "were not necessarily appropriate at the "grassroots" level."

DOD gives big nod to Lean Six Sigma

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England has ordered all Defense Department components to adopt Lean Six Sigma.

Letter: Civilian agencies abuse grade system with quick promotions

A reader writes, "The GS system has steps for a reason, you get a chance to learn your job."

Letter: Rehiring retirees benefits young feds, too

A reader says experienced retirees can help train younger employees.

Letter: Better integration of employees will help government stay competitive

A reader writes about the disorganization of federal workers' first day on the job.

Battling more than demographics

Job hopping, premature promotions could be more of a threat to the acquisition workforce.

Senate appropriators look to boost telework

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to its Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill that would boost federal teleworking requirements.

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