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Act Like a Director

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When directors and top managers step down, it may take some time to fill the vacated positions. In the meantime, agencies, programs, and departments need a leader. Often, an acting director will step in. At the U.S. National Arboretum, a 446-acre campus in Washington, ... More »

Been There, Done That: Overcoming the 'Check-the-Box' Training Syndrome

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Trish Holliday

True learning communities help an organization adapt to a changing culture, attract and retain a talented and committed workforce, and embrace innovation. This one also pays it forward. Have your employees ever attended a training workshop, checked the box that they co... More »

Closing the Project Management Skills Gap in the Federal Government

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Kathryn Medina

In 2011, the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council and OPM created a joint working group that focused on identifying and closing critical skill gaps in the federal government. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) had identified strategic human capital manage... More »

Effective Engagement Strategies for an Increasingly Dispersed Workforce

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Technological advances have made it easier for employees to work anytime, anywhere—making "work" something you do, rather than a place you go. Yet government managers still face challenges. Federal law requires agencies to permit telework "to the maximum extent p... More »

Four Actions to Better Integrate Performance With Budget

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John M. Kamensky

Connect budget requests with agency goals by providing a range of performance options at different resource allocations. A new mandated annual strategic review process is a step forward. The percentage of federal managers who used performance information to help alloca... More »

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