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Next Avenue | Chris Farrell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Chris Farrell Gary Olson put in 32 years as an analytical chemist at Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., including stints in R...

Problems and Fixes for the Presidential Management Fellows Program

Tom Fox | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

The government deeply needs to attract a new generation to federal service as well as groom future leaders, which happens to be the dual purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.

Don't Cut, Invest! Why the Obama Administration Should Support a Federal Job Guarantee Program

Alan A. Aja | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

The Obama administration should ignore the irresponsible narrative of austerity-economics. The president holds the mandate, given overwhelming support from the African Americans and Latinos during re-election bid, to combat persistent unemployment in these communities.

Getting Americans Back to Work: Safeguarding Your Federal Job in 2013

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

Professionals, federal or otherwise, who prepare themselves for any career change or shift while still employed are already thinking with an innovative mind.

Moving Forward in Times of Uncertainty for Federal Agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Now that we are in the midst of the presidential election cycle and face uncertainties regarding budgets and programs, some federal leaders may be tempted to keep their heads down and wait for events to unfold.

Dave Jamieson

Romney's Plan To Slash Federal Jobs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

In a now-infamous, surreptitiously recorded video of a talk with donors, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a number of startling statements, m...

The Federal Pathways Programs Are A-Comin': Low-Cost Ways to Prepare Your Agency

Tom Fox | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

For the first time in decades, our government is launching a new set of programs to improve the recruiting and hiring of college students and recent graduates.

USAJOBS 3.0 Jumps the Shark

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology
Linda E. Brooks Rix

When the Obama administration needed real, proven innovative skills -- in this particular case to address the problem of veterans' unemployment -- it was not surprising to see that it had finally turned to private sector professionals for the solution.

Public Sector Losing Jobs At Same Rate Private Sector Adding Them

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

When it comes to an economy trying to right itself, if it's not one thing, it's another. Even as the economy seems to be moving -- slowly -- in the...

USAJobs: Help Not Wanted, But Desperately Needed

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 12.13.2011 | Technology
Linda E. Brooks Rix

One year behind schedule and nearly $20 million spent this year alone, the Office of Personnel Management couldn't come close to engineering a smooth launch of its USAJobs 3.0 platform update on Wednesday.

Reality Check: How to Get Us Back on Track

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Agin

No one has yet demonstrated that it's possible to run a country of 320 million people with a small government. There is no inherent evil in big government -- and sometimes, like now, it may be necessary.

Improve Federal Work Force Hiring

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

The president's legacy will depend not only on the wisdom of his policies but also on the quality of people he brings into government.

Democrats Demand Bush Halt Efforts To Place Political Appointees In Career Jobs

Washington Post | Carol D. Leonnig and R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the Senate called on President Bush to halt any effort by his administration to place political appointees in career jobs just weeks befo...